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    09-24-2018, 11:15 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread case sizing lube in Cast Boolits
    I dump the cases in a container, get a few drops of Ballistol on my fingers, and run my fingers through the container. Does a good job of lubing. For necks, I have a small container of moly, and dip about every third case mouth in it. That leaves...
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    09-23-2018, 11:31 AM
    My possibles bag is made from blanket material. All my shooting bags are leather. The Metis and Ute did wool shooting bags, and there are examples from a few other tribes. Whites generally used a bark tanned leather.
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    09-23-2018, 11:28 AM
    I'm betting you will need to have a machinist make some for you.
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    09-22-2018, 01:32 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Santa Fe, NM in Our Town
    I stayed at some friends hacienda a couple blocks off of Canyon Road for a few weeks. I didn't even know there was a "new" part of town until I was nearly ready to leave. I did find one interesting place, I think it is called Jackalope. I remember...
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    09-22-2018, 01:27 PM
    I've had the same experience. When a business advertises as Christian owned and operated, I've learned to not do business there, because sure as shooting, they will try to screw the customer.
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    09-22-2018, 01:01 PM
    Lance, would you please start using smaller font? This is hard to read.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 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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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 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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    09-19-2018, 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.
    26 replies | 525 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 12:12 PM
    Or a staking tool.
    10 replies | 338 view(s)
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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.
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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...
    22 replies | 453 view(s)
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    09-14-2018, 12:58 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Swage die reamer in Swaging
    Nice cutter Bill, I have this set of collet blocks, but have not used it yet making reamers. https://www.ebay.com/i/112194207638?chn=ps And a set of 5C collets
    19 replies | 607 view(s)
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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 | 477 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.
    11 replies | 513 view(s)
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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 | 752 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    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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  • waksupi's Avatar
    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 | 678 view(s)
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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