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  • #16
    Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
    Coleman or Crosman?
    Aw shmidt, I'll blame it on the computer's autocorrect.
    Crossman Arms, Fairport, NY.
    Brilliant management that eliminated the cost of machine tooling and employees by subbing work to Kodakers with machines in basements & garages and even ran acceptance inspection to housewives with go/nogo gauges.
    Rochester once had an abundance of machinists in over 200 shops scattered around town.

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    • #17
      Tack, it never ceases to amaze me what you build. While I only have a .144 pellet rifle for some basement plunking, I'm going to add that to my list of one day projects.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Noel View Post
        Tack, it never ceases to amaze me what you build. While I only have a .144 pellet rifle for some basement plunking, I'm going to add that to my list of one day projects.
        It's something you will get a lot of fun out of building and shooting from it. Noel, what kind of gun do you have that shoots a 144 caliber pellet? I never heard of that caliber of pellet before..

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        • #19
          For years I've had trouble with shooting rests, switching from one to another. I noticed that Caldwell had one out with a dual tube adjustable slide for the forend rest. The space between these tubes allows for long magazine and AR pistol grips. They wanted 175 for that rest. I used components from some previous Caldwell rests and stock laying around to build this one.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by tackit View Post

            It's something you will get a lot of fun out of building and shooting from it. Noel, what kind of gun do you have that shoots a 144 caliber pellet? I never heard of that caliber of pellet before..
            My bad. I'll blame that on the passing of time, not being an item of regular use and not actually checking to see what it was. My memory tells me it has a scope attached?
            It's probably the 177 and going by memory shoots BB's as well.
            It's either in it's box in the basement with all the other kid stuff, or in my camper van I don't remember which? But I know I've got one. I also have a Crossman pellet pistol in the garage. It's a leaker so I don't think it counts.

            It does look like a fun sport to be involved in but in Canada, they make it hard to have fun. T
            hat shooting rest would be a fun project to build so I just might.

            When I was a kid we would ride out of town with a .22 over a shoulder to shoot gophers in the farmers fields north of town. Those days are gone. Remember when that first Nintendo came out and It came with a gun, who wouldn't expect it to be popular? I still have that to in a box as well down in the basement. I might dig it out, I'm sure the ducks will make easier targets on the big screen.










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            • #21
              Originally posted by Noel View Post

              My bad. I'll blame that on the passing of time, not being an item of regular use and not actually checking to see what it was. My memory tells me it has a scope attached?
              It's probably the 177 and going by memory shoots BB's as well.
              It's either in it's box in the basement with all the other kid stuff, or in my camper van I don't remember which? But I know I've got one. I also have a Crossman pellet pistol in the garage. It's a leaker so I don't think it counts.

              It does look like a fun sport to be involved in but in Canada, they make it hard to have fun. T
              hat shooting rest would be a fun project to build so I just might.


              When I was a kid we would ride out of town with a .22 over a shoulder to shoot gophers in the farmers fields north of town. Those days are gone. Remember when that first Nintendo came out and It came with a gun, who wouldn't expect it to be popular? I still have that to in a box as well down in the basement. I might dig it out, I'm sure the ducks will make easier targets on the big screen.
              I remember once on Christmas vacation me and a friend were hunting rabbits with our 22s, I was carrying my Harrington Richardson Leatherneck when I crossed a ditch and went through the ice up to my knees. Way off in the distance there was a school so we high tailed over to it and I knocked on the door and the boiler room operator answered the door and let us in the school, he took us down to the boiler room where I could get warm and dry my clothes. No big deal to walk down the street with a gun over your shoulder back in those days, before the highly educated decided to use their educations to screw things up and give us the mess we have today.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Grizzly1944 View Post
                For years I've had trouble with shooting rests, switching from one to another. I noticed that Caldwell had one out with a dual tube adjustable slide for the forend rest. The space between these tubes allows for long magazine and AR pistol grips. They wanted 175 for that rest. I used components from some previous Caldwell rests and stock laying around to build this one.

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                That's a nice rest Grizzly, with your design you could add a trigger pulling linkage like the one on my Ranson Rest.

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                • #23
                  Why not just move up to fully mounted weapon systems?

                  Ontos manufactured by Allis Chalmers tractors is a fine example of a starting point. 30 full degrees of powered rotation with another 30 of up/down and a sweet .50 cal sighting system. You even got to ride to and from the firing line inside the turret, and it was almost dry inside to 3 feet of water, with the hatch closed and secured.

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                  • #24
                    That's a nice rest Grizzly, with your design you could add a trigger pulling linkage like the one on my Ranson Rest.

                    Well I didn't have anything like that in mind, but the forend rest is easily removable and the rest itself can be turned 90 degrees and I bet you can easily rig up a Ranson type setup for it.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by tackit View Post

                      I remember once on Christmas vacation me and a friend were hunting rabbits with our 22s, I was carrying my Harrington Richardson Leatherneck when I crossed a ditch and went through the ice up to my knees. Way off in the distance there was a school so we high tailed over to it and I knocked on the door and the boiler room operator answered the door and let us in the school, he took us down to the boiler room where I could get warm and dry my clothes. No big deal to walk down the street with a gun over your shoulder back in those days, before the highly educated decided to use their educations to screw things up and give us the mess we have today.
                      I had a buddy who took me rabbit hunting. Saskatchewan farm boy who grew up rural enough to eat them. Never tried them myself and wasn't invited for dinner so I can't say how they taste?

                      highly educated decided to use their educations to screw things up and give us the mess we have today.
                      I second that!

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Noel View Post

                        I had a buddy who took me rabbit hunting. Saskatchewan farm boy who grew up rural enough to eat them. Never tried them myself and wasn't invited for dinner so I can't say how they taste?



                        I second that!
                        Learn what Edward Bernays wrote about.
                        Learn what Dunning & Kruger wrote about.
                        Then you can apply the teachings of SunTsu and turn their "education" against them for profit.

                        Keep in mind the majority of the "educated" can't accomplish a d a m thing beyond calling in a professional to diagnose the problem so they can hope to find another professional to fix the problem.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Noel View Post

                          I had a buddy who took me rabbit hunting. Saskatchewan farm boy who grew up rural enough to eat them. Never tried them myself and wasn't invited for dinner so I can't say how they taste?


                          I second that!
                          It's been years since I ate one too, my friends older brother took care of the skinning and cooking for us. My favorite game is quail and pheasant, it tastes better than chicken and you don't need a lot of seasoning to hide the game taste, don't pass them up if you get the opportunity to eat one.
                          Last edited by tackit; 12-08-2019, 02:21 PM.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Franz© View Post

                            Learn what Edward Bernays wrote about.
                            Learn what Dunning & Kruger wrote about.
                            Then you can apply the teachings of SunTsu and turn their "education" against them for profit.

                            Keep in mind the majority of the "educated" can't accomplish a d a m thing beyond calling in a professional to diagnose the problem so they can hope to find another professional to fix the problem.
                            I'm trying to talk the daughters out of sending the grandkids to high dollar colleges and instead have them attend a community college. The market place for college jobs is cloud of sucker smoke, a 5 figure losing proposition unless you have an in because of various circumstances and reasons. They can learn a trade and take business classes and learn how to start and open up their own businesses all at a community college and start making decent money in a couple of years, instead of paying commie professors their 6 figure salaries and college administration gangsters their undeserved salaries.

                            To add, if college people were smart, the bottle cap on my bottle of Blackberry brandy would hold the same amount as a shot glass.
                            Last edited by tackit; 12-08-2019, 02:49 PM.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by tackit View Post

                              I'm trying to talk the daughters out of sending the grandkids to high dollar colleges and instead have them attend a community college. The market place for college jobs is cloud of sucker smoke, a 5 figure losing proposition unless you have an in because of various circumstances and reasons. They can learn a trade and take business classes and learn how to start and open up their own businesses all at a community college and start making decent money in a couple of years, instead of paying commie professors their 6 figure salaries and college administration gangsters their undeserved salaries.
                              I can do volumes on the insanity of sending any kid regardless which of the 80+ genders to CowLedge direct from High School. I can introduce you to squads of seriously pissed off near 40 year old kids with worthless DePloMas in such vital areas as fabric, basket weaving, and bookkeeping who have found no marketability for that skillset. They were promoted into the career choice by HS Counselors and CowLedge salesmen. I've heard the former DIL with a Masters and minor in ASL expound on how she hypersells empty heads at RIT into signing up for more classes.

                              Since 1980 kids have left High School with heads full of dreams and BS and marched into the waiting army of CowLedge salesmen. All the kid knows is he already got screwed by Public Education. The kid has neither problem solving skills or a basic skill set to say nothing of any monetary or measurement ability when the salesman is loosed on him. The kids do have a firm platform of NonConfrontation installed that pretty much eliminates any ability to research a potential result, and knows Argument is BAD, therefore must be avoided. The kids are sheep marching into the hands of wolves and they go willingly because it's "How society works".

                              I strongly advocate a 2 year period of working multiple fields of interest prior to entering CowLedge. If nothing else the kid will have slight knowledge of the world beyond Academia. I've walked among the high priced Union Professors, and spoken with them. Most are clueless and a larger percentage is helpless.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Franz© View Post

                                I can do volumes on the insanity of sending any kid regardless which of the 80+ genders to CowLedge direct from High School. I can introduce you to squads of seriously pissed off near 40 year old kids with worthless DePloMas in such vital areas as fabric, basket weaving, and bookkeeping who have found no marketability for that skillset. They were promoted into the career choice by HS Counselors and CowLedge salesmen. I've heard the former DIL with a Masters and minor in ASL expound on how she hypersells empty heads at RIT into signing up for more classes.

                                Since 1980 kids have left High School with heads full of dreams and BS and marched into the waiting army of CowLedge salesmen. All the kid knows is he already got screwed by Public Education. The kid has neither problem solving skills or a basic skill set to say nothing of any monetary or measurement ability when the salesman is loosed on him. The kids do have a firm platform of NonConfrontation installed that pretty much eliminates any ability to research a potential result, and knows Argument is BAD, therefore must be avoided. The kids are sheep marching into the hands of wolves and they go willingly because it's "How society works".

                                I strongly advocate a 2 year period of working multiple fields of interest prior to entering CowLedge. If nothing else the kid will have slight knowledge of the world beyond Academia. I've walked among the high priced Union Professors, and spoken with them. Most are clueless and a larger percentage is helpless.
                                Yes. By all the young people complaining today about not finding work after they have been conned into attending college, and demanding taxpayers bail them out, I see colleges as being nothing more than socialist indoctrination camps and nursery schools that cause students to become totally dependent on the government more than themselves. There needs to be an Investigation and all money paid back to students comes from the colleges who sucked them in, not taxpayers'.

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