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  • LAGS's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 PM
    I did the Epoxy Finish on stocks before. It comes out looking like a Weatherby finish. It took a LONG time to finish. But it is just not the look that I prefer. But it is almost as weather resistant as a plastic stock.
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    Today, 03:57 PM
    The Hinged Floor plate is easy to build. If you are concerned about your skills, just buy a spare trigger guard and floor plate to try out making one.
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    Yesterday, 10:32 PM
    I made Flat springs out of old circular saw blades. I use to find lots of Concrete Wet Saw Blades in the trash at the construction sites that I managed. You can also use hack saw blades for making thinner springs like for sights and trigger...
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    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    The last batch I made for screening. I milled the powder for hours. Then added the binder that had already been milled. I let them mill for an hour , and no clumping. It was mainly because I went from that batch originally intended for pressing....
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    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    The only times that I have had a clumping problem using my HF mill , was when I used a binder or I had the patio misters running in the area of my mill. It will clump up if the mill drum is not level. It makes a clump at the lower end of the drum....
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    I will start at $15.00
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  • LAGS's Avatar
    01-18-2022, 04:17 PM
    Thank you 405 grain. Those are of a Mauser 98 that I rebarreled to a 30-06 on a custom stock that I built.
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    01-18-2022, 04:14 PM
    Those wood sealers work good. But not all the wood sealers on the market at your hardware store. Some of those fill the wood good. But they take a little away from the natural wood finish on some woods. And with a gunstock , you don't have extra...
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    01-18-2022, 02:33 PM
    That is another myth pushed by less than knowledge people. The 12-gauge max chamber pressure 11,500 PSI except for the 3 1/2". Reality is lots of the light trap and dove loads use faster powders and actually have higher peak pressures than the...
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    01-18-2022, 01:01 PM
    I did the same on a SKS that I had for hunting. There was no need for a bayonet or cleaning rod while hunting. I too don't like a lot of things hanging on my rifles. I can't stand seeing AR's with all kinds of rails with everything under the sun...
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    01-18-2022, 01:36 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread Primers at $2.30 EACH! in Muzzleloading.
    You can always Sell your TC flintlock and buy that L&R lock. The TC locks at auctions go for $250.00 or more.
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    01-18-2022, 01:30 AM
    If you Wet sand using the finish as the lubricant. The sanding dust sticks to the wood. I have seen guys try to wet sand with Water. That just made things worse. On bare wood , it opens the pores wider when it dries. If you use water to wet...
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    01-18-2022, 12:28 AM
    Are you Wet Sanding and letting the sawdust Mud dry on the stock before you sand for the next coat. I wet sand my stocks with 320 to 400 grit when I use Linseed oil or Tru Oil. As I am wet sanding with the finish like linseed or Tru oil, I rub...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-17-2022, 11:28 PM
    I have killed over 225 deer with a firearm. The only time I have every had issues with needing more than one shot is when I used bullets designed for much heavier game. They acted like solids. I failed to recover one deer with the firearm.
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    01-17-2022, 10:42 PM
    I have three 650's, two Super 1050's and a RL1000 all with case feeders. Not interested in an auto drives. Almost 100% of the ammo loaded on these presses are two steps. First step is size, deprime and any other steps like trimming and...
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    01-17-2022, 09:58 PM
    I haven't got around to buying a kit from Killer "Yet " But it is next on my list after I finish the Lyman and Pedersoli kits that I already bought. I want the Kilber kit because You can Upgrade the wood when you order it. I want Extra Fancy...
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    01-17-2022, 09:07 PM
    In some cases I made Blocks to fit the barrel and used my Vise to clamp the blocks around the barrel. I just used some 1x2 hardwood like maple or Oak. I cut 4 pieces about 3" long. I glued two pieces together , then the other two together. Then...
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    01-17-2022, 08:17 PM
    I own calibers/barrels in both rimmed and rimless. Both work equally as well. Never owned a 30 Herrett, but I did own a 357 Herrett. It was a great caliber and did as claim but I got tired of the wildcat brass forming. Personally, I would go...
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    01-17-2022, 01:00 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Antler Powder Flask in Muzzleloading.
    I built a flash primer priming flask out of an old Elk antler that I had laying around for years. It isn't that fancy and then I changed out the priming spout to one I got from TOW. I got the Idea from seeing them on one of those computer view...
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    01-16-2022, 11:59 PM
    So, he doesn't know the laws and regulations governing the business he is in????? He also gives out misinformation based on his wants and needs not on the laws or regulations????? That's odd since he apparently holds an NFA firearms Form 3 FFL. ...
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  • LAGS's Avatar
    01-16-2022, 07:48 PM
    You mentioned one important thing. You have to clamp the barrel in a Barrel Vise that circles the barrel for a full grip. Trying to hold the barrel in a standard vise , won't keep the barrel from rotating.
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    01-16-2022, 08:13 AM
    One of my favorites.
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    01-16-2022, 01:11 AM
    You're making me hungry. Looks good.
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    01-16-2022, 12:46 AM
    That was in 1964 and 4 years before record keeping was required. Lots of FFL destroy the records after 20 years. Some never do. https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/how-long-are-licensees-required-maintain-atf-forms-4473 How long are...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-15-2022, 10:38 PM
    Not even close to being legal for a gunsmith to "confiscate" an unsafe firearm. Unsafe is highly subjective. It might be truly unsafe to fire yet 100% safe as a non-firing display. The gunsmith has ZERO legal rights to "confiscate" said firearm. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-15-2022, 10:25 PM
    Spot on with your analysis. Since the so-called gunsmith has passed that would indicate he was old enough to have worked on older firearms, and he should have been aware of the 10's of millions of manual operated firearms that were designed without...
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    01-15-2022, 06:38 PM
    Prayers sent. I just got out of the hospital for the same. I was in for 10 days, and I didn't think I was going to make it a when I first went in. It's been rough road. I am on steroids and oxygen with home care. Hopefully Jeff rallies...
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    01-15-2022, 05:57 PM
    I looked at my tips with a Magnifying glass and saw the numbers. I then painted each one a different color with nail polish to mark them. I went with Red being the largest , and green the smallest. I also mark other tools that I use often with...
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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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