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by Ripsaw
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Hats off to Starbucks!!
Replies: 6
Views: 5563

The best thing they did was stay out of it. They issued a statement saying that they were staying out of controversial, divisive political issues.

Politics and business don't mix well. On any given issue you will cheese off a good percentage of people. A small minority don't care.

Ripsaw
by Ripsaw
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Marksmanship Forum
Topic: Gun Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 12394

The best ones I've seen are homemade.

Ripsaw
by Ripsaw
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: CCI Blazer
Replies: 6
Views: 5542

It is about $17 a brick when available. Currently unavailable at Fleet Farm. It is my "go to" ammo as CCI Standard Velocity is difficult to get and quite spendy. I have tried several of the mid grade Eley ammo varieties some time back as well as Wolf. CCI Standard Velocity shot as well for less mone...
by Ripsaw
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: slow fire practice
Replies: 10
Views: 8017

You know Keith, We all have bad days. It'd be nice if we would do no worse than our best score the week before, and no lower. What Blue said, go to have a good time. A positive attitude, and have fun!!

Ripsaw
by Ripsaw
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Titanium Firing Pin for Mk III?
Replies: 4
Views: 4340

I took mine out and put the original back in. Had too many FTF with it.
What did you mean by needing a better firing pin?? Was there issues with the original??

Ripsaw
by Ripsaw
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Link to "Say Thank You" to our troops
Replies: 4
Views: 5225

My son is home on 45 day leave. Did a year in Iraq. He says the troops love anything that we do for them. Books, magazines, edible goodies, are REALLY appreciated. We would send our son Beef Jerkey and other edibles. The other guys appreciated it as well Geez are we glad he is out of Iraq. His vehic...
by Ripsaw
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Dreaming of a White Christmas?
Replies: 40
Views: 20553

Here in the upper midwest we have snow. No need for quaint Christmas pictures, it's for real. We shovel it, move it off fire wood stack, sweep it off cars and scrape windows. It's not all that it is cracked up to be. It'll be around till April. I've seen plowed parking lot snow piles on the north si...
by Ripsaw
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Marksmanship Forum
Topic: Chalking your grip
Replies: 7
Views: 7140

Used chalk before, but it is messy. Got a bag that bowlers use I think it is rosin but doesn't smell like rosin. A thin cheapy cotton glove helps a lot.

Ripsaw
by Ripsaw
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Marksmanship Forum
Topic: Shooting 38sp out of 357mag.
Replies: 12
Views: 10507

I load the .357 mag brass at 3.0 gr Bullseye with 148 gr LEE TLWC boolits. 2.8 gr for .38 special. Both are seated at the last lube TL groove so there is about .060 exposed boolit. This helps keep it clean a bit longer. THe combination of liquid alox lube and Bullseye makes for dirty revolvers. Accu...
by Ripsaw
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Clark hammer bushing kit vs. VQ hammer bushing
Replies: 9
Views: 11053

I have the Clark Custom oversize bushing as well as the CC trigger. It tightened things up quite nicely. This is for the Mk II, but there is no reason tha it can't be done with a Mk III. The trigger and oversize bushing combo coupled with the VQ target sear, gives a crisp clean break. Just over 2 lb...
by Ripsaw
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Ordered new grips for MK II
Replies: 2
Views: 3485

They are spendy. Wood grips feel quite nice in your hands. The rubber Volthane grips fit tight in your hand with no slipping around. I would hope that the wood grips would have a sort of matte finish so that a hot sweaty day would not slip around in your hand. Tell us how they feel and shoot!! Ripsaw
by Ripsaw
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: VQ Grips ??
Replies: 2
Views: 3221

I love mine!!

Second best is my Hogue grip. Have one of each.

Ripsaw
by Ripsaw
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: New Toy For Bullseye Matches
Replies: 9
Views: 9268

Nice Grips!!

Did you make them??

Shiloh
by Ripsaw
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: The Reloading Bench
Topic: Bullet casting.
Replies: 18
Views: 17836

Range scrap work quite well, especially for pistol bullets. As far as not being the best alloy, as long as it casts, it's good enough. Range scrap has a higher content of pure lead. Sometimes, one has to turn up the heat on the pot to get good fill-out. When alloyed two parts range scrap to one part...
by Ripsaw
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: The Reloading Bench
Topic: Bullet casting.
Replies: 18
Views: 17836

I've been casting for 7 years, but have known folks who have done it for years. This is for rifle and pistol. As stated in the above posts there is a bit of an art to it, but it is not rocket science. I shoot a lot. Free bullets are VERY appealing to me. Unfortunately free wheelweight lead is becomi...