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by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front loader range report
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Front loader range report

My TC Encore had a 1:28 twist but i got a 1:48 from Fox River custom shop. I could shoot roundballs or full diameter stuff. I found 245 gr black belts with 2 777 pellets were extremely accurate and put animals down fast. Pellets just for ease of reloading.
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Next year you should put up a stand near that one, stick a dummy in the stand . Take it down end of the season.
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Do you have porcupine in your neck of the woods? Smear the base of that tree with salt and maybe honey - porky's like salt- let them girdle the tree. Of course you'll have to do while on overnight patrol so you cant be seen.
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

I've always hated those that have be jerk and hunt the property lines. You know darn well they will shoot into your property- jerks!
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Ha now that is funny Six!! I bet no one has picked up on that!!!
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?

Ya got me?! I agree that ACP is plenty easy to find.
Guess someone had lots of time on their hands...
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Call Me American"
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: "Call Me American"

No apologies needed! They don't like it they really need to LEAVE THE COUNTRY...OUR COUNTRY!
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Well just got in from chasing birds. Today I took 2 shots and got a rooster and a chukar. Claro got a rooster and a chukar. Neither would fly?! Claro is pooped out! 6 inches of heavy snow to work in. Decided it was time for a snack, my favorite snack! 20181117_131604-600x800.jpg Didnt realize the st...
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Colt Winchester 94 AE Trapper
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: .45 Colt Winchester 94 AE Trapper

I was using Berry's plates in my 41 mag Henry- I had fouling problems. Granted they were up at 16-1800 fps. Now only use plates in pistol ammo.
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front loader range report
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Front loader range report

I've often thought about a scope mount for my Lyman round all gun, it's accurate enough with the irons but just to see how accurate it really is. Then maybe a red dot...?

I'm guessing your GM has a 1:28 twist?
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: success: daughters first deer
Replies: 16
Views: 165

Re: success: daughters first deer

That's fantastic! Job well done Dad!
My 220 20 ga hits ya a lot more than a 44 carbine. But I shoot 3" slugs , better accuracy. It's been said the 450 bushmaster is comparable to 20 slugs, I have both and the slugs kick more.
Congratulations to your daughter- I hope she has a long hunting career!
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another crack at it !
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Another crack at it !

Hey that's great! Pics please!! Gee if that Parker could talk, just imagine how it got to Alaska and what it saw.
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Colt Winchester 94 AE Trapper
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: .45 Colt Winchester 94 AE Trapper

A couple thousandths big is fine. Usually better accuracy is obtained with the bigger diameter. As long as those bullets chamber you should have no issues. As for load development BUY a couple loading manuals from reputable companies. Sure you can look to the web for data but always refer to manuals...
by GunnyMack
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Yeah our beloved Pitchy is quite the snow bunny! The sterling was just running off the heat from coffee? Back when I was shooting 5000 or more targets a year it was nothing to shoot up 2 or 3 12lbs kegs of 700x. After the Bush 2 administration ended I went through about 16 lbs of IMR 4895 just to be...
by GunnyMack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another mouse trap
Replies: 98
Views: 2795

Re: Another mouse trap

When I was in Colorado I was renting a house that was Adobe construction. Every winter the walls would crawl with mice. My roommate and I each ran a trapline. No idea how many mice we got. One night I'm laying in bed and BOOM! Seems he was laying in bed with his single six stoked with shot loads and...
by GunnyMack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

That's a hoot!!
by GunnyMack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Hey fellers we have to start LIKEing Pitchy's YouTube videos, not only is he a star here but he can become one on YouTube as well! Can't say I saw the doughnuts video! So if you turn the harmonica handles backwards does it play satanic messages? That is a neat old contraption! Never knew something l...
by GunnyMack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another mouse trap
Replies: 98
Views: 2795

Re: Another mouse trap

I got up last night to 'water the daisy's ' and I heard something strange in the bathroom, sure enough a mouse was in the bathroom trap , caught around the middle, it dragged the trap backwards under the heat register wedging itself. I got it out and dispatched it then gave it a burial at sea !
by GunnyMack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

No Dix is captain of the couch ! Well co-captains it with Winnie. However Winnie and Claro will gladly crew the quad, the Ranger or the pickup. Parker likes the truck but not real sure of the quad or Ranger.
by GunnyMack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

So we got about 7-8" of snow. Also some ice and rain thrown in. Why, WHY did it have to rain too. This started out as powder and turned into the heavy wet concrete krap! Had some fun pushing it. Even had to put my chains on. Hey Dixie ya want to play in the snow? 20181116_123150-600x800.jpg Ok I'll ...
by GunnyMack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe save Griff some Grief.....
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Maybe save Griff some Grief.....

Ok that's funny!
by GunnyMack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe save Griff some Grief.....
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Maybe save Griff some Grief.....

I cant read it...zoom on phone just makes it blurry.
by GunnyMack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Horrific Incident
Replies: 25
Views: 550

Re: A Horrific Incident

4759 was discontinued?! Not used it much but I liked it.
by GunnyMack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Great stuff Lenn! I really gotta sit down and look for plans/designs and try making a couple myself.
Hmm maybe I need to make one big enough the fling a squirrel. I could set it up under the feeders and bait it up then ZING flying treerat!! I'm laughing just thinking about it!
by GunnyMack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning owners web page
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Browning owners web page

Join again with different user name and see if it does the same thing? Could be they haven't looked at their NEW list yet...
by GunnyMack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Now that is a bit more involved. Did you have a gear or did you file it out of round stock?
by GunnyMack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Horrific Incident
Replies: 25
Views: 550

Re: A Horrific Incident

As my machine shop instructor used to say ' and the angles sing'
That feller is lucky to be alive.
by GunnyMack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

So I have this neighbor kid that is already hounding me to go plow. I keep trying to get him to understand that you plow when the storm is over.
He's a good kid, scout, divorced parents but cool yer jets already, dont you know I'm part of the Garand Campfire? Obligations ya know!
by GunnyMack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Jack yes is snowing here, about 2" on the ground now. Probably falling an inch / hour.
Trying to nap a bit just incase I decide to plow tonight...or just wait until morning.

The pegs are decorative only. Just 2" long.
by GunnyMack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Well we got the last bits of cedar done this morning! Tools put away and then the snow started. By the time I got home from the grueling 3.5 mile commute the ground was covered! The girls love the snow! That is an 8foot tall door by the way
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by GunnyMack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another mouse trap
Replies: 98
Views: 2795

Re: Another mouse trap

California is learning the hard way that not being able to cut a tree or pick up dead underbrush because ya might disturb some wildlife. It`s a shame so many have died because of tree huggers and they`er regulations. [/quote] Exactly! Remove the fuel and NO FIRES! And I'd like to add WHO CARES if th...
by GunnyMack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

I'm 99%sure it's real ivory.
by GunnyMack
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

The nipples are so tiny you coul put a #11 over 3 of em! It belongs to my neighbor, the guy that owns that Crull I showed about 10 pages ago. He got it the same time as the Crull, same deal actually. Yeah our forecast is for 1-3" snow then maybe the same of sleet! I just got my new skid shoes for my...
by GunnyMack
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

No Jack that's my buddy Chris...since I'm wanted by the mafia I cant be photographed 8) !

Tell me have you seen one of these?
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This is about .20 caliber. Completely functional, we just need some really small percussion caps!
by GunnyMack
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Thanks, this has been a fun learning experience for sure.
I don't mind up high if I'm on scaffold but as far as ladders are concerned- the young guys can deal with them!
by GunnyMack
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Whoops, I guess I missed that Lenn! They say great minds think alike- you beat me to it :D ! Back still hurting but better today than yesterday. Glad this entryway is coming to an end, it's gonna raise the tax rates in the neighborhood!! :lol: ! Next step is the floors, random width hickory floors g...
by GunnyMack
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Pitchy- try this, simple to see if it's the clip OR the ammo.
Load the 7th round with US made and the Ethiopian , if it feed the 7th then you know it's the ammo, if not it's the clips.
by GunnyMack
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Aw Pitchy I'm truely sorry that ammo isn't up to snuff! Anyhow here's a few pics of what we got accomplished today. The king stud angle supports-my buddy Chris doing the high wire act. 20181114_083942-600x800.jpg Cutting the mortise for angle support 20181114_084546-600x800.jpg ]both supports in pla...
by GunnyMack
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Starting to feel like winter here. Snow/ rain again tomorrow. Today is the first day of long johns top & bottom. My back feels a bit better this morning, put my RedWing insulated boots on this morning...jury is still out . Just for kicks last night I 'built' myself a pair of insulated Wescos, 600 bu...
by GunnyMack
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Well I hung upside down for a bit and got my back to relax some. My back is very sensitive to shoes I wear. Best boot I've found are WESCO, pricey but loads of support. Sadly they are just leather, now that it's cold I was wearing an old pair of cabelas boots yesterday and my back hurts today. Gotta...
by GunnyMack
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

That groundhog was looking to do some ice skating but he fell in and got water logged. Boy how I hate to see a perfectly good whistle pig go that way... only thing worse is flat out on the road- such fun & reactive targets... Tacos & beer huh? Only thing better is cookies and beer! Glad your ammo is...
by GunnyMack
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

That BAR man must be fed up with you cutting & splitting all those trees for firewood! Those Norway maples have a short life span, seems like they rot from the inside out as fast as they grow. I recently cut down 3 maples in the yard, 2 were rotten from ground level up to about 6'. Maybe 10" diamete...
by GunnyMack
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

The first year I lived in Trinidad CO I went to Colorado Springs for Thanksgiving, yup a blizzard was raging. I was the last vehicle to get on I25. Had to go 120 miles. Lock the hubs and go! I don't mind driving in the snow- it's the morons that buy all wheel drive with street tires thinking they ar...
by GunnyMack
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piebald buck in Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Piebald buck in Ohio

Pibald is recessive but think of it as snow camo- the deer are getting ready for the next ice age :D !

Saw recently a pure white moose in Ontario, not albino, has dark pigment in eyes and nose. It was a bull and had good antlers. Ontario doesnt allow shooting of white moose.
by GunnyMack
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Jay that's just for a week or so- just so I can figure out everyone's strengths and weaknesses so I can be sure of getting something done :D . In all seriousness though when I'm on a job I'm on the go but when I'm off the clock I'm as lazy as the next guy! Now the forecast is rain until 10am, questi...
by GunnyMack
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Hey Six actually the only math involved is using a ruler. If this was real timber frame there would be more involved joinery but in this case it is decorative so it's not as important. So far there is only about 20 screws holding all of this stuff up! Normal timber framing each section or bent is as...
by GunnyMack
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Live Ammo From Blank Brass
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Making Live Ammo From Blank Brass

I highly doubt that Winchester would go to the effort of making 'special'brass just for blanks.
I'd shoot of few , then check wall thickness to compare against a case you HAVE reloaded. I suppose you could also fire a blank and weigh it against a fired case that you have used.
by GunnyMack
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Lenn I've been doing finish carpentry for 35 years or so , some furniture building too. Mortise & tenon is quite easy, it's just a matter of lay out then lay out and lay out before any cuts are made. Granted on a much smaller scale! Doing a job of this size I brought in a buddy of mine that used to ...
by GunnyMack
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Glad you are back Lenn! Just not the same without you!! Well today was cut mortise for king stud, cut king stud for size and install it. I forgot to take a pic!! But here is the tenon for king stud. 20181112_092445-600x800.jpg The Mason finished the inside of the chimney today. Six you better keep t...
by GunnyMack
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 969
Views: 10370

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

I dunno... I've been using a plow for leaves for a long time. Blow till they get so packed together then push the pile away, repeat. I tell ya it's a good thing I dont own a dozer!!! I've been looking at snowblowers that go on the front of my Ranger. Just cant see spending 5 or 6 grand for one...I'd...