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SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

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Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

#451 Post by OLDGUNNER1 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:36 pm

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Near Moab, Utah...The Lion’s Back...Went back 4 years ago and it was closed to traffic...Too many people killed...I wonder why that may be... I guess too many people didn’t know how to drive.

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#452 Post by OLDGUNNER1 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:40 am

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Okay, it’s back to square one with the bullet lube game. The other day I thought that I had found a simple way, but oh no, not to be. When I was dipping the bullets into my Polyurethane after warming them up in the toaster oven...I was using a five year old can, or older. It had dried out and thickened up a bit. I just bought a new can...Now it is so thin that there is very little left on the bullet, with the bullet at room temperature. What do I do, put them in the refrigerator or freezer first. I think that there must be a better way yet. Just start all over from scratch.

I like the shake in the can idea, but shake with something that I can make, maybe. A few years ago I tried a one-part epoxy spray-can paint. I didn’t like that. A while back I saw where Rapid Rob did this with a two part mix, but I can’t find that again. Tonight I tried to die my Polyurethane so I could get an idea of just how much covering that I was getting...couldn’t find a working dye. I have the colored set of Epoxy Dyes somewhere to try. If that doesn’t work my next thing to try is some One-Part Epoxy colored paint or a colored Polyurethane paint and do the ‘shake in a can’ thing. I keep looking at the sap running out of the pine trees. I have experimented with that and there may be something there.

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#453 Post by OLDGUNNER1 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:17 pm

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Conundrums...Brown bores...Pawn Shops.

I know that it is done but why?????? All my life, all the time, every time I look at a gun bore in a Pawn Shop it either shows small flecks of bore powder fouling or a brown or grey bore. It is as if there is a ‘written’, hard-fast rule amongst Pawn Shop owners to not clean gun barrels that come into in their shop. The only reason that I can think of for this is to let a potential buyer know that they haven’t done anything to make the gun look more appealing, that they haven’t done anything to make it look better...a form of ‘honesty’,???? The old saying, “We won’t lie to make you buy.” I don’t think that this is becoming of a Pawn Shop owner. One can see it all of the time with inquiring on a gun purchase by mail, “What color is the bore?” It takes 10 minute max to polish a bore to nice and shiny. There is something wrong somewhere if a potential gun buyer is going to suspect a gun seller to be dishonest if the bore is nice and shiny. Am I overlooking something?

As far as I am concerned every gun bore deserves polishing with 3M 800 Wet-n-Dry and 3 in 1 Oil. Unless of course it has already been done by someone or a custom barrel maker. I know, there are some that do not believe that this should be done. That is their problem.

I’ll just add that I think that this should be the first step in bullet lubing. If a bore is polished with 800 grit with 3M Wet-n- Dry....then Just about any bullet lubing will work by reducing bore leading. I think that that is the purpose for bullet lubing. When I first bought the Italian 7.35 ammo made in 1939 I noticed the lube on the bullets, some kind of almost dry lube. I would like to see this type of lube for sale. Maybe it is. I just don’t know about it if it is. It is some kind of petroleum product. It’s out there somewhere. I will assume that it is something like the lube on regular .22 Rimfire ammo.

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Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

#454 Post by OLDGUNNER1 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:23 pm

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TRIVIA – Off Topic Trivia...

This is just ‘For What it’s Worth’ trivia...and definitely ‘Off Topic’. I just saw on TV for the first time the other day an ad for Glucosamine for Pets. Five years ago we decided to give our doggy a third of one of these Tablets every day. She is a 45 pound dog that is highly susceptive to Hip Dysplasia and is now 14...but she now runs and romps like a 5 year old dog. And I just know that if she knew that we have been giving this to her that she would love us for it.

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#455 Post by OLDGUNNER1 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:00 pm

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Does anyone else here have this Campaign Ribbon?

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#456 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:58 pm

That is an old timers UN Korean service ribbon. My dad's brother, but he's dead.
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To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.

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#457 Post by OLDGUNNER1 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:05 am

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Yep. and I resemble that remark only I hain’t dead yet...came close to it more than once. This is the other Korean Ribbon that I had. The reason that I mentioned it, I was watching an old rerun of MASH and Radar was wearing one.

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#458 Post by OLDGUNNER1 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:01 am

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One of the times was the very night after I took this picture. I had a room mate who was a Navy Ensign and the OIC of a Marine Forward Observer Team...I just went with them one time. The Navy Coxswain of the landing craft hit the sand bottom and we had to wade in to the beach. I didn’t have to carry anything so I went first.

We were all sleeping on the beach and in the middle of the night a US Navy A4 from a Carrier just heard that they were some ‘people’ on the beach and the pilot thought that he should just make a pass and shoot us. A 20 mm slug hit the sand 6 inches from me and woke me up....no one was hit.

Later the team was making a landing by helicopter and a VC mortar hit the chopper right as they touched down and killed 7 of the team of 13, including my room mate and the chopper crew of 3. I made an etching of his name from the Vietnam Memorial.

My first job out of the Air Force was with Douglas Air Craft and I helped build those A4’s.

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#459 Post by OLDGUNNER1 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:57 am

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Remember when I said that I had an encounter with some deadly Red Coral. Apparently all Red Coral in not dangerous, just some, or most...???? But this is a picture of the type that I touched off of a Palau Island while on a dive tour there. And then 'after' the first dive, the dive guide told us not to touch it.

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#460 Post by OLDGUNNER1 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:00 pm

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She is 14 years old and loves to run – she can run along with the car at 25 mph. I can only attribute this to the Glucosamine. She is an old timer that doesn’t know it..with the grey eyebrows. A big difference between her and me, I know it.

For what it’s worth...to a pet dog...a bunch.

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#461 Post by OLDGUNNER1 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:59 pm

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For what it’s worth...

If I were wanting to buy some more old fire arms which I have done in the past....I would have the C&R License, just pick out a small old retirement town and check in with the local Chief of Police and tell him what you have in mind, and just drive around the older housing areas and look for older people puttering around in their yard and just ask them if they have any old fire arms that they may wish to sell. Believe me, one will soon run out of money. A couple of times I even had the Chief of Police sign a little letter of consent for me dong this. It works....

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