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    Yesterday, 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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    09-16-2018, 11:29 AM
    Oh I know about light single shots. my main slug gun is an old Cooey single shot and it is light! I got tired of being hammered with recoil so hard when I shoot off the bench so made a raised cross stick type rest that sits on top of the shooting...
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    09-16-2018, 02:09 AM
    I'm with you there Gp! I don't currently have a handy packable bear gun though so there is one of two goals and that is to get a handy packable bear gun. The second is long range slug accuracy. I've struggled with smoothore long enough so I think...
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    09-15-2018, 08:12 PM
    Well, I gotta say... convincing arguments. I've been an 870 fan for a long time but am now leaning towards the Mossberg. Also thinking I should really go the two gun route using a knock about smoothbore for the bear protection and get a solid...
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    09-15-2018, 12:01 PM
    Maybe I should change my philosophy and reconsider two guns, one for knock around bear protection and one for accuracy. I do like side by's and I'm with Cap'n Morgan in that if a guy needs more than two shots its probably one too many to be of use....
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    09-14-2018, 08:07 PM
    Yup! John Browning had his fingers in a lot of designs that's for sure! I've looked at the 24" barrels but that is a bit on the long side, 18" to 20" is a good length in my mind. I'd like a rifled bull barrel in 20" with open sights on a good...
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    09-13-2018, 07:59 PM
    That is a beaut Randy! My BPS shares the same bottom load/eject features plus it has a selector to disengage the magazine feed so a guy can single load or dump a round from the chamber and replace with something else. It is a bit awkward but...
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    09-12-2018, 08:16 PM
    Well, I gotta say I am glad I started this thread! You guys are full of good info! I obviously picked the right crowd to ask. As for the bear protection bit, I agree totally, a rifled barrel is not required and round balls or sold nose hard cast...
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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.
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    09-11-2018, 06:06 PM
    Well, here's another question... do Remington 870 Express rifled barrels fit Remington 870 Wingmaster shotguns? I ask because a sporting goods shop in Ontario has a nice looking used Remginton 870 Wingmaster that could be in the running. And yet...
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    09-11-2018, 05:48 PM
    Okay then lots of responses and info to digest. Also, I wasn't clear enough in my post. My aim (no pun intended) is a knock around gun with bear protection in mind. The reason I mostly mention Remington 870 and Mossberg 500 (though as pointed out...
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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.
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    09-10-2018, 09:49 PM
    Pondering finally getting a rifled gun. Looking at the usual options being Remington 870 and Mossberg 500. I've read pros and cons on each and feel like it is a fairly even match so likely best price wins between the two and it may be a combo...
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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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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
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