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An interesting link for a variety of gun related stuff.

http://www.frfrogspad.com/homemade.htm


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Nice share Zubair

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nice share bro.
its like Zubaida Aapa of fire arms ;)

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agha wrote:
nice share bro.
its like Zubaida Aapa of fire arms ;)


LOL.............After Faraz, now Zubaida Apa k totkey.


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I will point out a simple bullet lube/gun lube/metal preservative/skin lotion/hair dressing....simply melt some beeswax and add a non-acidic vegetable oil such as olive oil, and remelt....can be reheated with rag dipped in it, or just used as a cake of furniture/automotive wax and applied likewise...can be thickened or thinned simply by adding more oil or wax depending on season or use....you will find a gun metal, even in-the-white metal, wiped with this will only infrequently require reapplication and will do an amazing job in preventing rust on firearms....I will not recommend for long term storage, as i have no idea what the olive oil will do, but beeswax stays pliable virtually forever...even wax seals in the Egyptian pyramids were still pliable when broken...works great for 1400fps and under lead bullet lube...great for dry skin, too (wink!)


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Very practical. Thank mtngunr :)

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mtngunr wrote:
I will point out a simple bullet lube/gun lube/metal preservative/skin lotion/hair dressing....simply melt some beeswax and add a non-acidic vegetable oil such as olive oil, and remelt....can be reheated with rag dipped in it, or just used as a cake of furniture/automotive wax and applied likewise...can be thickened or thinned simply by adding more oil or wax depending on season or use....you will find a gun metal, even in-the-white metal, wiped with this will only infrequently require reapplication and will do an amazing job in preventing rust on firearms....I will not recommend for long term storage, as i have no idea what the olive oil will do, but beeswax stays pliable virtually forever...even wax seals in the Egyptian pyramids were still pliable when broken...works great for 1400fps and under lead bullet lube...great for dry skin, too (wink!)


:text-goodpost: Thanks for sharing.

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Nice useful practical share mtngunr. Thanks

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very useful info, thanks for sharing zubair and mtngunr

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I am interested in hearing members' views regarding which material is best to make cleaning rags.


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discarded undergarments (cotton only, and must wash them before using) :character-oldtimer:

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discarded undergarments (cotton only, and must wash them before using) :character-oldtimer:


:laughing-rolling:

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discarded undergarments (cotton only, and must wash them before using) :character-oldtimer:


+1 (on both accounts!!) :mrgreen:

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I would like to ask if anyone has ever used a Automobile Scissor type JACK, for a shootong rest ?

I see several guys at the range that have taken an old car jack, and mounted the base to a square flat peice of wood about 16" square, and then screwed a peice of wood to the top part and covered it with a peice of carpet.

Then they put it on their bench, sitting sideways, and they have an adjustable rest for the front of their rifle.

I am sure you can find an old Jack at the market, or even in the trash or salvage yard for next to nothing.
You can even use a longer board, and build a rear rifle support, for the butt stock.

This might be a good project for the famed Rifle Cradle Maker, MR

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LAGS wrote:
I would like to ask if anyone has ever used a Automobile Scissor type JACK, for a shootong rest ?

I see several guys at the range that have taken an old car jack, and mounted the base to a square flat peice of wood about 16" square, and then screwed a peice of wood to the top part and covered it with a peice of carpet.

Then they put it on their bench, sitting sideways, and they have an adjustable rest for the front of their rifle.

I am sure you can find an old Jack at the market, or even in the trash or salvage yard for next to nothing.
You can even use a longer board, and build a rear rifle support, for the butt stock.

This might be a good project for the famed Rifle Cradle Maker, MR

This looks like a great idea. Thanks for sharing LAGS. :handgestures-salute:

Do you have any pics available??

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I dont have any pictures But if you look on Midway's site at part # 826-745 you will see what a commercial product looks like.
I am sure you guys can build something similar.

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@ LAGS:
Working on it!! Not sure if I'll put the jack in, but it is one of the considerations!!! :D

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Since I already did some research, here are a few pics of full rifle shooting rests using a car scissors jack!!

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I knew you were the Go To Guy
Keep me posted if you come up with a marketable design.
I'm sure you will get plenty of orders from the members.

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Our club has a modified scissor jack for using as a rest, it doesn't have the extension for the butt though, that looks like a pretty neat modification.

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On Saif's suggestion I recently tried using dried baby wipes to clean handgun barrels. Work really well. Try it.

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SA wrote:
On Saif's suggestion I recently tried using dried baby wipes to clean handgun barrels. Work really well. Try it.


Please test durability of wipes in barrel cleaning before ordering bulk packs. I tried three different types (pampers, huggies and a third I cannot recall); pampers is the only one that did not tear apart in the barrel cleaning process, in fact is very effective.

1. Just cut out a 4"x4" or 3"x3" swatch, apply some powder solvent, immediately wrap around the nylon bore brush, and scrub the barrel from inside.
2. Repeat with the other face of the wipe.
3. Repeat the process till the wipe comes out clean.
4. Use the wipes (used, but clean) for the breach face and other areas where powder residues might be present.

Remember, dry the wipes in air first, need usually 30min to be dry enough. I leave them overnight. The complete dried wipe can be used for general cleaning, and if wet, can be used for various types of cleaning not related to firearms...

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I hope you guys wash these diapers before cleaning the barrels :?

PS: How do you wash these diapers?? :confusion-questionmarks:

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I hope you guys wash these diapers before cleaning the barrels :?

PS: How do you wash these diapers?? :confusion-questionmarks:


hehe
These are not diapers, just NIB wipes(6"x8" or so of plain sheet of absorbent paper).. air dried for firearm barrels, and either way for other uses not related to firearms..
However, if any one knows how to recycle/reuse diapers, I might want to know too :D

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Thanks for clarification Saif. Otherwise I had just taken a decision that on my visit to Karachi, I WILL NOT SHOOT your's and SA's guns due to hygienic reasons :shifty:

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