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OFF TOPIC / Re: Yeti and the Second Amendment
« Last post by Briar Patch on May 10, 2018, 11:53:46 AM »
I don't own any Yeti products. Although I think they make some impressive products - I haven't yet been able to justify spending the money required to purchase their products.  Less pricey coolers have met my needs.
If I find myself in a position where it seems reasonable to buy a high performance cooler - Yeti will not be a brand I consider.
Dicks - never shopped there much anyway. Just a store I didn't care to visit - no particular reason. Now I have a particular reason.
I won't buy anything by Patagonia either.

I don't care for businesses that decide to get political, unless they have always been involved (like firearm manufacturers) - if they are a privately owned company I can understand it, but that can be a big turn off too.
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Airgun Ammo / Re: .458 Choices
« Last post by steveoh on May 10, 2018, 11:31:52 AM »
I only have a couple of choices in .457 cal.... The Lee 457-340-F and 452-228-1R (which casts at 0.456" but only 216 gr.).... plus a .457" Lee roundball.... My Hayabusa can hit 550 FPE with the 336 gr. (860 fps) maxed out.... or I can tune it for 5 shots at 950 with the 216 gr. (450 FPE)....
Bob

I will have to wait and see what works. I have three molds that might be good. I have a funny feeling I will be testing like crazy, and going through massive amounts of air.

228 grain Hollow Point (Noe Mold with two sets of pins for HP, and one for flat point)
170 grain EPP type (Accurate Mold)
143 Grain Round Ball - Lee Mold

I do have high hopes for the NOE Mold. Gotta cast some with flat nose. Perhaps in the morning.

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Airgun Ammo / Re: .458 Choices
« Last post by rsterne on May 10, 2018, 11:22:49 AM »
I only have a couple of choices in .457 cal.... The Lee 457-340-F and 452-228-1R (which casts at 0.456" but only 216 gr.).... plus a .457" Lee roundball.... My Hayabusa can hit 550 FPE with the 336 gr. (860 fps) maxed out.... or I can tune it for 5 shots at 950 with the 216 gr. (450 FPE)....

Bob
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Airgun Ammo / .458 Choices
« Last post by steveoh on May 10, 2018, 11:08:19 AM »
I have a package showing up today which will take advantage of the .458 ammo I have on hand. :)

Left to Right:
340 grain Hollow Point (Mr. Hollowpoint)
250 grain Round Point (Mr. Hollowpoint) Hollow Base
220 grain Round Point (Mr. Hollowpoint) Hollow Base
228 grain Hollow Point (Noe Mold with two sets of pins for HP, and one for flat point)
170 grain EPP type (Accurate Mold)
143 grain Round Ball (Hornady)
286 grain .575 Round Ball - (Hornady) for scale!

Purty aren't they?
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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: A new HUMA's in the house
« Last post by mcoulter on May 09, 2018, 09:58:54 AM »
Yup, a bit tedious but still enjoyable trigger time  :-)

These numbers are from short (12-shot) strings with the hammer spring at 3 turns out.  I get 6-full turns of adjustment from the hammer spring, so I figured starting in the middle is as good of a place as any. 

The turn reference below are counter-clockwise turns OUT on the regulator after screwing the regulator's set screw all the way in.  As you turn counter-clockwise, the regulator pressure increases.

2.0 turns = 690 fps
2.5 turns = 885 fps
2.75 turns = 915 fps
3.0 turns = 935 fps

Looking at the set screw scale these are the pressures noted at these turns out.  (For my future reference; when turned all the way in, the marker on the set screw points to 140.)

2.50 turns = 100 bar
2.75 turns = 120 bar

Nex I will:

1) Set the reg at 110 bar (2.6-ish turns out)

2) Do more hammer spring testing to check velocities on each turn on the tensioner.

3) Shoot a full string from my 220 bar fill down to check for consistency and to see where it drops off the regulator now.
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OFF TOPIC / Re: Yeti and the Second Amendment
« Last post by caniborrowsomeammo on May 09, 2018, 06:56:00 AM »
I never saw a need for their overpriced crap and was amused at the inflated pricing. Really 3-400 dineros for a piece of molded plastic?
As for Dicks sport good, they opened a store here, I'll never set foot in it (unless they have a going out of business sale) and tell everyone not to do business with them. I send everyone to Sportsmans Warehouse.
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OFF TOPIC / Re: Yeti and the Second Amendment
« Last post by cootertwo on May 09, 2018, 06:34:09 AM »
No problem. Their cwap was/is too expensive for me anyhow! :P
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OFF TOPIC / Yeti and the Second Amendment
« Last post by Alan on May 09, 2018, 05:02:00 AM »
As many of you know, Yeti (makers of coolers and other camping equipment) pulled their NRA support in late April. Regardless of what their press releases say, this was a political decision, and not business one. I further suspect that some of the support for the hunting channels will be pulled as well. In the final analysis, I suspect their decision will end up as a very poor business decision.

Speaking only for myself...

I don't own but a few Yeti products. Those few pieces, I've decided to donate to the local human society. This, after removing their logo with acetone! In the future, I will not buy any more products made by Yeti, period! And I'll bet, I'm not the only one who will stop buying their products.
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I got a book!

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Guild Swag / Re: Airgun Guild Hat
« Last post by Alan on May 08, 2018, 05:22:20 PM »
My hat came today. Not bad for being printed.

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