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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 PM
    That wouldn't be a bad idea. It appears half of the threads were removed, leaving little for that vent to hang on to.
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    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    My revolver and rifle prefer different loads. You can shoot the same load in both, but working up what works best for each gun is the best route.
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    Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    That's a gawdawful countersink he cut for the vent liner. You get what you pay for! The general opinion of most other builders is, Jackie can take $700 worth of parts, and make you a fine $300 gun.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 12:12 PM
    Or a staking tool.
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 02:09 AM
    .............The link (http://castpics.net/dpl/index.php/re...06-springfield) in Hamish's post is all data I'd ginned up. In the 30'-06 using either WC860 or WC872, you cannot get enough into the case to cause any problems. You WILL probably have...
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    09-17-2018, 11:40 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Fun at the old ball park? in Our Town
    We've got a lot of griz and black bear activity here, too. Friend wants me to go shoot one out of his apple trees. Problem is, they only come at night, and I don't need the hassle of accidentally killing a griz.
    6 replies | 221 view(s)
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    09-17-2018, 11:27 PM
    If the finish is completely cured, you will leave no steel wool particles in the finish. I finished a lot of very expensive exhibition grade stocks with steel wool where such a blemish would be disaster. Never a problem.
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    09-17-2018, 11:21 PM
    I use some Bullplate Lube on the mold. Careful application with a Q tip. Keep it out of the cavity. I think synthetic chainsaw 2 cycle oil is the same thing.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 06:24 PM
    If you didn't start out with well seasoned wood to make a stock, you may as well figure on starting over. An uncured stock will warp, twist, and do all kinds of nasty things if you expect the rifle to group. If you used Truoil too heavily, it...
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    09-12-2018, 12:01 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread T5=de÷ee÷÷÷×× in Muzzleloading.
    I like them to look a bit funky personally. If you are going to clean leather, saddle soap, followed up with Lexol.
    9 replies | 450 view(s)
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    09-11-2018, 12:08 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Rock Auto in Our Town
    Advertising in the magazines is not cheap. Probably several thousand a month for a big ad. With the internet, lots cheaper to spread the ads around there.
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    09-11-2018, 12:06 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Tire recommendations in Our Town
    I've had Hancocks on my last two trucks. Current set has been on nearly ten years, and are still in great condition. I don't drive all that much though.
    35 replies | 718 view(s)
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    09-08-2018, 12:57 PM
    I've used ww bullets on antelope, deer, elk, bear, and buffalo. They all die just fine.
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    09-08-2018, 12:52 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Animal repelllants? in Our Town
    I pee off the deck pretty much daily, doesn't bother the deer a bit. Something I remember seeing suggested is woven wire staked and suspended about a foot above the ground, laying down. They don't like stepping through the wire. Of course you...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-08-2018, 12:38 PM
    I based my suggestion on over 30 years of restoration work, and having built over 500 firearms.
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    09-07-2018, 10:47 AM
    The rosewood definitely will cause respiratory problems in most people. It chokes me up quickly, and the effects last a long time. Rifle builder John King is allergic to walnut, which makes his job a lot harder!
    18 replies | 651 view(s)
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    09-07-2018, 10:21 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    The 6.5X55 is the only chambering P.O. Ackley never wildcatted. He stated that the cartridge was perfect as is, and has no improvements that could be made.
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    09-05-2018, 11:57 AM
    Keep in mind. ROSEWOOD IS POISONOUS! Cut in a well ventilated area, always wear a good dust mask when working it.
    18 replies | 651 view(s)
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    09-05-2018, 11:42 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Bag and Horn in Muzzleloading.
    That's how I have learned how to do so many things over the years. Can't afford it, so I make it.
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    09-05-2018, 11:40 AM
    Soak with mineral spirits. Once the tape will lift off, use the mineral spirits and a shop rag to rub off the residue.
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    09-04-2018, 12:12 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Bag and Horn in Muzzleloading.
    It does my heart good to see people making their own stuff, rather than buying it.
    26 replies | 853 view(s)
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    09-04-2018, 12:08 PM
    I use aircraft and boat stripper, from Sherwin Williams. For the blueing, brush on muriatic acid, nearly instant removal. Do it in a well vented area, preferably outside. If the stock is birch, my best luck has been blending Fiebing leather dye...
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    09-04-2018, 12:05 PM
    I would leave the gun with the smith, and let him make it right, one way or the other. Replace or repair.
    32 replies | 1136 view(s)
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    09-03-2018, 02:25 AM
    ...............My M92 Rossi (24" Oct bbl) has a tight barrel, but shallow grooves. The bore is .445" and the grooves are .450". The Miroku is perfect at .443" x .451".
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    09-02-2018, 12:23 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread 30-06 to 35 Whelen? in Cast Boolits
    Go with the .358 Win, and you will have reached cast boolit Nirvana.
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    09-02-2018, 12:20 PM
    I found that elk generally die faster with a slow heavy bullet, than with high velocity rounds.
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    09-01-2018, 04:36 PM
    FYI, of you shoot an animal at that velocity, you are going to destroy a lot of meat, and it won't kill as effective as a slower bullet.
    17 replies | 586 view(s)
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    09-01-2018, 10:50 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread PID help needed in Casting Equipment
    Message sent, thanks!
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    09-01-2018, 10:49 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread PID help needed in Casting Equipment
    It's a Mypin T series.
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    08-31-2018, 01:58 PM
    My PID stopped working correctly. I assumed it was the thermocouple, so replaced that. Put things back together, and the temp reads around 350 degrees, plus or minus. The pot doesn't start to heat at all apparently. I turned it on and left it for...
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    08-31-2018, 12:33 AM
    waksupi started a thread Back in the day in Our Town
    Just thinking back to when I was a kid. Probably nearly 60 years ago now. An old man named Sammy Slate had a gas station in a small town of around 200 people. He had barrels full of original longrifles, just jammed full. They cost between $10-15...
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    08-27-2018, 06:07 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Gun show terminology in Our Town
    I'm one of those that would set up at gun shows, to try and get rid of guns. I kind of quit doing it, as I found that although I sell some guns, I usually come home with at least three more than I started with.
    62 replies | 4119 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    08-27-2018, 05:55 PM
    Cut the wood in half, and carve it in. Probably not the best way, but I don't have a bit long enough to drill it.
    19 replies | 982 view(s)
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check