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by charlesb
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Rifle Forum
Topic: Over sized/tactical bolt knob?
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

Re: Over sized/tactical bolt knob?

For hunting, I have my doubts about the tactical bolt knobs. - They will slow you down if a follow-up shot is required. The oversize bolt knob is OK though if you are just target shooting off of a bench. It is slower to use than a regular bolt knob, but that is not an issue for target shooting. The ...
by charlesb
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: New Gun Lubricant
Replies: 2
Views: 3647

Re: New Gun Lubricant

I thought it would be a good conversation-starter, around the shop.
by charlesb
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: New Gun Lubricant
Replies: 2
Views: 3647

New Gun Lubricant

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Rumors are that it is really just re-labeled Rem-Oil:

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by charlesb
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sticky Rubberized Stuff Fix
Replies: 2
Views: 2583

Sticky Rubberized Stuff Fix

Rubberized, or rubber-coated stuff tends to get sticky with time. I have a Russian night-vision scope that I have not fooled with for a few years. When I took it out of the safe and pulled it out of its case, the rubberized coating was really sticky, so much so that I did not enjoy touching it, and ...
by charlesb
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boyds Rifle Stock
Replies: 17
Views: 5295

Re: Boyds Rifle Stock

I never heat them up much... Generally I will fire a five-shot string, with the shots a minute or so apart - then I take my time about looking at the group with the spotting scope so that it generally gets at least five minutes to cool between shot strings. I will definitely check though, as the cle...
by charlesb
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: My New Shop
Replies: 7
Views: 2886

Re: My New Shop

Your shop looks really nice, now I am re-thinking the lighting setup in mine as I have been using florescent tubes.
by charlesb
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Rifle Forum
Topic: Howa 1500
Replies: 15
Views: 7313

Re: Howa 1500

The Howa has a Boyd's stock now, in the "Coyote" color pattern. This is what it looks like these days: http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/arwatch/Firearms/Howa%201500/th_IMG_4299_zpsi443p5wk.jpg http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/arwatch/Firearms/Howa%201500/th_IMG_4297_zpstnenfy7n.jpg h...
by charlesb
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fun gun
Replies: 11
Views: 6074

Re: Fun gun

They claim that there is no "I" in "Team" - but I know better:

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by charlesb
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: The Reloading Bench
Topic: Moved my reloading bench
Replies: 3
Views: 3299

Re: Moved my reloading bench

It is pretty tight in my shop, getting the reloading bench out of there should give me enough room for my milling machine - but not for my lathe, or any of the welding equipment.

I'll have to modify my garage, or put up a metal building for that.
by charlesb
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: The Reloading Bench
Topic: Moved my reloading bench
Replies: 3
Views: 3299

Moved my reloading bench

Today I officially moved my reloading bench out of my shop, and into the house. I was needing more floor space in the shop, and decided to move the bench a few weeks ago. At my age, I have my good days and my bad days... Today must have been a good one as I got started on the project early this morn...
by charlesb
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sako actions
Replies: 0
Views: 4528

Sako actions

I am looking for a source for Sako actions. - No barrel, etc. just the action.
by charlesb
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: S&W Cylinder Release
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Re: S&W Cylinder Release

I made an interesting find. - There was a spring there in the bolt, behind the plunger, but the spring appeared to be collapsed and also way too short. When I examined the spring with a magnifier, I discovered that it was two spring sections that had wound into each other. Apparently it broke many y...
by charlesb
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: S&W Cylinder Release
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Re: S&W Cylinder Release

There's a little spring and plunger on the back of the bolt... I think that's where the problem lies. I guess I'll take it apart tonight and see about the spring, if its there.
by charlesb
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: S&W Cylinder Release
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

S&W Cylinder Release

I have a S&W model 15 here, similar to a model 10 but with adjustable sights. The thumbpiece, or cylinder release appears to function normally, but I have noticed that when the cylinder is open, the thumbpiece moves freely back and forth, apparently with no spring tension. Only when the cylinder is ...
by charlesb
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: CT Laser Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 2406

Re: CT Laser Practice

I've always thought that an old S&W model 10 with CT grips would make a good night-stand gun.