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  1. 3 minutes ago, Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 said:

    The problem is clearly the flange nut on the kerpuffel is torqued to the wrong specs.  It should be precisely 17.5948349 kilo newtons.  .0000001 more or less can indeed cause a littany of errant parts.


    Since my torque wrench is an older model, could you translate that to furlongs per fortnight?

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  2. 6 hours ago, Tully Mars said:

    A quote from the judge's decision. 


    “California may certainly conceive of a policy that a modern rifle is dangerous in the hands of a criminal, and that therefore it is good public policy to keep modern rifles out of the hands of every citizen. The Second Amendment stands as a shield from government imposition of that policy.”


    Now instead of rifle, use the word automobile or pickup and see how well that first statement actually works.

    I love the second statement as it clarifies EXACTLY the reason for the amendment.

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  3. Thanks, Snakebit!


    We wish everything was clear, but that is not life.  (When is sunrise, when you first see the top of the sun?  Or the middle, or when you can see it all?

    What if it is cloudy or you are in the trees?)  So definitions are vital but not always easy or easily defined or interpreted in practice.


    We have to balance competition with safety.  Since everyone is a safety officer, it can become more complicated.

    So I like the ideas of Griff and Snakebite.  It will always take some logic and good analysis to make it the best we possibly can.

  4. This video shows an interesting, inexpensive lubrication.  It is demonstrated on a modern firearm, but would great for us as well.


    I would not use near as much as he does, but it seems to work for him.



  5. An interesting article.


    Plus some great stuff from 1956!


    My Dad was raised around some of the old cowboys and he would have agreed with much of the article.  He and others much preferred rifles and sometimes shotguns.  And he WAS a crack shot with both.  But he said many did not own their own guns because of the cost of both guns and ammo.  So they were often furnished guns by their employers.  Not much "real cowboy" stuff available for his time so he was a "line rider" who would go out for a few weeks at a time, checking the cattle and the condition of the fences.  As such, he did take a rifle normally - to protect himself and get some game.  For those purposes, it was much more practical than a pistol and weighed only slightly more.  Plus his horse carried it for him.


    But some were very good shots with pistols but more more with long guns.  Some old Texans discribed how they practiced with their pistols by "ringing a tree."  They circled a tree at a few yards shooting the tree.  Due to the motion, they had better hits by sort of throwing the pistol.  It was a vertical line and when the gun was lined up they pulled the trigger at the end of the "throw.".  Just holding it while riding didn't work as well for common folks.


    Remember, in the more recent days of revolvers, the average hit rate for police was 17%.  That was a hit, not necessarily a very good hit.  Now training was not great, but shooting while under stress requires at lot.


    Besides, interrupting a good poker game was a major distraction from the drunken gunfight.  :D

  6. Variety can be fun.


    The extra time would be a possible issue.  With a small posse, that is possible. 


    With a larger shoot, plan on some "down time" while waiting to shoot the next stage.

  7. I see a budge towards the bottom of the case.  That would not eject or chamber well.


    So in technical terms, something's broke.


    Cody can fix it and possibly give more info.


    Hope that helps.  :D

  8. I prefer (Mobil 1 red) grease for heavy pressures that are not exposed to dirt and blow-back. 


    So it works very well on rifle levers, the internal links. pistol arbors, and even the hammers of my rifle and 97's.


    It is definitely a superior lubricant, but as Phantom says, in open places it gathers just which can become a grinding compound.

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  9. 18 hours ago, G W Wade said:

    I used a small deep socket (believe 1/4 in) to support the bolt, while a friend balanced the rifle.   Wish mine was more like that. Mine the pins drop out when I turn the rifle over. Been that way since new.       GW

    If it is the old style with the small pin, you can very slightly enlarge the hole and cut off a standard (NOT high speed) drill bit to use as a bit that fits better and will be significantly stronger.

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