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  1. Dale Lilly

    Leather Rifle Sheath at no cost.

    Yes, I keep leather and wood that is "too small to save."
  2. Dale Lilly

    Cold! Still Shoot?

    I hunted Ptarmigan in Alaska at -40 degrees. Froze my ears and ended up in the hospital. Dr. said I almost lost both ears. We usually head to South Texas for winters now. Polecat
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    Sorry for a coyote? Really?

    We had been hunting deer when we saw a small group of antelope about a hundred yards from the road. We also noticed a large coyote sneaking up a ravine toward the only baby antelope in the group, It looked as if the small herd were totally unaware of the coyote. However, just as the coyote...
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    When hog hunting dont go as planned with video

    I have tried to get a place to shoot one in Texas. Land owners want so much that by the time you make a trip and buy ice for a big chest [and the chest if you don't have one] and pay to have the butcherin' done … well. I'll pass. It's the same here in Oklahoma.
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    Austin and Halleck Help

    Please note my addition/edit to my reply. I just did not know about the 1:28 model but found it by a it of research. Sounds like best of both worlds. Dale :thumb:
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    Austin and Halleck Help

    I have my Austin & Halleck mountain rifle in my lap as I write this. It is clearly marked 1:66" [on the left top flat just behind the rear sight] which indicates 1 turn in 66 inches. I have not heard of one marked 1:28" If that is so it will not shoot round balls very well. Are you sure it...
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    What did I buy?

    I would suggest a CVA Frontier or a Traditions Frontier. My deceased wife was 5' and 110.. but she won some shoots with a CVA Frontier. They are simple, solid, good shooters and available used under $225. Look at them online. Polecat
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    Leather Rifle Sheath at no cost.

    Not long ago I found a really nice jacket that had been caught on something. One pocket was ripped and it tore the jacket front. It was really nice … probably elk … and I grabbed it for $3.00. Now what do I need for my collection? Dale :dunno:
  9. Dale Lilly

    Lyman GPR change in supplier

    When will Jim have a Hawken Kit??? :doh:
  10. Dale Lilly

    What style rifle?

    The other side would say 'buy a Seneca or a CVA squirrel rifle; … Hmmmm
  11. Dale Lilly

    Leather Rifle Sheath at no cost.

    OK guys, it's almost free [I had my wife's old jacket] but you have to do a little work … and creative thinking. First haunt thrift shops and garage sales. Maybe not free but I've bought several leather jackets for less than $10. That's a lot less than buying a case and often better leather...
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    Leather Rifle Sheath at no cost.

    Here is a case I made for one of my Hawkens. It is good heavy but soft leather and it cost me nothing at all. That is the sleeves from a well-worn women's jacket with the sleeves turned inside out, cut and sewed, The fringe is from other parts of the jacket. You can see that one sleeve is...
  13. Dale Lilly

    Lyman GPR factory finish...add Tru-Oil?

    That is a great finish/improvement. Polecat
  14. Dale Lilly

    I can’t stand this....

    Nosebleed? Too high for this old man. Polecat
  15. Dale Lilly

    Lyman's Great Plains Flintlock Rifle....Good & Bad??

    I have several Hawkens including Uberti [2], Jonathan Browning Mountain Rifle, Austin-Halleck Mountain Rifle, CVA Mountain Rifles [2], And a Thompson Center Hawken. My favorite? Lyman GPR. Polecat