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  • Hey group, I just got some .735 lead for my Brown Bess and have a couple of shootin questions. Do I need to smooth out the raised area on the ball left by the mold? How many grains of powder do you use when shooting a live round? Also if one were to shoot 'buck and ball' with a Bess what size and quanity of lead and powder would you use? thanks Scott McD.
    cpl93rd Apr 20, 2009
  • OK, fair warning here, I don't really subscribe to this theory, and i think there were plenty of other legitimate causes to the war, but this pothead tries to make a case for the involvement of Russian hemp trade as a principal cause for the War of 1812. http://www.thc-ministry.net/forum/archive/the-war-of-1812-over-hempthey-didnt-to-tell-you-in-school-1247.htm Is there anything...
    Scott McDonald Feb 2, 2009
  • Well, I just got back from New Orleans and while it was fresh on my mind, I thought I would try to learn a little more about the geography of Lake Borgne and the Gulf Coast near LA and MS. I found an interesting paper about Ship Island which was the main British anchorage. Ship Island is now under control of the National Park Service and this paper was done in 1984 to document the...
    Scott McDonald Jan 14, 2009
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  • I haven't been paying close attention here, so forgive me if this has been discussed, but I thought some of you all might like to see the humorous video shot at Missisenawa(sp?) last year. Martin Lake gets my vote for best actor with Tim Pickles as best in a supporting role. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMtldgGrGC4&NR=1 You Tube Title is - Marion General Hospital: The War of...
    Scott McDonald Jul 28, 2007
  • This is another almost forgotten celebration which has slipped by us. So be upstanding and charge your glasses... Hail Britannia! * Empire Day * Originally Queen Victoria's birthday, the 24th of May is Empire Day. * * The earth is a place on which England is found, * And you find it however you twirl the globe round; * For the spots are all red and the rest is all grey...
    Scott McDonald Jun 1, 2007
  • >(snip) So one might put the significance of New Orleans relative to >the rest of American territories on a par with today. Or not. Others? > >Michael Mathews Quite right, Mr Mathews . New Orleans was the gateway for trade goods not only from the Mississippi River but all tributaries leading to it. There was no good way to transport goods upstream at the time of BNO. The first glow...
    Scott McDonald Feb 5, 2007
  • I found a short video of some of the ceremonies at Chalmette http://youtube.com/watch?v=zMJbqxtvtvU Smile... you're on Candid Camera !!!! Scott McD. 93rd
    Scott McDonald Jan 15, 2007
  • > >Not only that, Bluebell now makes King cake ICECREAM!!!!!! > We Texans luuuuuuuv Blue Bell ice Cream. It is made in beautiful Brenham Texas, where the cows think it's heaven! They are known for inventing all kinds of interesting flavor combinations. My fav is good old homemade vanilla. I will see you in Chalmette in a few of days. Scott McDonald cpl 93rd
    Scott McDonald Jan 6, 2007
  • Forget about a factual film to focus attention on our little war, we need a real super-hero. No not a propaganda film starring mamby panby Mel Gibson, but a real action film starring Sean Bean as that one and only man of steel type character we all know and love...Richard Sharpe . How would he get into our little war? Read Sharpe's Gator : http://www.personal.usyd.edu.au/~slaw...
    Scott McDonald Jun 7, 2006
  • This web page deals with several "first hand" accounts of Tecumseh's death. http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Cove/8286/tdeath.html enjoy Scott McD. [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Scott McDonald Feb 2, 2006