The Gun Thread

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iamsoandso

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there is something about that isn't there, you have to flex it first?

Yes maybe I should have said so,,, If you leave a wood bow strung up over time it will relax in that position and loose power(pound of pull), so you un-string it. When you string it back up the wood has relaxed in the un-strung position so if you pull it all the way back like your going to shoot it it will crack. So it's best to pull it a few inches, and then a little more and ease off and let it get it's flex back for a while before drawing it back fully to shoot it. Hickory and other woods are more touchy about it but Osage wood is really dense,flexible wood but I still treat it the same.
 

shittim

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Osage Orange is what we call "Hedge" around here, darn tough wood, VERY dense as you say.
Really good info to research, thank you !
 

hornetguy

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Osage Orange is what we call "Hedge" around here, darn tough wood, VERY dense as you say.
Really good info to research, thank you !
Yep.... beau d' arc, horse apples, osage orange.... LOTS of names for this wood. It's good stuff, and lasts an incredibly long time.
 

shittim

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Beautiful, we used them for a couple corner posts on fence at one time , you COULDN'T drive a fence staple in, at best we drove a few in part way and bent them over.
In a couple years they started sprouting again.
Tough stuff.:giggle::)(y)
 

hornetguy

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Ok.... my self control is at a low...... (usually is when it comes to new guns...:rolleyes:)
I just ordered a new Rossi R92 stainless lever gun in .357 magnum.... 16" barrel. I hope to pick it up tomorrow.
I haven't had a lever gun since I sold my Marlin in .45-70 a few years back. I've always wanted one of these.... used to be I wanted one in .45 Colt, then flirted with the idea of a .454, but common sense prevailed and I decided on the 357.
Having the option to go with .357 or the lighter .38 Specials was a great incentive. I've been told that with light .38 Special loads, it kicks about like a .22 rimfire.
I have a lot of 38 Special brass for loading..... this is gonna be FUN!
 

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The more rich in years I have become the less I want recoil, and thsn, by our ages, we don't need as many rounds to accomplish what the young "spray and pray" crowd does, 38/357 will do a lot, if the "spoon" will feed both reliably.
You selected a VERY nice rifle, I hope the fit and finish are perfect.
3.2 grains of ww231 has always been a favorite of mine.
I 'found a k31 Swiss converted to 308, I really like the straight pull bolt and Swiss anything is made very nice.
 

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oops- posted this on another thread by accident, but I saw this last week,

Made in Norway in ww2 under nazi occup[ation.
 

hornetguy

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Krag Jorgensen? The US used those briefly as a military weapon, I believe.... I think it was replaced by the 1903 Springfield, IIRC.

the caliber for the US Krag was the 30-40 Krag.
 

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probably the smoothest bolt action of all, and with the side loading magazine you didn't need to unchamber a round to add more to the magazine, hence the bear hunters liked it.
 

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this is a pic of one of the two that I've purchased recently. This is a stock pic of the Henry Arms H015... but it's a very nicely done single shot in 45-70.... the guy I'm buying it from has put the Skinner rear aperture sight and a globe type front sight on it. It should be pretty accurate, and judging from the pics of it, it has much nicer wood than this rifle in the stock photo...
I think it will be fun..

HNH015-4570.jpg
 

shittim

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I just saw this about Hodgden (sp?) Trailboss powder- I didn't know it was made in Australia-

"As they have stated, Trailboss was made in Australia, and due to their environmental rules had to be completely reformulated from a double nitrocellulose base to a single base version.
This is not a rapid process both in the formulation, and the international environmental regulatory bureaucracy.
They will get there, but not fast."
 

shittim

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oh boy, here we go, I had the old .356 bullet resizer, finished bullets measured .356, ordered the new style breech lock as I wanted to go to .355, first one can was a.458 in a .355 package, they exchanged it free, just tried it, they measure no different than the .456 though the bushing is indeed stamped .355. I have a message into them now. Could I expect to heat this to 500 or so and chill it to shrink it a thousandth? I know from factory days when you heated something to get it loose, you better be successful the first time as it was REALLY tight if you weren't successful. Tempted to order a .354 as I can "el-cheapo" hone it bigger. Anyone have input ? Thanks in advance.
 

iamsoandso

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All my cars and trucks we bought across my life and we just kept the things fixed on them that wore out. I always lock them up because I'm afraid that if someone steals one of them they may drive of and then take a better look at them and turn around and come back and try to hurt me.


Bummer where the Quote go,lol