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steveoh

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Moderator and Shroud index marks
« on: July 24, 2019, 08:53:10 AM »
Whenever I install a new Moderator and Shroud, I paint on index marks on the barrel and shroud so I know that things are where they should be after cleaning a barrel.

I have some moderators on the Crosman 1377, 1322 and 2240’s that are off a bit and and if I don’t put them back on exactly the way they were before, my POI changes. There’s no apparent clipping, but obviously things are not as they could be.

The big bores seem less picky, but as matter of habit I still index them.

« Last Edit: July 24, 2019, 07:38:12 PM by steveoh »


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Re: Moderator and Shroud index marks
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 11:11:56 AM »
You're not alone. I index mine, but that fact doesn't mean everything goes back the same way.I relight the gun in, just in case.

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Re: Moderator and Shroud index marks
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 11:20:39 AM »
Alan, what is relight?
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Re: Moderator and Shroud index marks
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 01:47:38 PM »
Don't you love auto-correct??

How about RE-SIGHT! Like in, check the POA v. POI
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Re: Moderator and Shroud index marks
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 02:43:16 PM »
Ok guy thanks.   I just never heard of that.
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Re: Moderator and Shroud index marks
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 05:45:06 PM »
Ha-ha.
I used to re-light my Pall Malls when I was really, really inebriated years ago. ::)
Buncha BB guns that I don't get to shoot as much as I like. Grinding out a living on the farm.

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Re: Moderator and Shroud index marks
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 08:17:55 PM »
Ha-ha.
I used to re-light my Pall Malls when I was really, really inebriated years ago. ::)

I was Albacore Tuna fishing with a friend once. It was snotty, and the sooty meat he burned on the grill the night before didn’t sit well with either of us. The tougher it got the more frantic his chain smoking became. I’m puking and I look over and he’s got a cigarette in each hand with a green tinge but a determined look that said he was fighting joining me at the gunnel.

Dude was also chugging that cheap watery beer he seemed to love. Hit off the cigarette followed by a big guzzle of beer. All of a sudden he says take the helm, I gotta do a dump. He disappeared into the cuddy cabin with a cigarette in his mouth and a beer in his hand, and he slammed the door behind him.

I’m at the helm feeling like death warmed over and one of the five reels we had in the water goes off. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. The unmistakable sound of a big fish stripping off line, in a hurry.

This was my first time tuna fishing. I had an idea about what to do though as I had read up on the subject.  Suddenly Rick’s cell phone starts ringing, ( old analog phones could reach out to 50 miles on the ocean). He hollers answer the phone! I reach for the phone and another reel starts to screaming. The first one is still going, and I slip engine into neutral and let the boat continue on. And a third reel goes off and I dive for the first rod, yank it out of the rod holder and start pumping and reeling.

My heart is about to pound out of my chest. The phone is still ringing, and a fourth reel starts singing. I’m at the point of being confused as hell but still reeling and pumping.

I hear Rick screaming something and then the Cuddy cabin door is thrown open and Rick lands on his face with his Grundens around his ankles, and he’s try to pull up his pants he’s wearing underneath. By now I’m laughing my ass off and forgot about puking, and fergodssake, the fifth reel starts screaming, and I’m screaming where’s the gaff? Rick’s up and has his clothes on and has grabbed a rod and is reeling and he’s still got that damn cigarette in his mouth, though the beer was no where to be seen. I find the gaff and pull onboard the first Albacore I’d ever caught.

I cut its throat as instructed and threw it into the salt water slush on the port side fish hold. Then I grab another reel and get to business. Of the five fish on we got three in the boat.

It looked like a massacre on deck as it and we were covered in fish blood.  Two years later my rain gear still stunk of Tuna.

So when you mentioned having two cigarettes lit at once,  this memory flooded back.

Here’s to you Rick!

The image is from another Tuna trip as I can’t find the images from my first tuna trip.
I puked on this trip too. Bah!

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Re: Moderator and Shroud index marks
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2019, 12:27:30 AM »
Mostly i made my own stuff.
Always zero the lathe to zero.
First the rifling to cut threating.

After that the moderator or brake.
Normally we drill the moderator 1 mm bigger as the biggest sizing.
Never had a clearance problem. 

By the way.
We have heat records by the day here in europe.
How is the weather in the states ?
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Re: Moderator and Shroud index marks
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2019, 04:13:20 AM »
Hot!

We're used to warm weather here in the sunny Southwest, so 100° days are almost a norm this time of year. I just wish we'd get more rains even the cactuses look sere!
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Re: Moderator and Shroud index marks
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2019, 05:48:44 AM »
Hot!

We're used to warm weather here in the sunny Southwest, so 100° days are almost a norm this time of year. I just wish we'd get more rains even the cactuses look sere!

Did some hay-baling yesterday on a 60 year old combination.
Had to stop getting a heat stroke for sure.
Cooling the carp pond everly day with cold spring wather.

We have rain forecasted so it will cool down a bit. 

Back to the fitings.
We calibrate all stuff in line with the rifling.
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Re: Moderator and Shroud index marks
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2019, 07:24:44 AM »
Great story Stevoh!
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