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    Today, 01:33 AM
    No_1 replied to a thread About this web site. in Cast Boolits
    It appears they have adopted new forum software. The forums are listed on the right side of the page. I dabbled over there for a moment by chosing “single shots” which opened a new page with the current threads on the left side of the page. The...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-14-2021, 09:27 PM
    She's pretty well known around here. Directly from one of her family members. I think the guy she is talking about is the manager for the gun area. I've heard a lot of other stories about odd service at that store.
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    06-14-2021, 04:31 PM
    I hope no other female, experienced shooter, has to go through this experience. “Today, I walked into Cabelas in Kalispell to look at a Sako S20 300 win mag that I’ve been thinking about purchasing. Upon handling it I noticed a few scratches on...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-14-2021, 04:22 PM
    Okay, I've only been shooting them for 47 years, and building them for 40 years. Nipples should only be removed once a year for inspection and lubing.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-14-2021, 04:13 PM
    That's a shame. Machineguns Montana announced they will be holding a machine gun shoot somewhere here around Kalispell this summer. It would be nice to have an event like that local annually.
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    06-13-2021, 01:14 PM
    Years ago the “oil rack” was out back of the gas station. Once they finished the oil change they would coat with used motor oil (by spraying) the underside of your vehicle if ask. It worked well. The GOV stopped that practice in late 60’s / early...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-13-2021, 11:48 AM
    I don't have his number on hand, but do a search for Monte Mandarino, Whitefish, Montana. He specializes in restoration work now.
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    06-13-2021, 10:34 AM
    Cosmoline is very effective as well as resilient when used correctly. Properly applied and protected it will last indefinitely as witness by the condition of surplus guns being sold now which were rebuilt then preserved during or after a war. ...
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    06-12-2021, 09:54 PM
    Ladies and Gents- My 358 hunting rifle is a 700Rem action, mated to a 20" PacNor cm barrel with a 16" twist. Had it stocked in Kevlar by MPI stocks of Coos Bay, OR in a Mannlicher style (to the muzzle) with schnabel. I chose the 16" twist since...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-12-2021, 10:16 AM
    It is not a good idea to remove nipples on cap locks. It will cause thread wear, and they will not seat properly after much use.
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    06-12-2021, 10:12 AM
    Read online
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    06-12-2021, 10:05 AM
    Back nearly fifty years ago, myself and some friends used to hunt rattlesnakes. At that time, you could milk them in the field, and then sell the venom to the hospital for very good money per gram. Then the rules changed, and the snakes had to be...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-12-2021, 10:00 AM
    When you get right down to it, fossil fuel vehicles will be around until the price and efficiency is at a point where people prefer the electric vehicles. Buggy whip factories didn't go out of business because they were outlawed. People just decided...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-11-2021, 12:34 PM
    Electric vehicles will be great, as long as you don't need a heater or air conditioner. Around here, you need both the same day.
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    06-11-2021, 05:54 AM
    For a period of time I rebuilt (catapult) water brakes, spears, grabs, shuttles, and strip guides for Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP). Preservation and packaging was more important than the part itself. Cosmoline was alway specified for raw...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    06-10-2021, 04:53 PM
    I have to admit, I'm not one bit surprised at anything the CMA does. I was born in a large city and lived there until I was 13. A pure rock & roller from the start. My father moved us back to the rural area where he grew up, it was there my country...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-10-2021, 12:23 PM
    It takes multiple cycles of oxidation and boil out. For boiling, you need to go 25 minutes for the conversion to work well. If steaming, 20 minutes.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-10-2021, 12:16 PM
    I used Fluid Film on guns in a wet environment, still had rust to deal with.
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    06-10-2021, 12:15 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Destinations in Our Town
    Yes, I'm not going to miss the two weeks of summer we get! If we're lucky. More snow forecast, that's nine months in a row now.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-09-2021, 11:47 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Rendezvous in Muzzleloading.
    I'm in the Kalispell area, we have a very active club. Videos of local shoots.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-09-2021, 11:35 AM
    I had several break on an original Sharps. Not from forgetting to half cock, they were just poor quality cast springs. I made a spring for it from good steel, and never had it break again.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-09-2021, 11:25 AM
    Probably cheaper to get it undercoated.
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    06-08-2021, 11:50 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread new to the Muzzle in Muzzleloading.
    It would be good if you could examine the bore on that rifle with a bore scope. Jukar at one time would bore and rifle the barrel from both ends. They weren't too particular if the holes aligned in the middle of the barrel.
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    06-08-2021, 11:47 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Rendezvous in Muzzleloading.
    Well, that was a quick ban. Good example of an ass hat.
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    06-08-2021, 11:45 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Rendezvous in Muzzleloading.
    I was happy to see the Memorial Day rendezvous in this area was SWARMING with young people. There is hope! I have found myself roped in to being involved in organizing the western nationals this year. One thing I am full of, is advise from long...
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    06-08-2021, 11:37 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread wood ash in Our Town
    I let my lye soap age around six months before use. Mild as you could ask for. An easy test, wash your hands with it. If it stings, it needs to age more.
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    06-07-2021, 12:02 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread wood ash in Our Town
    It also helps break down the glue layer in the hide. I always used a fresh water rinse to neutralize the lye. Vinegar tended to tighten the fibers in the hide, making it more difficult to break down properly. I was brain tanning 40-50 hides a year...
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Happily married to a wonderful woman named Pennie, owned by a cat named Thomas P. Murphy.
Idabel, Oklahoma
Shootin', pickin' and singin', and of course casting and reloading.


If I should depart this life while defending those who cannot defend themselves, then I have died the most honorable of deaths. Marc R. Murphy '2006'.


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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