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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
    Looking to fit a geared reduction motor to the bandsaw so I can cut steel for knife making, fit a blower to the forge, finish the anvil base, prep everything for Easter weekend bunny busting, bottle the 25kg of honey I extracted last night, put down another brew of mead now that its cooling down, paint the darn workshop (hate painting, should have used bricks!) - always plenty to do
    @hotbarrels always wanted to make some mead but the cost of honey is eye watering now

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    Might reshape the stock on the 10/22 ,have painted the duck boat and gonna try an strip the carb on the 7.5hp outboard.been 2 days and I’m bored already..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    @hotbarrels always wanted to make some mead but the cost of honey is eye watering now
    @300CALMAN Yes, the price of honey is pretty prohibitive. Fortunately I have a couple of hives, but if you price them up around $1k for the first hive plus all your start-up gear it doesn't make economic sense. I got into it as my son was keen. Unfortunately he's developed a bee sting allergy after being bitten by a spider and ending up in hospital. He now reacts badly to stings. This season has been so dry that the honey harvest is almost non-existent. Will have been a hard year for the commercial guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bol Tackshin View Post
    Free-floated the EM-332 with a stick and some sandpaper. Now, it appears that the stock may need to be refinished. (There's actually nothing wrong with the stock, but you all know how it goes....)
    So, started sanding the stock down. Decided to take a rash to it a d reshape the grip area. It was quite clunky to hold and I'd guess anyone that has owned an EM would agree that the stock is not the best shape. It has really come alive, and shoulders so much better. Subtle changes deliver big improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bol Tackshin View Post
    So, started sanding the stock down. Decided to take a rash to it a d reshape the grip area. It was quite clunky to hold and I'd guess anyone that has owned an EM would agree that the stock is not the best shape. It has really come alive, and shoulders so much better. Subtle changes deliver big improvements.
    You know the rules - photos are mandatory . . . .
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    well i was going to try a reblue but just remembered i left the fukn blue at work i guess i could go and get it as it is essentual
    #POGO

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    @northdude - you accidentally left your meds at work? Sounds essential to me...
    @Tentman - I completely forgot to take pics...thanks for the reminder! I will post some in the morning showing where I'm at... I think I have a before picture somewhere too.

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    One of the projects might have to wait. The target rifle I have needs screws for the rear bases.
    Checked the details from months ago. 3BA
    Typical. Quick go yesterday trying to find them.
    Not so good and ran out of time.
    Probably irrelevant as we arent allowed to go out and shoot them anyway.
    Got a bit to do on that one so probably not a biggy

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    Looks like it's going to be time to start bedding the 103.
    Hope C8 epoxy will do. Also hope I can find a spare stock if it goes tits up.
    Bummer I didn't have time to get any arrow shafts for the pillars.


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    Photos of the EM-332 stock as it progresses...
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    I just sized down some 395 grain 50 cal muzzleloader projectiles to .500
    Paper patch jacketed them once i found the perfect paper to bring them up to .512

    They are out drying now until I try them tomorrow
    I will load a couple as is at about .512
    And put a couple through the .510 sizer die

    This bullet is a little lighter than the 450 grainers I'm currently using.
    But more importantly it has a much bigger metlap which is better for hunting big game

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    I just sized down some 395 grain 50 cal muzzleloader projectiles to .500
    Paper patch jacketed them once i found the perfect paper to bring them up to .512

    They are out drying now until I try them tomorrow
    I will load a couple as is at about .512
    And put a couple through the .510 sizer die

    This bullet is a little lighter than the 450 grainers I'm currently using.
    But more importantly it has a much bigger metlap which is better for hunting big game

    Attachment 133907

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    Just turned out a 50 cal pilot for my RCBS case trimmer
    Makes it quick and easy to take off the 6mm I need to
    Have 20x 500 nitro to trim down

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    Had a go at paper patching twenty of my new 488gr bullets and as the paper needs wetting I thought I would use some of my lathe cooling water that's mixed with soluble oil to help it stick. Worked a treat, when dry the oil is still in the paper for a bit of lube, but still rolled them in a bit of bullet lube as well then sized them to .459" and came out looking good. As I had twenty empty 45-70 cases I thought they would look better inside them, so primed and charged with 70gr 2f , compressed to fit the nice big fat bullets in. So all loaded up and now I can't go to the range to try them out, bugger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrew.357 View Post
    Had a go at paper patching twenty of my new 488gr bullets and as the paper needs wetting I thought I would use some of my lathe cooling water that's mixed with soluble oil to help it stick. Worked a treat, when dry the oil is still in the paper for a bit of lube, but still rolled them in a bit of bullet lube as well then sized them to .459" and came out looking good. As I had twenty empty 45-70 cases I thought they would look better inside them, so primed and charged with 70gr 2f , compressed to fit the nice big fat bullets in. So all loaded up and now I can't go to the range to try them out, bugger.
    Attachment 133956, Shoulder pad stuff I reckon.
    Awesome to see you were doing the same

    I can test tomorrow as the 100m range is out my workshop door

 

 

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