Links to old TFL threads...


Dave McCracken
January 7, 2003, 08:41 PM
As promised, here's some links to old threads on our predecessor BB, the Firing Line.

How it was.... (

Proper Mounting Techniques (

Pop's Last Dove Shoot (

A Christmas Past... (

The Geezer Squad.... (

Legacy... (

Militia Uses for the Shotgun... (

The Scent of Hoppe's.... (

Jerks at the Range (

On Collecting.... (

Building a Lupara (

A Kitchen Table 870... (

Preparedness... (

Nostalgia... (

Old Age Isn't For Sissies.... (

Buying a Used Pump Gun... (

More Newbies at the Range... (

Triggers.... (

Shooting With a Lady.... (

Hardware/Software... (

A Lesson In Litigation.... (

Breaking in New Pumpguns... (

Chokes, Fixed vs Tubes... (

Thoughts on Chokes... (

How much "Serious" ammo to Keep on Hand?...

( Walk in the Woods... (

The Ugliest Shotgun in Howard County... (

Crisis Management Reloading.... (

The Big Four... (

870 Loading/Clearance Drills.... (

How fast is Fast?... (

How much should a Shotgun Weigh?... (

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January 7, 2003, 10:00 PM
Thank you sir, these are treasures!!

January 8, 2003, 12:31 AM
Absolutely! :D

The Geezer Squad! Fantastic.


January 10, 2003, 02:28 PM
Thanks Dave.

April 22, 2003, 09:47 PM
:cool: Thanks!

July 22, 2003, 10:00 AM
Those are GREAT Dave, Thank you.

January 25, 2004, 07:38 PM
Dave, your "musings" gave me one of the better weekends I've had in a looong time!



Johnny Guest
April 6, 2006, 11:50 AM
I'll admit it: I don't pay near as much attention to smoothbores as I should, so I really don't haunt your forum regularly. Still, I don't see how I missed this thread. It's already given me a very pleasant morning, and I'm not a third of the way through. I'm hoarding the rest, to be read and savored slowly.

I grew up half a continent away from the scenes of your youth, but your stories evoke so many memories . . . .

You have an outstanding talent, sir. I hope you see fit to gather up a large sample of your writings and publish them. Maybe not TOO large. You already have enough material for a couple of modest-sized books.

Sincere thanks for your efforts, Dave. They are not wasted.


September 11, 2006, 05:31 PM

January 8, 2007, 06:36 AM
Fantastic.....THANK YOU!

January 16, 2007, 09:04 PM

Thanks for the links, the posts, and all the help you've given me so far.

I just got the winning bid today on a 1966 model 870TB, Remington 150th Anniversary Edition, 2534 total of those 870s made, unknown number were TBs. May have overpaid, but I wanted the gun bad. Now I have a relatively rare, collectors? gun, that I can shoot at trap and will last a long time if I keep it oiled. What a bargain.


Dave McCracken
January 16, 2007, 10:20 PM
Thanks,and glad I am to help.

February 10, 2008, 09:57 AM

Thanks for these. I read several, including Jerks at the range.

You know, there's just those few times when you have to speak out and sort out somebody else's hash. But in the end, you probably did the man a favor. Without some correction, he might have mouthed off in the wrong place or the wrong time, and truly come to harm.

Dave McCracken
February 10, 2008, 10:13 PM
You're welcome. S'funny, I doubt that I can recognize him now. I may have with him again unknowing.

Que Sera sera.

Hornet 6
February 16, 2008, 11:37 PM
Dave, thank you very much for a wonderfull read.
Actually it was reading your old posts that prompted me to sign up.

Neil. :)

Dave McCracken
February 17, 2008, 09:43 AM
Glad you liked them, Neil.

Lord Teapot
August 21, 2015, 11:12 AM
tfl still exists and is active, how is it a predecessor if it's still there?

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