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Big Bore Airguns / Re: Got a new favorite
« Last post by Bullfrog on November 13, 2018, 03:41:56 AM »

Just showing off some of the gun's potential with sub 100 grain ammo.
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Break Barrel, Pumper and Springer Airguns / Re: Calling all pumpers!!!
« Last post by caniborrowsomeammo on November 12, 2018, 08:47:30 PM »
I picked up a 397 on C/L for $70, shoots excellent with CP's. I use it for close range stuff when the PCP is overkill.
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OFF TOPIC / Re: Paradise, California Fire
« Last post by caniborrowsomeammo on November 12, 2018, 08:39:23 PM »
Been Smokey here in Santa Rosa since the fire started. Super smokey today. Hunted Delevan on Saturday and no smoke there at all, on the way home I didn't get back to smoke till I started up the Cotati grade.
 
I have friends around Paradise, just shipped a couple pairs of beef there last spring. Big ranch as they go here in California. Haven't heard from them, they'll get in touch when things are settled down I imagine.

Bob, Fort Bragg was a logging town on the coast, I was born there. My Grampa and Dad logged in the Jackson Forest many moons ago. Redwoods galore. Mills are gone, all has changed, kinda a tourist trap now. Oh, it was nothing to go down in the rocks and pick 9-10 inch abalone on a decent tide when I was a kid. Those days are gone too sadly.
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OFF TOPIC / Re: Paradise, California Fire
« Last post by Frank in Fairfield on November 12, 2018, 07:24:00 PM »
The train will only run from San Jose to Santa Barbara.
Two hour check-in and then a bus ride to Los Angeles.
Then you can rent a car if you do not get mugged at the bus station (they are never in the better part of town, are they?).

I can drive faster..
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Break Barrel, Pumper and Springer Airguns / Re: Calling all pumpers!!!
« Last post by mditurno on November 12, 2018, 06:08:32 PM »
I always wanted one when growing up in Baltimore but the Daisy Model 25 filled the bill just fine.
I did get one from Cabela’s when passing through Nebraska back in 2002:
It has one of Timmy Mac’s bolt o-rings and a Williams peep.
Deadly...and BTW...I have two boxes (500 per) of the original ashcan pellets...


The ones in the green tin that had the white material on them? 
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OFF TOPIC / Re: Paradise, California Fire
« Last post by Gerard on November 12, 2018, 06:00:16 PM »
North of Mendocino. Actually camped at Westport RV campgrounds, I guess, looking at the map, though it said Carson's on the sign. Drove down after staying a couple of days to see the glass beach at Ft Bragg. Ugly from the path, but once down on the left side of the parking lot we found a couple of beaches practically made of smooth glass pieces. Fun for our boy to spend hours collecting colourful things in a small bottle. Been driving and camping at state parks as we progress back North, currently sitting by a campfire (in a steel ring) at South Beach State Park next to Newport, Oregon. Bandon was very nice. Carson was nicest though. Oh, and we had a heated yurt at Brookings CA, with a lovely beach and pretty sunset. November's a nice time to be on the coast. Wet in Vancouver, but nicer down here. A bit cooler than last November, but then we went to Southern California and drove North from Anaheim so I guess a very different climate up to SF. Sure will be neat if they ever get that high speed train going down the coast.

No signs of fire around southern Oregon except one logging site by 101 where a huge pile of slash was making a lot of smoke. Surprised me that they were allowed to burn logging slash with the fire risk so obvious, but a roadside sign actually stated the risk was low near there so what the heck do I know...
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OFF TOPIC / Re: Paradise, California Fire
« Last post by bnowlin on November 12, 2018, 05:07:31 PM »
Ft Bragg?  Where is that
Bobn
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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Evanix .30 rainstorm modification
« Last post by oneshot61 on November 12, 2018, 03:56:22 PM »
I received my Evanix rainstorm.30 from pa. Beautiful stock and came shooting pretty hot. With the factory spring flush out with the receiver it was shooting jsb 44.75 @ 991 and jsb 50 @ 957 FPS,  and on a cliff. After clipping the spring 2 coils I flattened out the shot string but realized I had cut a bit to much from the spring. I ordered 2 more in but they did not have the power of the first spring. I then ordered a heavier spring off of amazon and after cutting it to leave a small gap between the valve and hammer, I was rewarded with a nice 92 ft lb 9-10 shot string with 50 jsb and 50 grain Nielsen.30 hp. Unfortunately the springs I received lost their rebound capabilities quickly, and proved to be frustrating getting a consistent string out of them. I sent my rainstorm to rick Morrill and had him open up the valve, Breech and barrel. However, upon opening the gun, he discovered that my “new” gun had the valve modified to .203 with plier marks on the valve. The barrel was still at .195. He opened up the barrel to .202, put in a new unused heavy spring that I had left from the amazon order, and logged a 66 grain bbt @ 900 FPS, which will translate to 925 when sized to .299. I’ve gotten 20-25 FPS consistently when sizing the .300 bullets. I have two flat wire springs waiting to try out, a 17 lb and a 20 lb. Flat wire chrome silicone springs are known for 100’s of thousands of cycles and not losing there strength. I’m using springs from Wilson combat with 1/4 id. I’ll update when my gun comes in the end of the week.
 With the Donny fl sumo and Will Piatt depinger, it’s as quiet as my .25 armada. I shot at 2 hogs in the early morning at 45 yards, unfortunately hitting the branches of a bush I could not see through my scope. However, it was a great test run because they didn’t spook at the low sound level. I now have a varmint light, low level red/green I’ll be using in the future. No more dead bushes :0
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OFF TOPIC / Re: Paradise, California Fire
« Last post by Gerard on November 12, 2018, 03:54:39 PM »
We've been driving and camping down the coast for the past ten days, getting as far south as Ft Bragg. Within half a day of the Paradise fire starting we were covered with high altitude smoke. By the next day it was like sitting beside a campfire, a thick smokey smell, though we were something over 150 miles from it. Utterly horrifying watching the reports coming in (Carson beach campsite has excellent WiFi), then as we started north again nearing of the number of victims. Seems easily the most scary year for fires in a century. We had a bad summer up in BC but thankfully no cities lost. Paradise looks like a war zone.
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Break Barrel, Pumper and Springer Airguns / Re: Calling all pumpers!!!
« Last post by Frank in Fairfield on November 12, 2018, 12:39:28 PM »
I always wanted one when growing up in Baltimore but the Daisy Model 25 filled the bill just fine.
I did get one from Cabela’s when passing through Nebraska back in 2002:
It has one of Timmy Mac’s bolt o-rings and a Williams peep.
Deadly...and BTW...I have two boxes (500 per) of the original ashcan pellets...
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