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Ask Bob / Re: Difference between these two 257 molds
« Last post by steveoh on Today at 01:56:30 PM »
thank you sir
Ask Bob / Re: Difference between these two 257 molds
« Last post by rsterne on Today at 12:53:04 PM »
I haven't tried either one, but most of the time the GC bullet seems to be more accurate.... I would talk to Knifemaker (Michael) about that bullet, pretty sure he has used it....

Ask Bob / Difference between these two 257 molds
« Last post by steveoh on Today at 12:42:23 PM »
Hey Bob,

Any appreciable difference between these two molds in terms of accuracy? I'm contemplating one of these and sending it off for hollow pointing.

SC260-80-RF-D3 5 cavity GC (RD) (in stock) - Gas Check
SC260-80-RF-D3 5 cavity PB (RD) (not in stock) - No Gas Check I assume.



Airgun Barrel Fouling, Cleaning and Bonking My Head

On Sunday I got a little bit of quality airgun cleaning time. I had planned on cleaning the barrels of all the big bores, but I found the newest rifle in the herd had nasty, nasty leading. Yeah, the Scandalous | Citrus or whatever in the hell it's called, was filthy.

Just last Friday I met Kevin at his hacienda and we mostly shot our Texans and had much fun. The Scandalous | Citrus or whatever in the hell it's called, was not shot so much because it is loud as all get out. So I don't think we put enough lead through this thing to foul the barrel. But of course yesterday I found out just what leading was all about. I suspect the previous owner, shot it a bunch, and put it away. He said he hadn't used it in a couple years. Curious, eh?

I should have listened to my inner voice that said, I outta clean the barrel before venturing out. That would have told me a thing or two.

I ended up spending a couple hours running a nylon brush, and patches through the barrel before I finally thought, well it's clean now. Of course I chewed on this in my dreams last night, and I'm not convinced it's clean enough yet. While running a brush through the barrel I feel a slightly rough spot at the breech end of the business.  It got better with repeated scrubbings but I think it's still there. Maybe lead? Maybe machining roughness? A bore sight would be very welcome....

So I'm looking at the plethora of cleaning hardware and solvents I already own and use, and of course it's starting to seem like a bit of a fetish. How many lubricants and cleaners and brushes and other things and doodads do we actually need to clean a barrel?  Apparently, no one thing works in all situations.

So of course after the hours of swabbing yesterday I have a bunch of new stuff in my shopping cart. GAHHHHHH.
Alan's Corner / Re: Hearing Protection
« Last post by steveoh on Today at 09:16:27 AM »
I'm an old punk drummer. My motto was, for what I lack in finesse, I make up with enthusiasm and sheer volume.  As a result of this philosophy, my hearing is, well, less than awesome. I have a constant tinitus in my left ear. I blame on the guitar player to the left of me, but in truth it's probably because that's the side my snare drum is on. Did I mention that pure volume requires constant rimshots. Yep. WHACK.

A few months ago I discovered some earphones made my Vic Firth, the drum stick maker.  The extra thick, extra long Rock Crusher sticks were my favorite. Sadly they are no longer made. But oh the rimshots.  Anyway these headphones have super duper foam padding and sound isolating material. I can play music in the phones at a nice non ear damaging volume, and whack the holy crap out my drums, and the balance is perfect. I could play for hours and my hearing will not have suffered.  Amazing headphones, and no batteries required. I liked them so much I got a second set for the office. Now when the guy across from me is talking loudly, I can drown him out and do so without crazy volumes of music.  Actually the headphones work well as mufflers. :)

Airgun Ammo / Re: NOE 10th Aniversary Sale
« Last post by sixshootertexan on March 16, 2019, 07:23:35 PM »
I sure would like to try the .30 pellet in my .308.
Airgun Ammo / Re: NOE 10th Aniversary Sale
« Last post by Bullfrog on March 16, 2019, 07:17:18 PM »
Gee, I'd love to use that on a .45 Hunter Pellet mold...
Airgun Ammo / Re: NOE 10th Aniversary Sale
« Last post by steveoh on March 16, 2019, 12:03:35 PM »

I want a boat tail Hollowpoint in 257 around 80 grains give or take! (Whine whine whine)
Airgun Ammo / NOE 10th Aniversary Sale
« Last post by rsterne on March 16, 2019, 11:26:15 AM »
There is a 25% discount available on all in stock inventory at NOE.... 7 days only, Mar. 16-22....

Enter this discount code on checkout....  f314d311

Big Bore Airguns / Re: Great Day of Shooting with Kevin
« Last post by Alan on March 16, 2019, 04:06:20 AM »
Wear your muffs!
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