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#84137 Making a Silent Pellet Trap...

Posted by ShooterJohn on 18 May 2008 - 09:57 AM

I'll save you guys some time and money on building a pellet trap. There used to be plans for a silent pellet trap on the web but the guy sells them now. His were made of wood and I made a couple I still use. But I found something that works even better and can stand up to even my PCP airguns. You can get all of the materials from Home Depot. I print my own target on a 90 pound weight paper so that the pellets cut clean holes. So you can take a standard sheet of 8.5X11 paper to the store and go to the electrical department. Find the cheapest metal electrical circuit box (breaker box) that the paper fits closely over. The box fronts come off and you'll get rid of it when you get home. Then find or ask the sales person to get you to the Electrical Duct Sealant. It's a gray putty that comes in stick blocks and get enough to make one layer of it inside your box. Take your materials home and take the top off of the circuit box and throw it away. Take your duct seal and stuff it into the box. Go find a refrigerator door magnet or I use a magnetic paper clip to hold your target to the front of the metal electrical box. There you have your silent pellet trap. These are very quiet that don't splatter lead or lead dust around and you can shoot almost indefinitely into them without worrying about removing the pellets. Plus since it's a metal box you never have to worry about your pellets making a hole out the back like I did with my wooden version.
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#278340 Maybe the ammo shortage is starting to let up???

Posted by ShooterJohn on 07 March 2013 - 08:44 AM

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#275877 Want to tan my first coyote pelt

Posted by Jeff on 05 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

John, I won't send S back to USA FOXX. We just got back our foxes and raccoons from last year...let me tell you...every single one of them was messed up. Tails missing, holes everywhere, hair missing. Terrible, terrible. Oh, and it took them almost a year to get them back to us, and THEN they lost one. After calling them and complaining about the quality, they said "there weren't any notes on the account regarding the shape of the furs"...so, they openly said that what we got is normal quality. Sad. We asked them to replace the furs that were messed up and lost (all of them, I think), and they did. What they sent was also not what I'd call quality, but better than the original batch. And it took them weeks to send that replacement batch.

 

Now we're sending them to a local taxidermist friend of ours that fleshes them for us and sends them to his tanner at cost.

 

Not my cup of tea. Just a heads up.


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#270935 New and first smoker

Posted by ShooterJohn on 04 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

You may want to think twice about your smoker being in the garage! Not only can you dangerously raise carbon monoxide levels that could migrate into your house but the smoke will chase out in a short time.
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#299843 Scored on some 22Lr

Posted by Traveler52 on 03 April 2014 - 05:36 PM

OUCH I think I like my $28 per 500 a lot better than your pricing!!!!


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#299436 Looking into buying a hunting rifle for deer...

Posted by modoc squeek shooter on 25 March 2014 - 07:16 PM

Braz is right, the 30 06 is a traffic round and used Rems, Wins and Savages can be bought at reasonable prices. You will have more than enough rifle to take anything in Calif and most any western state. You probably won't get a grizz tag anyway, and if you was to get one you could just buy a bigger gun lol. ED


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#299423 Looking into buying a hunting rifle for deer...

Posted by Braz on 25 March 2014 - 05:48 PM

Give some consideratons to the old reliable 30/06.  You can use light weight bullets or big old heavy rounds. Good for almost any criter on the north american continent. May be some better for some of the really big ones, but it definately will do a job on a bear. or an elk. Lots of the out there too, from brand new to good ones on the used market.


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#299420 Looking into buying a hunting rifle for deer...

Posted by OrneryOlMofo357 on 25 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

A .243 would not be my first choice for bear. However I was on the hunt when Tom got his. If a Man has only one rifle to shoot many critters up to large game, it would indeed be a caliber worth looking at. However, if Big Game is mostly the chore, a .30 cal or 7mm would be my choice. Decide what you intend to hunt, and then choose the proper tool.  That would be my take.


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#299323 CA Lead Ban Effect on Upland hunters

Posted by Bisley on 23 March 2014 - 05:49 PM

Steel shot will far form end upland bird season. I tried them out this weekend and I have no less than four loads worked out that should work just absolutely fine. They range from 1400fps to 1800fps :yikes[1]:. One that should no only kill them, but kill, pluck, clean, and cook them all in one shot!

 

I hope it never comes down to it, but if it does, I am ready for the task. And I would suggest others start doing the same. If it does change overnight with no warning, I will at least already have recipes that will work :good:


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#299206 Camo Paint Vs. Vinyl

Posted by dabob on 20 March 2014 - 07:29 AM

I think having your gun camoed is more important for walking to your stand than once you get to your stand.

 

I always wear camo clothes, hat and gloves and my shotguns and rifles are camoed also.

 

When I do shotgun calling stands I am about 10 to 20 yards away from my Foxpro e-caller. I will sit or lay down in the sun if I have to, to keep the wind in my favor so I use camo all the time.

 

If you don't want to blend in with your surroundings it may not make any difference on 75% of the stands you make. I just want to be prepared on every stand I make. Quite a bit of the country I make calling stands in there is no cover at all so I am laying out in wide open country. The coyotes can see me but they don't know what I am.


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#299191 Hawke rocks - prompt customer service reg glass etched reticles

Posted by Rob on 19 March 2014 - 08:07 PM

I am a Hawke guy to the MAX....I have 4 Hawke Varmint Scopes on my rifles...17, 2   22-250s and 1   6mm

 

The sight picture is the same no matter what rifle I pick up.  This is an advantage on a week long varmint blasting trip.  Put down one rifle when it gets too hot...pick up another...the picture is the same.

 

$225 each and I am good to 450 yards...beyond that I get in my Honda Element and close the distance.


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#298894 Camo Paint Vs. Vinyl

Posted by dabob on 13 March 2014 - 05:33 PM

Krylon or Rustoleum Camo spray paint.

 

I just use masking tape to cover what ever I don't want paint on and paint the whole gun one color. Then I take two other colors and just start painting lines at different angles across the rifle or shotgun. I don't use stencils. It takes me longer to do the masking tape job than it takes me to do the spray paint job.

 

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Here is one of my rifles I painted.

 

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The shotgun in the above two pictures is the same Rem 11-87 shotgun with two different paint jobs on it. Under the paint is the factory Remington camo job. After two or three years of use the paint gets some shine to it so I just paint my shotguns or rifles again.

 

It is nice not having to oil the outside exposed steel on my hunting guns to prevent rust.


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#298807 Glock Leg?

Posted by OrneryOlMofo357 on 12 March 2014 - 12:21 PM

While Tom and I were at the gunshop yesterday, we saw some of the Glocks on display. The safety mechanism is on the trigger only, kind of like the Accutrigger on my Savage. I was very surprised to see that. I know thet Glocks are loved by many, and Im not knocking them by any means, but I think that I would rather have a  mechanical safety. I guess that many have had accidental discharges from the gun handler, and they have got their own term called Glock leg.  Here is a video where a Police Chief in Indiana shot his own leg when his jacket got caught in the trigger.
http://www.theindych...ies-use-to-fire

Im sure that every weapon has their own faults when safety is ignored however. I just found this informative, yet scary at the same time.


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#298747 Got er done

Posted by KNOCKED UP on 11 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

Went down to Grant's house and picked him up this morning.
 He took me down to the gun shop that he got his 1911.
 I looked over several semi auto's in 40 and 45 cal.
 I ended up buying a Springfield XD-40 sub compact. in 40 cal.
 They had to order the gun, so I can't start my 10 day wait until the gun comes in. (Friday)
 I am very happy with the choice, the gun fits like a glove.
Tom
http://springfield-armory.com/
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#298445 Trying to decide on what to get.

Posted by OrneryOlMofo357 on 05 March 2014 - 06:47 PM

Braz, I am leaning towards a revolver however my mind could change. It may take a bit to do so.

 

Eric, I have been looking at those too.  The 1911 felt good, despite the weight,   Thanks for the replies!

 

Eric... what model is the 10 mm Glock? It seems like the Glock numbers also have to do with calibers.  I also would like to know about your .357Sig. I have not heard much about it lately.  Let me know what you have found?


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#298405 sturgeon bait question?

Posted by OrneryOlMofo357 on 04 March 2014 - 05:53 PM

Sturgeon are much like Democraps.. "Bottom Feeders.  LOL


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#298394 sturgeon bait question?

Posted by KNOCKED UP on 04 March 2014 - 02:39 PM

I have never used clams for Sturgeon,
but I do know that the eat little clams all the time.
Sturgeon are bottom feeders, so they will eat almost everything.
I have a friend that swore by anchovies, I like fresh threadfin shad.
and most people use grass shrimp, or Ghost shrimp.
Bait favorites seem to change over the years.
When I had my bait shop, most of my customers used Grass, ghost, and mud shrimp.
A few guides that I know seem to prefer Lamprey eel, and salmon roe.
Several people like Sardines.
I have caught Sturgeon on all of these baits.
The best trick to Sturgeon, is to keep your eye on the rod tip.
Tom

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#298381 I found a skull

Posted by modoc squeek shooter on 04 March 2014 - 09:14 AM

Nice find Tom, but not anything left on it so no soup. ED


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#298377 Drunken French Rosemary/Parmesan Bread

Posted by ShooterJohn on 04 March 2014 - 09:03 AM

I make a pretty good sourdough bread in my cast iron dutch ovens.  We use the bread as a bowl sometimes too for a spinach dip.


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#298375 I found a skull

Posted by KNOCKED UP on 04 March 2014 - 08:45 AM

Sunday my wife and I went to
Lake Del Valle in Livermore, we were checking out the
group camp site for a men's retreat.
We were hiking by the river that flows into the lake,
and my wife spotted a skeleton on the ground.
It looks to me like the skull of a coyote, but much smaller.
I was thinking maybe a fox skeleton, or possibly a coyote pup.
The skull mounted on the wood plack is coyote.
Tom

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