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#308627 Eggs

Posted by ShooterJohn on 30 November 2014 - 08:03 AM

As cool as the temps have been those eggs should be fine.  You can always float them to see how old they are.  Get a bowl of cool water twice as deep as the eggs are thick.


Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom of the bowl and probably lie on their sides.

Slightly older eggs (about one week) will lie on the bottom but bob slightly.

If the egg balances on its smallest tip, with the large tip reaching for the top, it's probably close to three weeks old.

Eggs that float at the surface are bad and should not be consumed.

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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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#305355 Fished the Delta

Posted by KNOCKED UP on 29 August 2014 - 05:08 PM

Today my friend Mike fished in the Delta around Pittsburg.
My friend Mike hooked up on a small Sturgeon, and a small bass.
I hooked up on a 63' Sturgeon, three inches to long, so I had to release him.

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#304247 Too Funny!!!

Posted by Bisley on 07 August 2014 - 10:12 PM

So I finally found a place to get the wax for the casting, and just in time as the lead came in today. This time it was a white truck with a white box :lol: . Don't know why it never occurred to me, but there is a Hobby Lobby down the road. So I go in there and can not find it by the candles, so I ask a young man if they have plain old wax. He looks at me kind of funny and hesitantly says "I think so, by thr candle making stuff". So we head in that way and he asks another guy there if thay have wax. He looks at me and says it is in the crafts section. I give him a blank stare that he must have recognized before (like I know where the crafts secttion is), and said in the back wall on the left. The forst yong man shows me the way and I find it. I thak him and go pay. As I'm paying for it what looks like a mangaer of some kind comes over like she is going to tell the kid at the register to go to breal or something. As he continues ringing it up she gives me a funny look. I knew what was coming next. "Can I ask you a question sir?". Big surprise. "Yes ma'am, you can ask me anything". She replies "You don't look like the candle making type, may I ask you what you are doing with wax?". I explain that it is for a new hobby, casting lead, and proceed to tell them what it is for expecting them to frown upon it. Instead they were very interested and intrigued as they have never heard that before. She then goes on again "Oh, that might explain why I have seen a coule other guys buying it as well. They must be doing the same thing". At that point I could not help myself. As I walked away, I replied "Maybe. Were they wearing Stetsons as well. If so then they might be. But if they were wearing a tennis tyoe sun visor, odds are they were probably just making candles for their life partners". :rofl2: I could still hear them both laughing as I went all the way out the door.........................

#278340 Maybe the ammo shortage is starting to let up???

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

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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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#256261 Coyote Chasing Fawn And The Doe Chasing The Coyote!

Posted by dabob on 11 May 2012 - 08:56 AM

It would have been great if I would have had this trail camera set on video.Posted ImageThe coyote on the left is chasing the fawn on the far right.Posted ImageThe doe is going after the coyote that is chasing her fawn. This is on the same ranch that we saw 21 coyotes on in one day last winter. The same day that we saw 21 coyotes we only saw 2 deer.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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#311248 Reloading/Mancave

Posted by Traveler52 on 09 February 2015 - 10:49 AM

LOL, the only reason it's neat and tidy is because I spent hour's cleaning, you know that once a year thing.

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#311197 Looking to make a FOXPRO purchase

Posted by dabob on 07 February 2015 - 01:45 PM

If it were me I would get the Fusion or a CS-24C. I have used a Prairie Blaster and a CS-24 and I now have a Shockwave and a Fury.

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#310771 New Semi-Automatic Rifle: Savage .17 HMR

Posted by ShooterJohn on 26 January 2015 - 08:23 AM

If I get rid of it Joe I won't have anything to sit on while I sit at the computer. :good:

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#310729 Spotting Scopes

Posted by modoc squeek shooter on 25 January 2015 - 05:54 PM

Use gallon milk jugs filled with water., if you want a smaller target use a liter soda bottle. If you hit the jug it will explode. Ed

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#310650 New Semi-Automatic Rifle: Savage .17 HMR

Posted by ShooterJohn on 22 January 2015 - 02:21 PM

It has a rotary magazine like Ruger that holds ten rounds and it comes with the accutrigger which I happen to like.

I have such a stash of ammo for it I'll buy one just to help shoot it all up. :lol:
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#310492 precision barrels

Posted by Divernhunter on 19 January 2015 - 05:20 PM

My barrels were under $400

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#310350 Sub MOA 16" upper build

Posted by Yateswell on 15 January 2015 - 09:13 PM

bullet holes touching is good enough for squirrels for sure, you got yourself a sweet shooter there.
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#310033 Remington 700 overhaul

Posted by ehd on 07 January 2015 - 08:12 PM

Here's my 223 with a new stock. Lvsf with a Jewell trigger ,xlr chassis and aics magazine.this gun loves whatever you stick in it. Been having a lot of fun with 10 grains of blue dot. Sounds like a 22 mag. Bullet still going 2500 fps, and thumps coyotes very nicely. Great load around the house. Theoretically ,you can shoot a coyote out of your kitchen window and your wife won't even wake up.
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#310813 the eagle is here!

Posted by ehd on 26 January 2015 - 05:44 PM

went and picked up the desert eagle today and rushed home to try it.

Right out of the box it says"read manual before attempting to shoot this pistol". That a real confidance builder.!

Well i loaded a couple in it and pulled the slide back and touched one off. Thats it! shot again and actually hit my stump i was aiming at. Couldnt believe how light the recoil was.

on the review of this pistol ,the gun finish is a matte finish with the machine work very good. the gun fits together with great precision, which suprised me . the saftey works easy on ,hard to take off. Trigger is a two stage design, adjustable on the stage. You can adjust the first stage out if you wish. the trigger is as nice as any 1911 out of the box. Very nice. accuracy after i settled in was as good as it gets, hitting soup cans at 50 yards with a burris fastfire installed in the rail. Ammo , i tried winchester, sellier and belliot,hornady and american eagle today weights 240 and 225, and not one jam or stove pipe. cylcled all of them with a rest , two handed and single handed. yes single handed. If you can hold 4.5 pounds out you can shoot it easy. The recoil with the factory ammo resembled to me low to med. 9mm rounds. very soft. lots of noise. and it chucks the brass way back, despite all the rumors of hitting you in the face. I would reccomend this to anyone who wanted a 44 magnum to hunt or target shoot. I would not reccomend it for home defence as it is going to be hard on the people in the other room. Its big but comfortable to shoot, as i shot it all day until i ran out of canned goods.

I seriously have not had a much fun shooting today since i was young with my first rifle.something about seeing those beans go 20' in the air really makes me laugh. heres some pics of the beast..91b45acf5e37d6ef2389317b11ee480f_zpsd33b5aa178311a5f808749f7931a06cc6198_zps1845aa70aa337a377a9f6ef2c668163dead8_zps0ba4f130f321aba1fc9e5f7a2cc1be2019c4_zps7f77

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