| Outdoor Board|| American Firearm Quality Going to Hell? - CoastieGM on 12/4/13 at 1:00 pm|
Last year my son buys a Remington 870. Shells kept getting jammed in chamber. Chamber required boring out.
Yesterday, my son gets his first 1911. A beautiful Springfield Armory black stainless steel. Trigger isn't for shite. Piss poor workmanship. Feels like burrs or something, even after 500 roun...
| Outdoor Board|| Blowing out Water Pipes (pics)- Freeze Spinoff - CoastieGM on 11/27/13 at 12:42 pm|
Having rental properties, here's what I do for vacant properties, RV, and camp house.
Get these parts...
and make this...
| Outdoor Board|| .357 Plinking Ammo - CoastieGM on 11/26/13 at 9:05 am|
Is it just me, or is .357 ammo still at full-retard prices?
Cheapest thing I can find is $0.46/rd. I don't recall it being anywhere near that expensive before the shortages. Am I remembering correctly?
I know premium $1+ per round ammo is available, but I just want plinking .357 (not .38)
| Outdoor Board|| Deep-water Stingray - CoastieGM on 11/25/13 at 11:27 pm|
Anyone ever seen or heard of such a thing?
| Outdoor Board|| Magpul PMag Virgin needs advice - CoastieGM on 11/22/13 at 5:45 pm|
What's the difference between MOE, Gen M2, Gen M3, etc.?
My old AR-15 was an old Colt SP1 model from the mid-70's before I lost it in the Brazos River
I assume all mags are still totally interchangeable across all models / years?
Any real advantage/disadvantage to having the PMag with a wi...
| Outdoor Board|| Sewage Pump - CoastieGM on 11/21/13 at 12:34 pm|
Got a shitty question for someone with more brains than me.
I have a 1/2 hp shite chopper (sewage pump) that has a rated lift capacity of 18 vertical feet in a 2-inch pipe.
Anyone have any idea how far will that same pump move shite water horizontally in the same 2-inch pipe before overloading t...
| Outdoor Board|| Good for an OB Chuckle - CoastieGM on 10/29/13 at 8:26 pm|
A couple pics/history from the town of my retirement home....
In 1935, a German fellow by the name Shaffer immigrated from Germany and opened a hotel and restaurant. He was a very proud German and built his pride into the brickwork of the building…
| Outdoor Board|| Picture Caption - CoastieGM on 10/29/13 at 8:14 pm|
Time for the OB to get it's unique brand a creativity going, wax poetic, and come up with an ingenious caption for the following.
| Outdoor Board|| Bug ID - CoastieGM on 10/29/13 at 8:12 pm|
This 6-inch long bastard squeezed under the bathroom baseboard through a crack no wider than the thickness of a business card. The alien-from-space looking fricker moved fast as lightning scaring the shite out of everyone.
| Outdoor Board|| New Mexico Hike - CoastieGM on 10/29/13 at 8:08 pm|
Took the two smaller kiddos on a hike. Started at 8 am in a crisp 35 deg air temp.
Our land (much of it long-term Forest Service lease) abuts the Manzano Wilderness in central New Mexico. We drove to the Forest Service access point and walked to some trails. Up we went…
| Outdoor Board|| Dang Kid...(New Mexico Trip Update) - CoastieGM on 10/21/13 at 11:43 am|
The 11 yr old wilderness-freak boy made for another outdoor story yesterday. Here's an except from the dinner table last night:
[b]Boy:[/b] Can you bring the AK next time we come to New Mexico?
[b]Me:[/b] Maybe. Why?
[b]Boy:[/b] [matter-of-factly] I wanna get a bear.
| Outdoor Board|| New Mexico Trip Report - CoastieGM on 10/18/13 at 1:04 pm|
Departed from Houston later than anticipated. Didn't drive as far as planned. Get a hotel…HELL no… I'm too cheap for that shite. Just pull off into the desert and toss out a rack. Best night sleep I've had in the lower 48.
| Outdoor Board|| Yee-Haw! Headed for New Mexico - CoastieGM on 10/10/13 at 1:53 am|
Gonna enjoy 2 weeks of hanging out at the ranch with the wife & kids, doing a little shooting, mountain hiking, camping, fishing, seeing the sights.
No phone, no people, no cel phone signal...way the frick out there!
There is a wireless internet connection at the County Library (dimensions of...
| Outdoor Board|| How you know you're shopping in Texas - CoastieGM on 10/7/13 at 2:24 am|
| Outdoor Board|| First Cold front in Houston!!! - CoastieGM on 10/6/13 at 7:10 am|
Woke up @ 4am. Stepped out on back porch to take a piss, and [cue angels, orchestra and choir singing hallelujah chorus]
North wind. [b]66 degrees!!![/b]
| Outdoor Board|| New use for a sword? - CoastieGM on 9/30/13 at 9:47 pm|
| Outdoor Board|| Frog: Wrong place, wrong time... - CoastieGM on 9/14/13 at 8:48 am|
| O-T Lounge|| Burglar catches a bullet in H-Town... - CoastieGM on 9/14/13 at 7:39 am|
Observe pic of the homeowner, his dress and house before watching the vid.
What "dialect" do you expect?
| Outdoor Board|| God bless game cams - CoastieGM on 9/5/13 at 8:19 am|
A new hole appeared in the back yard. I've been known to just dig out the holes and club the armadillo or whatever runs out of it with the shovel.
Glad I didn't this time.
| Outdoor Board|| Alaska Hog - CoastieGM on 9/1/13 at 10:12 am|
Not exactly "outdoor", but the OB will appreciate this one.
Wife took the 3 smallest kids to the Alaska State Fair yesterday. I received the following email from her:
From: xxx <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: State Fair Update
Date: August 30, 2013 1:45:49 PM CDT
| Outdoor Board|| Which of You Yakkin' OB'ers was on TV? - CoastieGM on 8/26/13 at 10:04 pm|
Just cut the line next time. [link=(http://www.khou.com/news/editors-pick/Shark-drags-fisherman-on-kayak-4-miles-out-into-Gulf-221239241.html?google_editors_picks=true)]LINK[/link]...
| Outdoor Board|| Salmon Hoist - Mama Coastie Trying to be Favorite Parent - CoastieGM on 8/25/13 at 10:45 pm|
So I'm down here in Houston sweating my balls off, and Mama Coastie up in Alaska suddenly starts taking the younger kids fishing or clamming damn near every day...and sending me pics.
Here's today's results...rod and reel from bank.
| Outdoor Board|| Alaska Clammin' - CoastieGM on 8/24/13 at 7:45 am|
Mama Coastie took the smaller kids clamming yesterday...(wish I was up there!)
When you think you've spotted one, you gotta dig & move really fast, or the clams will dive down too far into the sand to get.
| Outdoor Board|| OB Mechanic Question - CoastieGM on 8/22/13 at 10:13 am|
Mrs. Coastie's wheels. 120,000 miles. Brakes (front disc rear drum).
When the vehicle is heated up after running on the highway for 30 to 40 miles, the brake pedal gets [u]really[/u] soft (slmost bottoming-out) and the front end pulls to the right side as if the front right caliper is grabbing b...
| Outdoor Board|| Would you eat it? - CoastieGM on 8/18/13 at 1:17 pm|
While going through all my old stuff, I came across a couple jars of pickle slices (w/dill & garlic...freakin' awesome batch).
The seal is still good...has a vaccuum.
However, according to my label, I jarred it in July of 1998. Toss it or eat it. Will I die? What says the OB.
| Outdoor Board|| My old Ammo & Stuff - CoastieGM on 8/17/13 at 9:25 am|
I'm going through a whole bunch of my old shite in Texas, figuring what will go to the New Mexico retirement home, what I'm taking to Alaska, and what's going in a dumpster. I figure you guys could appreciate some of this.
Old ammo. (note the blue triangle on the shotgun shell box).
| Outdoor Board|| Self-defense insurance. Legal coverage - CoastieGM on 8/15/13 at 1:29 pm|
Does anyone know of a nation-wide coverage in the event someone needs to be Trayvonized. (legal representation)
I've been a member of TMPA for decades (which has served me well in the past), but they only cover Texas.
I'm traveling between Texas, New Mexico and Alaska on a regular basis, so I ...
| Outdoor Board|| 800+ yard Hits w/ .223 - CoastieGM on 8/13/13 at 2:18 pm|
In my prime, I thought I was hot shite nailing silhouettes at 500-600 meters with a scoped M-16. That ain't shite compared to what guys do today! :bow:...
| Outdoor Board|| How / where do you listen to police scanner on-line - CoastieGM on 8/10/13 at 9:23 pm|
There is a max security prison about 1.5 miles from my place in Texas. It just erupted into WWIII with gunfire that lasted about 3 minutes. Would love to know what's going on.
www.broadcastify.com did not have the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Dept....
| Outdoor Board|| .17 WSM vs. .223/5.56 - CoastieGM on 8/10/13 at 9:49 am|
ETC: Is there anything that .17 WSM is better suited for than 223/5.56.
Ammo price about the same.
Velocity about the same.
Perhaps on small game, .17 would leave meat more intact than .223? :dunno: ...