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  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    I have several NOE HP moulds with two sets of pins provided by Al at NOE.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 03:36 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Dead rabbit in Our Town
    I once killed a rabbit with one 7 1/2 shot through the top of the ear. It must have scared him to death or caused a heart attack. At the time my kids wouldn't eat wild game, but he made the best chicken pie they ever ate.
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    06-17-2018, 03:24 PM
    Are there really folks who don't have the familiar three holes somewhere in the house?
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    06-17-2018, 03:20 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    The only way to totally avoid the annoying calls is to get rid of the phone. Remember when there were no bells ringing to disturb your dinner/peace. Who needs the aggravation?
    35 replies | 709 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 09:56 AM
    That's the right way to do it. Also notice the notch on the front of the cock. If you guns don't have that, get out a file or Dremel and do it. It directs fragments away from the eyes, and helps split the fired cap for easier removal.
    25 replies | 483 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 03:50 AM
    I paid $100 for that gun in 1973 it sat in my safe for many years until I finally got back to it. I bought the wood from Fajen in 1976 but never finished fitting it. A friend finished it and checkered it and it came out nice. Ithaca completely...
    27 replies | 515 view(s)
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    06-16-2018, 03:43 AM
    I am waiting for the .40 s&W version which will only require a different Barrel and Bolt Face which is changeable. The .40 S&W mags are essentially the same as the 9MM mags and fit in the existing Glock mag well with no other mods. If they do...
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    06-15-2018, 08:02 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    I got the IRS spoof today. I don't get as many since I started explaining that Mr & Mrs ----- are both in a rest home and I'm just the care taker.
    35 replies | 709 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 07:55 PM
    It should be noted that these grips fit the L frame and N frame guns as well. Any of them that have the Birds head style Grip frame like the X frame guns. I have a set on my S&W 696 and it makes all the difference in the world to have a gun that...
    7 replies | 185 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 10:50 AM
    Yep, they do that. People around here open the hoods of the vehicle when camped in the back country. The pack rats prefer enclosed spaces
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    06-15-2018, 10:41 AM
    I watched as a squirrel eat the posts off a dead battery. I've had to rewire an auto with a nest full of nut hulls under the hood. My neighbor had a squirrel nest in the attic. He said they played football at night over his bedroom. Squirrels...
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  • KenH's Avatar
    06-13-2018, 10:03 PM
    That's pretty much my feeling also...... much like a virgin bride you can't touch.
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  • KenH's Avatar
    06-13-2018, 08:28 AM
    Unfortunately you did. Just think how simple it would be if we were totally metric. Changing from mm to cm to meters is just moving a decimal point. Remember, out money system is metric in nature.
    17 replies | 391 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 05:36 PM
    Brewer: My .45-70 is a 1895 CB It weighed less than my 1894 CB in .44 Mag. I installed a gray coil Recoil Reducer and the main benefit of that thing was increasing the weight of the gun to 8 lbs. It also have a Pachmayer Recoil Pad installed. ...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 05:03 PM
    Be careful not to tighten the barrel nut too tight, it bends the barrel. Mine just got back from Ithaca after a complete redo only to find it shot 2 feet high at 25 yds. I was told after they fixed it that bending the barrel was a common problem...
    27 replies | 515 view(s)
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    06-12-2018, 04:30 PM
    All of these other "Methods" are fine but the good way is to go buy a can of Devcon with Steel or SS filings in it. Prep the surface with grit blasting if possible, if not then acetone until it is clean. Mix the Devcon thin and add acetone to...
    22 replies | 1076 view(s)
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    06-12-2018, 03:13 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread PCP vs BRAKE BARREL in AirGuns
    I see the benefit of the higher quality as being able to use them more, and as such paying a little more for a first class Springer is warranted. being able to have the thing sitting near the back door uncocked and being able to get it into action...
    34 replies | 877 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 01:40 PM
    Using a Lee Classic Loader is not about speed, it is about reloading ammo in a Minimalist Manner. These tools have been around since ammo has been able to be reloaded. As I stated above they were formerly called "Hand Dies." I have a story about...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 01:09 PM
    Try contacting Hogue? Maybe they sell direct. If not they will tell you who is a distributor. Randy
    7 replies | 185 view(s)
  • KenH's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 09:12 AM
    The same way a 30 caliber wound up with a bullet of .308" diameter. There is only a general relationship between stated caliber and bullet diameter, or groove or bore diameter.
    17 replies | 391 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