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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 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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    Today, 11:28 AM
    I'm betting you will need to have a machinist make some for you.
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    Today, 02:13 AM
    Randy the reason I like the Brenneke Classic is because of the wad stack ~ hard felt like material with plastic washers on either side. Nothing there to distort. I've seen the Gualandi wads crush somewhat off center which I think is due to the long...
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    Today, 01:55 AM
    What Hickory said! Who knows what powder the factory uses and if and when they change powders. Seems like a lot of work to open hulls to dump powder unless you plan to just cut them off to get the powder. I'd say not worth it even if you knew...
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    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    Gray Fox: I have been leaning toward the Stoeger 12 ga. Supreme Coachgun if I go new. If I can find a decent used Stoeger coachgun or full length (I can cut barrels down to 20") I'd likely buy it and try it. They aren't too pricey. I like side...
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    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    I have some of those Russian slugs on hand now. KrakenFan69 sent me 50 which was very nice of him. I tested some last spring but have not been to the range for some time due to very dry (and on fire) forest surrounding us. So far accuracy has not...
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    Lance, would you please start using smaller font? This is hard to read.
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    Yesterday, 12:21 PM
    longbow replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    I tried using card wads for slug loads a couple of years ago. Not real successful! I had a bunch of shotcups I'd cut gas seal off and bags of nitro card wads so thought I'd try some wad slugs using the shotcups on a card wad column. I put two 12...
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    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    I have to get out and do some more shooting myself. We've had one of the worst fire seasons ever this year and not only was the local range closed due to fire but I was reluctant to go into the bush as was so dry. Not sure why the forest wasn't...
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    09-21-2018, 09:33 PM
    While I am impressed with what Ed is doing and it still makes me laugh when I read the size and velocity of his projectiles, or maybe giggle is a more correct yet less manly term. However, I am more interested in using shotgun hulls or brass shotgun...
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    09-20-2018, 09:16 PM
    What megasupermagnum said "Brenneke invented a better slug in 1898"
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    09-20-2018, 09:14 PM
    faustus: Thanks for posting that link. I think I have seen that article before but re-read and looked closely at the group sizes. Interestingly the smallest group listed is from a Remington 870 and the largest from a USH. makes one wonder... ...
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    09-20-2018, 06:53 PM
    Not to sound critical but I would have expected tighter groups too with a Hastings barrel and sabot slugs. That is something we seem to be missing though are posted longer range targets. I hear stories and read posts of stellar long range...
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    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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    09-19-2018, 09:46 PM
    Lapping it out by 0.005" should be doable but I'm with MT Gianni, I'd try thicker patch material. If you want to try lapping, I'd do 1/2 at a time in a drill press turning slowly and with little force then put the mould haves together and finish...
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    09-19-2018, 09:39 PM
    I've been pondering some of the lower cost guns for knock around use but they are lower cost for a reason. For a bear gun I want something that will go bang at least twice when I need it to. No jamming, no feeding problems, not sensitive to dirt,...
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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.
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    09-18-2018, 12:12 PM
    Or a staking tool.
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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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    09-17-2018, 08:03 PM
    I haven't seen Norinco's available for a while now but haven't look hard. Heard pros and cons on Norinco. Kind of appealing that they copy 870's so close parts interchange... as long as the quality is reasonable and guns dependable. For a bear gun...
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    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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    09-16-2018, 11:44 AM
    I never quite figured the appeal of buck and ball loads. If you are close then plain 'ol buckshot is good. If you are farther then a double ball load or Tri-Ball load (Dixie Slugs style) makes sense. I'd rather have two 0.600" to 0.690" balls in...
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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