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  1. Looking for a Lyman 50 cal. "maxi ball" mould

    We are shooting those balls in our muzzle-loading hunting rifles but are unsatisfied with the quality of the commercial bullets. The mold number from Lyman 504617 and everyone seems to be out,...
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    Well, that is the Mexican crest. Do you have the...

    Well, that is the Mexican crest. Do you have the rest of the action? The Mex is as good as any small-ring and better than most. An old gunsmith in Albuquerque (Jim Bedeaux) told me the Mexican...
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    A64, a number of Krag carbines were modified,...

    A64, a number of Krag carbines were modified, perhaps in the field, for use by engineers and artillerymen. I had an 1895-marked carbine that had lost its lanyard ring and picked up sling swivels...
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    That is a well-made lid! jn

    That is a well-made lid!

    jn
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    That is a lot of variation. I load for 30-40...

    That is a lot of variation. I load for 30-40 mainly, weighing charges and using a powder trickler to get them spot-on, My scale will react to a single granule of 4350, so I know the charges are...
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    That is a really nice sporter, and one with all...

    That is a really nice sporter, and one with all the right stuff. The Pacific (and its cpies) peep sight is easy to lose in the field unless you loctite the big screw down. Don't ask me how I know...
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    Yeah! Let's see some targets! jn

    Yeah! Let's see some targets!

    jn
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    I would just make a new front sight like the rEal...

    I would just make a new front sight like the rEal Krag front sight base, and sweat it onto the barrel. Yeah, maybe there is a band of rust under that '03-type sight. maybe not. You've taken it...
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    Well it came out very nice! I like the horns on...

    Well it came out very nice! I like the horns on the barrel band - for use with a scabbard I guess. Can you do something about the front sight?

    jn
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    Hello again R&R! I looked at those pictures of...

    Hello again R&R! I looked at those pictures of your rifle and wondered what the bore was really like. Buy a box of shells, take it to the range and see how it shoots. If your eyesight is any good...
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    Good luck R&R! I second that on the 1901 sight. ...

    Good luck R&R! I second that on the 1901 sight. A lot of older weapons were arsenal refurbished, especially coming back from Cuba and the Philippines. The arsenals would install upgrades as a...
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    That is a nice looking rifle. Too bad about the...

    That is a nice looking rifle. Too bad about the stock. Those rubber buttpads get really nasty with age. As a hunting rifle, you should lose the lanyard ring anyway - gets in the way of a one-hand...
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    8x57 is a great elk caliber. It has a quite a...

    8x57 is a great elk caliber. It has a quite a bit more reach and a lot more knock-down power than the 30-40, and is not a powder hog like some calibers I could mention. Plus you can put a scope on...
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    I can see that. The way the companies have been...

    I can see that. The way the companies have been cutting, there's always going to be clearcuts. That's where you can use that long-barrel gun, if you know where the animals are likely to be. I'm...
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    That is a great story. I hope my own children...

    That is a great story. I hope my own children will keep and enjoy the rifle(s) I use hunting. I have got to say, though, it would take some real determination to use that long rifle where my...
  16. So the next day we gave it another show in the...

    So the next day we gave it another show in the same area. I did the sam big circle as the day before and closed it up about 1 PM. Then Paul moved to a stakeout where he could see the places the elk...
  17. I sneaked around a bit then got up on the...

    I sneaked around a bit then got up on the ridgetop.

    The ridgetop is more old growth, a place Paul and my son-in-law Wesley call "the Cathedral" It is a kind of hangout for elk and deer .. Wesley...
  18. I found the trail from here, left that abandoned...

    I found the trail from here, left that abandoned logging road and into thick trees

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    Deer! A buck was acting out here, raising hell, maybe trying to get his antlers to shed.

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  19. What to do? Follow that trail down! 114566 ...

    What to do? Follow that trail down!

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    Getting a little steep, isn't it!

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    Now THIS is steep! Over 100% slope ... I had to hand-over-hand using tree branches
  20. We and the elk had a good moon, late at night and...

    We and the elk had a good moon, late at night and early morning. It was convenient for those of us who have to get and pee. This was the second morning.

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    Br'er Wolf was here, compare to...
  21. Last elk hunt of the year - early Decembr in Idaho

    We gave up the Oregon hunt Saturday, 11/28. My brother Paul had a tag for the 4-day December elk muzzle-loader hunt in the "Dworshak Zone" in Idaho, beginning 12/2. He got a cow year before last and...
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    Hello Surp! The rifle I picked up about 12 years...

    Hello Surp! The rifle I picked up about 12 years ago at Doc's Gun Barn in Pocatello. We were hunting in the Centennial Mountains in SE ID that year and there wee some long-shot situations so I...
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    [QUOTE=jon_norstog;490872]I make bicycles. I...

    Sorry 'bout that!

    https://www.thursdaybicycles.com/bicycle_frames/elk_hunter.html
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    I make bicycles. I designed, built and been using...

    I make bicycles. I designed, built and been using a series of bicycles to get around/scout the last 10-12 years. You can pretty much cover the same amount of ground as on a 4-wheeler, plus some...
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    You're supposed to retard the spark before you...

    You're supposed to retard the spark before you kick it over. I loved seeing the Isle of Man as a dirt-and-mud race! I bet it was safer that way ... it's a widowmaker now.

    jn
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