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  • Machinist, Gunsmith, Shooter, Hunter
  • High Cihuahuan Desert, West Texas
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  • Posted in thread: Opinions on the Henry Big Boy on 05-10-2017 at 09:55 PM
    In engineering, there's a saying, "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch."This applies to
    the "silky-smooth" action of Henry rifles, which works out that way because softer, faster
    wearing metals ...

  • Posted in thread: What is your out of the ordinary caliber? on 01-25-2017 at 07:14 PM
    I have drifted into using and appreciating 270 WSM. - It's a favorite cartridge now.32-20 also.

  • Posted in thread: Howa barreled actions on 01-13-2017 at 09:59 AM
    I am expecting delivery of a Weatherby Vanguard early next week in .308, the stainless steel
    version. This is the only Howa variant that I know of that comes in bead-blasted stainless
    steel. To me, th...

  • Posted in thread: New Tikka T3x on 12-29-2016 at 10:24 AM
    Sure is a nice looking rifle, that is a nice setup that should serve you well.

  • Posted in thread: Supersonic hypothetical on 12-26-2016 at 12:47 PM
    Silly question.

  • Posted in thread: Marlin Lever Gun Quality Is Back - I Think So on 12-26-2016 at 11:11 AM
    The 1895CB with the 26" barrel is the cream of the crop. - One of the best rifles for off-hand
    shooting ever made, and a tack driver to boot.I put a peep sight on mine, otherwise I left it
    as it came ...

  • Posted in thread: Strip Boyd's Finish on 12-14-2016 at 01:25 PM
    A second, more informative eMail from Boyds positively identified the factory finish there as a
    lacquer finish. Lacquer thinner will liquefy it in short order, with no caustic stuff required.
    - I'll h...

  • Posted in thread: Strip Boyd's Finish on 12-12-2016 at 02:52 PM
    I got a reply from Boyds Stocks:Hello,We do not have a specific suggesting that we recommend.
    We typically refer customers to a gun smith when they are wanting to do things of this
    sort.Customer Servi...

  • Posted in thread: Strip Boyd's Finish on 12-11-2016 at 08:08 PM
    That's what I have in mind. Tung oil, or maybe boiled linseed oil. The stock will be walnut,
    not laminated.I would order the stock unfinished, but Boyds are incapable of adding the laser
    checkering - ...

  • Posted in thread: Strip Boyd's Finish on 12-11-2016 at 12:33 PM
    There is no place on the Boyds website to ask a question like this one. They have a FAQ, but it
    is strictly categorized to prevent anyone from asking a technical question.Boyds was the first
    place I t...

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