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Noe 356-84-RF sure is purty

Started by steveoh, October 09, 2021, 01:10:48 PM

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steveoh

Noe 356-84-RF sure is purty.

There are occasional wrinkles but for the most part these are trouble free castings and the pellets drop right out.

Hopefully they fly as straight as be.

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Steelhead

I shamefully have three untouched/brand new molds that are sitting in my closet. My casting stuff is a bit buried and since I'm trying to pack up to relocate the timing isn't good to do it anyway.

I have a .45 for the 909 Light Hunter and two different models for the .50 Texan. Looking forward to the time when I can enjoy a pleasant casting session.
Airforce Texan .308
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Benjamin Discovery .22
Benjamin Prowler .177
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Alan

Kevin, it seems like all you have been doing, beside laying tile, is moving. My prayers are, that you find someplace permanent, where you can really settle down.
Alan

I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).

Steelhead

#3
Thanks, Alan. Living where I do in a ridiculously high priced area it's an unfortunate reality that things change a lot regarding properties. Lots are traded almost like precious commodities and most are too expensive to rent ($2000.00+ a month for a one bedroom apartment) or to buy ($800k for a rundown fixer-upper)  Just the property tax alone is out of reach for most. There's a reason (among many) that so many are making a mass exodus from CA. However, it's an amazing place to reside: the ocean is less than 30 minutes away providing endless opportunities for recreation, the weather is second to none with mild winters and summers, and fish and game abound.

I had one foot out of the door (state) a few years ago but circumstances changed both personally and professionally. My gf at the time and I parted ways and California damn near burned to the ground. I wasn't hurting for work pre-fires, but post-fires I was booked into the foreseeable future. My parents were both dying so I didn't want to jump ship and have regrets about not being present for their final stages of life either. In the midst of that, the property/ranch home that I was renting went up for sale and the new owners didn't want a tenant in the house I was occupying.

Fast forward two years...the folks are dead, work is going gangbusters, and the dust is finally beginning to settle on the family life. Shortening a long story I'm going to be moving back to the dairy where I grew up, about 15 minutes from where I'm at now. I'll be renting the original ranch home that my folks and grandparents lived in. My monthly expenses will be less, the rent that I pay will stay in the family and help my brother and sister (who run the dairy operation), I'll have the security of a stable place to put a nail in the wall, run my tile business from the ranch via indoor storage, and have the freedom to work, travel, and basically set myself up for the last 1/3 (God willing) of my life.

As far as a 'dream home' for an airgunner, it's like an African hunter being on safari every day. I'm literally less than a 100' from the milking barn and I don't think NSA can make slugs fast enough to knock out the amount of pests and targets of opportunity on the ranch. I have more chances at pest off of my deck than most guys have walking around for a morning. There's @ 650 acres to roam and I live being in the country. Also, I am less than 5 minutes from the city limits and access to all things. I get to have my cake and eat it too. Being able to help my younger siblings with some things like maintenance, fencing, cleanup (my stepdad was an agricultural hoarder: piles of scrap metal, wood, vehicles, and shit everywhere) and whatever else they need is a enjoyable to me.

So my relocation is by choice this time, not by force. I hate moving (and I've moved more times than I can count), but I think this time there's an endgame. I'm looking forward to the feeling that the rug isn't going to be yanked out from under me.
Airforce Texan .308
FX Impact MKII .25
Benjamin Discovery .22
Benjamin Prowler .177
Texan .50
Sam Yang 909s Light Hunter
Born Wild Shooting Chair
Air Venturi compressor

Alan

Fortune comes to those who hustle while they wait!

I too am very lucky. I own my home outright, owe nothing of consequence (month to month), and have no one to tell me no. Or know, for that matter. My hunting grounds are a scant 3 miles away. Life it good, and I wish the same for all.

If I had a wish, is that the political scene would be more stable and bright. Too many Brandons I guess.
Alan

I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).

steveoh

Quote from: Steelhead on October 09, 2021, 01:59:22 PM
I shamefully have three untouched/brand new molds that are sitting in my closet. My casting stuff is a bit buried and since I'm trying to pack up to relocate the timing isn't good to do it anyway.

I have a .45 for the 909 Light Hunter and two different models for the .50 Texan. Looking forward to the time when I can enjoy a pleasant casting session.

You are a busy man, and all is forgiven on the casting front.

What I'm really jonesing for is for you to get back to the .50 cal Texan, and finding the slug it loves.
Quackenbush .58 Outlaw
Shooting Chairs
Vallejo Ferry Schedule
DAQ .458 LA Outlaw Rifle
DAQ .58 LA Outlaw Rifle
FX Streamline .25
FX M3 Impact 700mm Sniper .25
Benjamin Bulldog .357
QB-79 .177
Crosman 1322
Crosman 1377 - HoRodded 10 FPE
Diana Model 27 (childhood airgun)
Tolman Skiff
Airgun Calculator

steveoh

To think my wife and I had a one bedroom apartment in San Francisco for $975 a month back from 91-2000. I'm sure they want $3k a month now.

Life is hard in this part of the world but no doubt it's hard everywhere. Though I'm tempted to sit in my moaning chair, life is too flipping short!

Quackenbush .58 Outlaw
Shooting Chairs
Vallejo Ferry Schedule
DAQ .458 LA Outlaw Rifle
DAQ .58 LA Outlaw Rifle
FX Streamline .25
FX M3 Impact 700mm Sniper .25
Benjamin Bulldog .357
QB-79 .177
Crosman 1322
Crosman 1377 - HoRodded 10 FPE
Diana Model 27 (childhood airgun)
Tolman Skiff
Airgun Calculator

steveoh

#7
To coat or not to coat, that is the question.

Coated 100 and left another 100 Uncoated.
Quackenbush .58 Outlaw
Shooting Chairs
Vallejo Ferry Schedule
DAQ .458 LA Outlaw Rifle
DAQ .58 LA Outlaw Rifle
FX Streamline .25
FX M3 Impact 700mm Sniper .25
Benjamin Bulldog .357
QB-79 .177
Crosman 1322
Crosman 1377 - HoRodded 10 FPE
Diana Model 27 (childhood airgun)
Tolman Skiff
Airgun Calculator

Loren

Nice!  Glad to see the mold finally hit the shelf so you could get one.

Smoke4320

those pellets are looking good my friend

Alan

I'm pellet envious!



Blue, don't you know?
Alan

I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).

steveoh

Quote from: Smoke4320 on November 09, 2021, 01:48:11 PM
those pellets are looking good my friend

Your Signal Blue of course. This color covers so well!
Quackenbush .58 Outlaw
Shooting Chairs
Vallejo Ferry Schedule
DAQ .458 LA Outlaw Rifle
DAQ .58 LA Outlaw Rifle
FX Streamline .25
FX M3 Impact 700mm Sniper .25
Benjamin Bulldog .357
QB-79 .177
Crosman 1322
Crosman 1377 - HoRodded 10 FPE
Diana Model 27 (childhood airgun)
Tolman Skiff
Airgun Calculator

Smoke4320

yes probably the best coating color I have