Bendigo78

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Bendigo78 last won the day on October 15 2015

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  1. Hey, Just like all my projects this one almost took a year. Suppressor removal was a giant pain. Followed the instructions, filed down to the head of the setscrew, cleaned out the hex head, and promptly stripped said head. Drilled out set screw and suppressor still wouldn't move. Borrowed some end mill bits and drilled some more. Still wouldn't move. Finally took it to work and bandsaw cut off all of the suppressor past the end of the barrel. Scored the remaining piece on both sides down almost to the threads. Beat scored groves with a chisel until they popped apart. Cleaned the 1/2 x 20 threads up with a die. With all the clamping the barrel in the vice, I'd mangled the lugs on the barrel that slide into the frame. Cleaned those up with files until the barrel fit tight into the frame. Then I noticed that the hammer wasn't cocking. Pulled the grips and could see that the sear wasn't resetting reliably after the trigger was pulled. Threw the frame in the ultrasonic cleaner for 3 hours and got rid of all the old packing grease. The little 71 weighs less than the fake can that I removed. It's about the same size as a walther ppk. The finger extension on the mags make the grip about perfect. The finish was very good with a few storage marks on the alloy frame. The plastic grips seem to have taken the majority of the abuse. The gun hasn't been shot much as the alloy slide rails have zero wear from use. Sights are small but usable. Trigger is a very nice and crisp single action. Took "A" (my new 9 year old foster son) out last weekend to do some shooting and brought the Beretta. I'd forgotten how much fun .22 pistols are to shoot. Gun ran great with the cheap Remington golden bullets. I had a couple of rounds come out of the mag feed lips high and not chamber until I pushed the tip of the bullet down. This could be from the aftermarket Triple K mag I'd brought along but I didn't check which mag I was using when it occured. Accuracy was fantastic. It shot to POA. I put a 2" group on a 3" target on the dueling tree at 20-25yards. Even after all the trouble with removing the fake can I am seriously considering getting another one. They are a neat piece of history at a reasonable price. I'm betting that the surplus supply dries up quickly.
  2. Just saw the first roadkill yearling this morning. Mommas must be kicking the young ones out. Drove 160 miles this weekend and only saw 2 roadkilled deer. I forecast a bleak deer season in NWMO.
  3. Haven't had any updates on it. Besides picking it up and having a hard time getting the fake can off of it. It's a neat pistol and is in good shape.
  4. I'd been a pretty good boy this year and only bought a couple guns. I replaced my competition glock with a S&W M&P Pro Core and impulse bought a Ruger Super blackhawk 7 1/2" 44mag which has been more fun than expected. Then I ran across a thread discussing some milsurp Beretta pistols that had come from Israel. The Beretta 71 in 22lr with (supposedly) factory threaded barrel. To meet import restrictions, Century Arms attached semi permanent faux suppressors to meet an overall length requirement. It's an 8+1 22lr, single action, semi auto with a steel slide, alloy frame, and 3.5" barrel. The reviews on it say that they are well made, accurate, and the pistol functions with all ammo and the majority are in very good condition. I do a quick look on my favorite online toy retailer and find one for less than $300. If my wife ever found out how easy they make it to spend money on guns, she'd burn the building down. I'll have more info and some better pics when I pick it up tomorrow.
  5. My freezer is so empty, I'd shoot two collared does on opening day at 6:45am. Then I'd put the collars on the farmers cows.
  6. Lol, I guess buying a new toy would make her crazy. I try not to tell her about the ones I do buy (for her own sanity). Massages would be a great idea if she wasn't a massage therapist already and gets atleast one a week. I can't take her anywhere overnight tomorrow because we've been in foster adoption classes on saturdays for the last five weeks and this the first since then that we don't have to go. She'll be out the door at 6:30 Sat morning to do a kettle bell fitness class and then a krav class. Then she'll get home and have to take the dogs for a 3 hour trip to the farm for a couple hours of hiking (apparently they'll die without this) and to check on her horse. Then we'll have to go to church. Maybe I could kidnap her after that for a quick trip to weston.
  7. That would of been an awesome idea if I'd given her time to plan for it. Normally we spend the weekend up in Weston where we were married but didn't even discuss that this year.
  8. Friday is our 11th wedding anniversary and I haven't gotten anything lined up. I'll snag some roses tomorrow night so she'll see them when she gets up Friday. I'll probably sit down and write her something heartfelt in a homemade card. Other than this I'm am drawing a blank. She lost her wedding ring last year and I'm working on replacing it but it's on a slow boat from china. (seriously) She doesn't like gold or diamonds or spending money on jewelery. She also does alot of running outside, works with her hands, and trains MMA (not kidding), so her jewelery comes off and on about 5 times a day. Thats how she lost the last one. Thnigs she likes: Our dogs. Horses. Martial arts. Wine. Music. Ideas, GO!
  9. People seem to really like the better trigger in the SA. Let us know how it works out!
  10. Picked this up at my local Bushnell outlet last week. For $45 I figured I couldn't lose to bad. Played with it in the house and found the sounds to be clear and distortion free. It is very loud and drove the dogs nuts. The remote is easy to use. The reviews are about 50/50. Half the people love it and the other half don't like the sounds. Hopefully I'll get a chance to try it out soon. PrimosĀ® Dogg Catcher Predator E-Caller Features many different Randy Anderson sounds Up to 150-yd. remote range Great for seasoned callers or beginning hunters Draw the attention of wary predators with the Primos Dogg Catcher Predator E-Caller. This call features many different Randy Anderson sounds such as interrogation howls, female-invitation howls, coyote serenades, coyote-pup distress, baby-cottontail distress, baby-jackrabbit distress, fawn distress, rodent distress and woodpecker distress. Up to 150-yd. remote range. Great for seasoned callers or beginning hunters. Uses four AA batteries (not included). Also includes remote with one 23A battery. 6.6"L x 6.6"W x 11"H. Wt: 2 lbs.
  11. It was pretty good. I found myself forgetting that it was bradley cooper acting as chris kyle. He did a great job. Slight irritations. Magnification knobs don't click like elevation turrets. The actors had to act like the blanks recoiled. Which make it look like every shot has a bad flinch. A foot of muzzle flash coming out of suppressed weapons. But I'm picky about gun details so most won't notice.
  12. Gonna try to put some more meat in the freezer this weekend. Z - The coyotes are really thick in NWMO. Saw as many yotes as deer this year. Saw 13 in 9 days of hunting and killed 6. Deer were very scarce.
  13. Hoping I can scrape one out this weekend. Maybe even get a kill with the 300blk ar pistol.
  14. Took a buddy hunting last friday and saturday. No deer but guess what? Killed another yote. Didn't see anything on Saturday morning, so maybe I'm making some headway on knocking the numbers down.
  15. Don't see many rabbits or bobcats. I've seen 3 bobcats in 25 years of hunting that hill. I used to feel lucky to see a coyote. Now I get cranky. I been taking a week off for deer season for 15 years and it's not unusual to go 2 or 3 days without seeing anything.