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Buckshot Bear

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  1. I'm using a camera and a telephoto lens these days.
  2. In 'Australian'.....it would be a pubic hair......and I kid you not.
  3. You should use a paintball gun when you're hunting. You won't miss out on 'hunting' and be in no danger of any urges to kill anything with a chest or head shot. I'm sorry that's what you comprehended from what I wrote in my original post.
  4. The ladies in my family really like these.
  5. Any of you lost the urge to kill things? Now I'm not talking about that idiot who cut in front of you yesterday on the freeway, but animals. I used to hunt every chance I got, sometimes daily for months at a time if I could. I took my sons hunting and feral reduction and will take my grandchildren hunting but I've lost any urge to pull the trigger at any animal myself. I've fished all my life (saltwater) I've even taken to filing off the barb to my fishing hooks as it makes for easy catch and release and absolute minimal harm to the fishes mouth and will never use stainless hooks in case a fish gets gut hooked. I could never even use small live fish hooked as bait again, something I've done tens of thousands of times. I'm still a meat and fish eater, so that makes me a hypocrite of sorts (or exactly). Not sure exactly how this happened. I've suffered with a fair bit of pain for a long time, I think that has something to do with it, just not wanting to inflict pain on any other living thing. Its not Bambi Syndrome, as ferals need reducing dramatically in Australia and I hope shooters are decimating there numbers (I think we have more feral deer in Oz than you have natively in the US!).
  6. If you suffer gout, be careful taking Spirulina.
  7. An Ukrainian migrant to Australia wanted to become a cabbie so he had to go for an eye test for his drivers licence. He was shown a card with the text CWNSCZYZQOCTAZS. He looked at it with wide open eyes, looking very surprised. The examiner said impatiently; well? And the Ukrainer answered; I know that bloke...
  8. Thanks Tex, much appreciate the reply and really appreciate you taking the time to check your two rifles for me.
  9. If anyone has their '73's close by, can you have a look at how far away your lever is from closed when you can pull the trigger and the hammer is able to fall?
  10. Thanks GJ, appreciated. Looking at the toggle links and the bolt (over and over again) an empty cartridge is definitely seated as far as it will go when the lever safety is disengaged and the trigger allows the hammer to fall. Pretty sure all is good, I can't see how I've changed how the mechanism works ...... and that was a damn clever mechanism invention for 1873. Looking at the innards of one of these wonderful rifles when its all laid out on your work bench, its impossible not to admire the design and the machining that went into these back in the day with the machinery that was on hand to them (even the lighting over their benches and design tables!). Your bit that I put in bold above, that could save a nasty impaled finger. Something that hadn't crossed my mind.
  11. G'day all, I installed a reduced strength lever safety spring. I'm not sure where the original one allowed the trigger to let the hammer fall, looking at the way the mechanism works I 'think' it would have to be the same distance as now. But for peace of mind I'd thought I'd check with the cowboy pards brain trust. Here's some pics below. That's a small (but it looks larger in the pics) 5/64" drill bit and with the lever pulled up against it and pulling the trigger the hammer will fall. I wish I'd tested it that way with the original in place so I know all's good. I don't want any OOB problems (or any other unforeseen probs). So in a nutshell is all good with the trigger being able to be pulled and hammer falling when the lever is 5/64" away from full closure? I've looked and looked and looked at how the mechanism work as stated above and can't see how a lightened spring could change the distance.....but am I missing something? I'd rather not go through the whole process of taking the rifle apart again and installing the factoring spring just to check that distance if I don't have to. Thanks in advance (and hope I've made a semblance of sense in my question)
  12. Men are like ... Laxatives ...They irritate the crap out of you.Men are like ... Bananas ... The older they get, the less firm they are.Men are like ... Vacations ... They never seem to be long enough.Men are like ... Weather ... Nothing can be done to change them.Men are like ... Blenders ... You need One, but you're not quite sure why.Men are like ... Chocolate Bars ... Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.Men are like ... Coffee ... The best ones are rich, warm, & can keep you up all night long.Men are like ... Commercials ... You can't believe a word they say.Men are like ... Department Stores ... Their clothes are always 1/2 off.Men are like ... Government Bonds ... They take soooooooo long to mature.Men are like ... Mascara ... They usually run at the first sign of emotion.Men are like ... Popcorn ... They satisfy you, but only for a little while.Men are like ... Lava Lamps ... Fun to look at, but not very bright.Men are like ... Parking Spots ... All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped.Men are like ... Snowstorms ... You never know when they're coming, how many inches you'll get or how long it will last.
  13. if I had to sing for my dinner......I'd be a helluva' lot lighter !!!!!!
  14. Shame all boys don't have such good fathers.
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