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Forum: Politics
08-31-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,345
Posted By mello_collins

Both shoulders got messed up in the army. They...

Both shoulders got messed up in the army. They medically discharged me instead of fixing the prob. How is that for health care?
Forum: Guns
08-30-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By mello_collins

Master makes a good trigger lock just for...

Master makes a good trigger lock just for situations like this.
Forum: Guns
08-22-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,178
Posted By mello_collins

Somewhat depends on the bullet used. I have had...

Somewhat depends on the bullet used. I have had very different results than yours.
Forum: Guns
06-21-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,213
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Beautifying an ugly synthetic stock

here are the steps for an awesome paint job. do it the way you want

http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=36000
01-12-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat? update 11/25/08

Took her out for her maiden voyage today. 14.3mph per the gps. May need to adjust the carb and governor along with the cavitation plate to maybe get a little bit more speed.

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12-16-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat? update 11/25/08

Had to modify the transom. It was originally designed for a plate to bolt to as per instructions from mark at utahmarshmotors.com. Well, the low life could not deliver the frame. I ordered it six...
11-25-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

Pic of hull with graphite.

http://i509.photobucket.com/albums/s335/mello_collins/112408_1920.jpg

couple of pics of the deck painted.

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Forum: Guns
11-25-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 32,815
Posted By mello_collins

RE: 30-06 rem vs 30-06 springfield

That's a new one. No such thing as a 30-06 rem as far as i know. People will say "remington 30-06" meaning a reminton chambered for the 30-06 springfield. Is that what you mean?
Forum: Reloading
11-24-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,674
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Any of you load a 35 Rem?

I'm assuming you are loading a lever action. speer makes a 180 grain semi spizer flat nose. I have been thinking about loading for my 35 just never got aroud to it.
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11-20-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

Clicked a pic of the hull profile. She is all glassed in, just have to do the floor.
http://i509.photobucket.com/albums/s335/mello_collins/hullprofile.jpg

Pic of floor framing with scrap foam...
11-07-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

Update

I got the keel strip routed and attached. 5.5ft long 2.5 inch wide
http://i509.photobucket.com/albums/s335/mello_collins/110108_1255.jpg

Laid up the thick fabric and it did not...
10-30-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,022
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Lansky Knife Sharpener

I have several sharpening stones, regular to diamond and a lanskey kit. I wore the regular stones in the kit out and have replaced them with diamond ones. The regular kit is a good place to start if...
10-30-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

Rthook1

Right now I would kill for 70’s as a temp. We have had high 50’s to very low 60’s as highs for a little over a week now. My problem is the hardener. I bought medium set because...
10-29-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

Word of advice. Don't let the cold weather catch you while you still trying to epoxy or you will end up like me. Stuck in a homemade duckcave with heaters so the epoxy will cure.

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10-21-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

I have made a lot of progress. Work and family had me away from my build for a while. I laid the hull as two pieces with two pieces of cloth for inner strength. I could not have done it without the...
08-28-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

A lot of routing, sanding, and the first seal coat of epoxy on the frame. Also doing up a few 12 inch test pieces for the hull. Making sure the composites are going to be strong as I want. I got a...
08-19-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

finished up the framing today. here she is all of 78lbs.

http://i509.photobucket.com/albums/s335/mello_collins/IMG_0865.jpg

http://i509.photobucket.com/albums/s335/mello_collins/IMG_0864.jpg
08-16-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

Thanks for the kick in the pants rbduck. I have made a little progress. Almost finished framing. What do you think?

mello

http://i509.photobucket.com/albums/s335/mello_collins/IMG_0830.jpg
Forum: Reloading
08-07-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,749
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Accubond or TBBC????

Either bullet should do just fine. Federal uses the newer TBBC with the polymer tip, pressure rings (like a TSX) and is a boat tail. These modifications were made to counter some of what has been...
08-06-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

Do to a vacation with the in-laws and work I have not done much else. I have got the transom boxed in and the cockpit assembled. Next chore is attaching the cockpit with more changes to the original...
07-20-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

Made some progress. If you have seen kara hummers online you'll notice how I changed the rear and front designs. I routed out a slot in the nose for the keel and I had to make the front deck rib...
07-20-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

Looks good Ron!!! Give us a report on how she handles and her draft.
07-11-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

Well I got the gunnels bent today. Had two small problems. First, because the rear of this boat is supposed to be the same as the front I ended up with double bends at the first 44inch rib, because...
07-10-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,952
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Madder than hell at my wife and mother in law. Free hunt.

It is easier to beg for forgiveness than to ask forpermission. Get him to the side and tell him a good sneaky plan to get him out there. If he agrees, then go for it. It will also give him something...
07-10-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

Had a set back after my vacation where I snapped one of the gunnels while bending them. Wish me luck; I’m going to try again. I’m going to wrap them with beach towels and pour boiling water over...
06-26-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

The wife is officially pissed. She has lost the carport during the summer for the foreseeable future. I have started the boat build! The rest of the materials should be here by Tuesday. The wife...
Forum: Guns
06-26-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,330
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Cleaning with a bore snake??

I use mine inbetween good cleanings and on the road trips. I fill the barrel with a foaming cleaner, let sit a few min and then pull through several times. gets the job done.
06-22-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

AR 34 eight point

That looks great! What glass did you use? (Weight and, S or E glass) My boat is going to be 42" wide plus the addition of a few inches for the curvature of the hull. I want to...
06-08-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 558
Posted By mello_collins

SE Sport 300 boat planeing aide review

Well I stupidly backed into a lockon stand in the yard and needed to replace my stingray hydrofoil. I broke off the trialing edge on one side, apparently brittle with age. I researched several...
06-03-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

My plywood is only 3mm marine Okoume. 12lbs a sheet. I am using new growth cyprus for the skeleton. It is much lighter than pine. My transom is going to be heavy since it will be two layers of ¾...
05-30-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Anyone built their own duck boat?

I got an engine from smallenginewarehouse.com and I’m getting an aluminum frame and SS prop from utahmarshmotors.com. I’m trying to keep the boat under 80lbs equipped and the motor will be under...
05-29-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,989
Posted By mello_collins

Anyone built their own duck boat? update in the water 1-12-09

I'm going to be starting one here in the next few weeks. It will be very simular to this one. http://www.freewebs.com/atomicnutria/index.htm

I'm using cyprus and Okoume plywood that I just got...
05-28-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 33,089
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Building a new Deer Camp

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=2364699&mpage=1

i found this very helpful.
Forum: South
05-22-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,023
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Hunting on Private Land in SC

You are good to go with a rifle as long as you are not in the town limits and I belive at least 100yards or so from anyones house. call SC DNR to double check though.
Forum: Guns
05-15-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,622
Posted By mello_collins

RE: How many Guns do you have?

Not enough and more than the wife thinks I need.
05-12-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,293
Posted By mello_collins

RE: UTV If you had your choice, what would you drive?

85 toyota solid axle 4X4. Not much bigger, more versital, AC, cheaper
05-11-2008, 07:02 AM
Forum: Guns
05-11-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,388
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Browning BOSS removal/ replacement?

Are you just trying to get rid of the noise? Try the BOSS CR. Ordered direct from browning and cheap. No extra noise and normal recoil, but still adjustable for harmonics.

mello
Forum: Guns
05-08-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Model 70

Outside of Columbia SC at the FN plant
Forum: Politics
05-05-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,822
Posted By mello_collins

RE: There is only one cure for high gas prices

How about getting rid of the 54cent a gallon import tax on ethanol. Brazil can make it out of sugar cane far cheaper than we can from corn.
Forum: Guns
05-04-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,511
Posted By mello_collins

RE: How important is barrel length?

I have seen some darn thin barrels that were very accurate. They were high quality barrels on built hunting rifles. They may not have been able to group quickly all day because of barrel heating but...
Forum: Optics
05-04-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,172
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Good inexpensive scope

Look at http://www.samplelist.com/

This site is by swfa out of TX I think. Good people, that have been a pleasure to deal with. This is the listing for trade-ins, display models, and factory...
04-15-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,021
Posted By mello_collins

RE: 890 yard kill from a benchrest?

For me those ranges are for paper only and still only in my dreams. There are some people that shoot at 5-700 yards consistantly. If they can do it without maiming the animal consistantly, then ok....
04-15-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Am I An Idiot?

That reminded me of a quote I read. " I don't trust anybody but you and me, and I have my doubts about you."

Unless you wouldn't mind hunting or fishing with them ALL of the time then keep it to...
Forum: Reloading
03-22-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,843
Posted By mello_collins

Forum: Guns
03-21-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 24,670
Posted By mello_collins

RE: DRT Frangible Ammo

Sharpone2,

It is too bad you associate with S1. I would have probably tried your product but, not now. You seem to be an alright guy by looking at your post but, as the old saying goes if...
Forum: Reloading
03-21-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,843
Posted By mello_collins

RE: Best reloading kit

Lee has a kit that is just a little more (like 30 dollars I think) that has their classic cast press. I have the anniversary kit and am upgrading to a different press.
Forum: Guns
03-20-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,429
Posted By mello_collins

RE: CC Recommendation

2nd vote for a smith airweight revolver. Shrouded hamer or hammerless.
Forum: Guns
03-20-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 24,670
Posted By mello_collins

Forum: Guns
03-20-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 24,670
Posted By mello_collins

RE: DRT Frangible Ammo

Info on where this type of ammo was researched as a non-toxic alternative to lead.

http://www.ms.ornl.gov/researchgroups/SPM/methods/powder/NTammo/Ntammo.htm


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