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Old 08-22-2011, 09:00 AM   #1096
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I wonder if a guy could figure out how to make his own tracers... Looks like all they have done there is painted some tracer on the tip of the bullet.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:08 AM   #1097
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They still make them! Nice looking rifles with options for fancier stocks, SS barrels, etc. A lifetime keepsake that can be used by many generations of new shooters.

A first "real firearm", is something special. I still have mine (Stevens break open, exposed hammer, single shot shotgun), and take it out of the safe once in a while just to remember how proud I was to receive it and the fun times I had with my Dad when we went pheasant hunting together. Up to that point, I'd only fired his .22's, but that shotgun was all mine! I about polished the blueing off that gun!

Here's a link to the Chipmunk rifles:

http://www.ChipmunkRifles.com/index....keako69r1o70b7
Thanks for the link. Yup, same gun. My son's was the plain walnut with blued barrel, no checkering on the stock. My first gun was an old .22 that my dad had when he was a kid. He gave it to me when I was 8 and I shot it a bunch, but then a couple of years later it began spitting gas and particles of powder back into my face, I think it developed excessive head-space, so he took it and destroyed it, thinking it dangerous. Wish I still had it even if it was no longer shootable. It was an ugly thing, beat up looking, bluing all worn off, but I loved it.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:50 AM   #1098
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Hmmm that's cool. Looking around they seem a little pricey but that's the cost of fun, right?
A place nearby sells em for $15 for a box of 50. Expensive for .22 but cheap compared to most calibers.

I'd buy a box or two for some fun.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:52 AM   #1099
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I wonder if a guy could figure out how to make his own tracers... Looks like all they have done there is painted some tracer on the tip of the bullet.
You'd have to coat the tip with magnesium or some other burnable metal and make it so it'd ignite when fired. I'd be afraid the bullet would jam in the barrel somehow.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:11 PM   #1101
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I wonder if a guy could figure out how to make his own tracers... Looks like all they have done there is painted some tracer on the tip of the bullet.
I'll let you know what I find out.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:22 PM   #1102
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I'll let you know what I find out.
I just started reading some PDF about that business. The guy who wrote it made it sound like a lot of work. So I stopped reading.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:35 PM   #1103
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At the entrance the greeter removes the pink sticker and I am handed the box.
Interested in hearing your thoughts on it. I picked up the Marlin 795 that was on sale this weekend. We had it at the range yesterday and today. My wife liked it and wants to go shooting again Wednesday evening.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:36 PM   #1104
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I just started reading some PDF about that business. The guy who wrote it made it sound like a lot of work. So I stopped reading.
Can I have the PDF?
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:46 AM   #1105
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Interested in hearing your thoughts on it. I picked up the Marlin 795 that was on sale this weekend. We had it at the range yesterday and today. My wife liked it and wants to go shooting again Wednesday evening.
I'm assuming you got the one with the synthetic stock?
How many rounds did you put through it?
Brand?
http://www.chuckhawks.com/ammo_roundup_22LR.htm


Contemplating a scope of some kind?

Shooting again on Wednesday evening?
Tell her I give her two thumbs up.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/critical_look_T3.htm

Chuck Hawks is my "go to" site when I want to brush up on something.
For reasons outlined in this article.

http://www.gunsandshootingonline.com/
same thing. It is a portal.

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Old 08-23-2011, 06:49 AM   #1106
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Can I have the PDF?
http://www.homegunsmith.com/cgi-bin/...42-Tracers.pdf

Admittedly I didn't get very far into it...
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Can I have the PDF?
http://tinyurl.com/42staxq

This is a link to a Google search with 750,000 results.
Obviously a popular topic.
The second link refers to a pdf file.
A 16 page document with plenty of illustrations.
You can download and save it with a right click of the mouse.
www.homegunsmith.com/cgi-bin/ib3/iB.../post-59-83642-Tracers.pdf

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Old 08-23-2011, 07:39 AM   #1108
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http://www.homegunsmith.com/cgi-bin/...42-Tracers.pdf

Admittedly I didn't get very far into it...
I made it to page 2.

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Old 08-23-2011, 07:56 AM   #1109
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I made it to page 2.

When some self-important firearms guru starts bloviating about how few people are going to actually be able to use his marvelous protocol, I figure I'll humor him by not reading the rest of his magnificent tome.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:29 PM   #1110
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I'm assuming you got the one with the synthetic stock?

Yes, synthetic.


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How many rounds did you put through it?
Brand?

Probably about 50 between the 3 of us. I went to the range again last night with my son.

I picked up a box of Federal hollow point 36 grain HV. 525 rounds for $12.75.



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Contemplating a scope of some kind?
Initially I had not planned on it but my eyesight isn't what it used to be. I can see the target just fine but the front post is blurred. Maybe I'll get a cheap one and see how it goes. It's not a real issue. I'm hitting close enough just not the results I was used to.

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Shooting again on Wednesday evening?
Tell her I give her two thumbs up.
Yep. I'll let her know.



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