Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Feel lost on the new PA blog?

Relax here.
Also, see if you can ID this air rifle.


  1. Now this format is more like it:)! I know that rifle, but it would be cheating.

    WV: unteri. You don't know what you've got 'til its gone.

  2. Bg farmer,

    Yes, the feel here is comforting.

    I don’t want to be too down on the new format, but the fact that anyone can post using your identity along with the effort needed to see the latest comments is disappointing. I would often try and take a peek while at work by selecting “jump to comments” and quickly viewing the latest remarks. Now it is too long a process.

    It is nice that you can post an active link.

  3. That's exactly it: Until the evening, I often just have a few minutes at a time to read BB's blog and then see what everybody's talking about. I don't think I'm going to be able to do that as much, just because it takes longer to digest the current state of the comments.

  4. Whoa - deja vu. It's got a nice cozy feeling to it. Nice job, Volvo.

    Hold on a minute while I use the Preview function...

    - Orin

  5. Orin,

    Thanks, it does feel like a warm bowl of chicken and dumplings on a cold winters evening, doesn’t it?

  6. Volvo,

    There was nothing preventing anyone from posting as 'Volvo' on the old blog either. All they had to do was choose the 'Name/URL' method for identifying themselves when commenting.

    You're blowing this all out of proportion.

  7. Bobby Nations,
    I am sure the new PA site will be as immensely successful as the old one, probably even more so, hence the issue.

    Myself, I enjoy writing the occasional “long remark” or impromptu review and feel this venue will have a better chance of preserving them. Ever read the tail of the crow and the baby rabbit? It is lost among the thousands of comments that will either be deleted or shrunk to a 2” window.

    My needs have evolved, not unlike PA’s and this blog will serve as an outlet for them.

  8. Volvo

    I can't ID the rifle, but I would recognize that berber carpet anywhere.

    I have a couple of questions for you.

    Can I substitute the sweet and sour sauce included with my Chinese food for Crosman's pellgunoil? The colors and viscosity seem to be similar.

    Also if you could suggest an accurate breakbarrel springer that gets at least 1800 fps, is quiet, and with a light cocking effort. To further narrow it down, please list only rifles with Tyrolean stocks made out of composite plastic.

    I notice this article is from yesterday. You do plan on posting a new one, Monday through Friday, right?

  9. SlingingLead,

    I have a post for today already…and I recommend olive oil in place of pellgun oil. As far as the rifle you seek, I feel it is best that journey begins by sending your AA TX200 to be photographed on the old Berber Carpet.
    Almost forgot, the olive oil needs to be “extra virgin”

  10. The rifle is a BSA Meteor imported by Ithaca in the early 1970’s. It is a sub 12 ft lb rifle that is very popular in Europe. They have since morphed into a Gamo type arm.