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 Post subject: grey squirrel gun :)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:55 pm 
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Finally got the .38 together enough to be functional for testing, 22xx trigger frame, discovery tube and valve with some tweaks, I made the barrel, bands, bolt, front sight,( rear sight is crosman phantom) slotted the tube for the cocking knob on the side fastened to the hammer, and the breech painstakingly hand carved from a block of aluminum ( damn I wish I had more tools), so far 490 fps with the slugs, no scale to figure how many grains, still using my first mold for bullets, have yet to test accuracy much but the sights seem pretty good for close range. I have a scope, red dot, and tactical sight for options, plan to add some more to the gun and go all black with wood forestock and butt later on, hopeful it works out well I have too much time into it already. it's a loud one and hits like a brick!

Cheers-Matt


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 Post subject: Re: grey squirrel gun :)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:03 pm 
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Looks awesome. Nice work.


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 Post subject: Re: grey squirrel gun :)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:59 pm 
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Forget squirrels, save those slugs for zombies. That is an ideal zombie gun, lightweight, fairly small and as long as you're fast loading pellets - I mean, slugs - you should be able to keep them at bay. Of course the question is, will it penetrate the skull and reach the brain? Else you'll need to aim for the eye and/or ear canal, which makes it that much harder to stop the walking-dead.

As far as I know there isn't a zombie killer that isn't a powderburner. You could be breaking ground here. Wonder if you could patent it.

Edit: how many shots per cartridge? Anything under 30 and you run the risk of being over run by a storm of brain eaters.

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 Post subject: Re: grey squirrel gun :)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:28 pm 
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No cartridge; he said 'Disovery tube' so I take it to be hand pumped or scuba tank filled. With such a long tube and at around 490fps, I'm guessing at least 20 shots at that calibre, maybe more if it's tuned nicely to waste minimal air.


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 Post subject: Re: grey squirrel gun :)
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So one can make a 2240 into a pcp? Is there no limit to what this gun will do?

Matt, curious if you have a 22 rimfire (or a friend with one) and did a penetration test. Perhaps given the .38 being that much wider it may not go in as deep (say, on a 4x4 cedar post) but it sounds like fun blasting things up with both guns to see which causes the most damage.
Still say it may be a very suitable gun for when the zombies storm the Earth. Only downside would be hauling a scuba tank around to feed this beast.

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 Post subject: Re: grey squirrel gun :)
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Nice project indeed. That thing is just begging for a walnut stock.

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I foresee you coming out to the blind and testing that out over the holidays Matt.

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 Post subject: Re: grey squirrel gun :)
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Very nice there Matt. Keep up the good work.

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Very nice! Hand carving a breech? That must take quite some skill and patience!


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Very nice indeed :)

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 Post subject: Re: grey squirrel gun :)
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Thanks for the comments, only had a few minutes and 15 rounds to play outside with it before xmas eve, but so far can hit a 6 inch shoot n see at 20 yards with open sights pretty good, just so happened that my big problem squirrel jumped out at 20 feet while setting up in the back yard, I normally don't like to kill critters but this guy has been gettin in the attic, I'll just say it was one shot very humane, but not very pretty. I still need to perfect the mould for slugs or have one made to warrant much more time on this. some of the slugs punched through the 3/4 pine plank my target was stuck to at 20 yards. Still no idea of the weight of the pellet, don't know what ppl may think If i were to go about asking around for scales... If I can get it shooting better I will keep it and take it down to prime and paint and put up some better pics, not sure it's going to take out zombies but it's fun launching the big chunks of lead at targets though....
Cheers - Matt


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 Post subject: Re: grey squirrel gun :)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:18 am 
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Lee Valley Tools carries a neat little pocket sized scale for $17:
http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page ... at=2,40725
Not sure if it's accurate enough, but perhaps.

Oh, and as regards Mr Squirrel.... RESULT!


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 Post subject: Re: grey squirrel gun :)
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I got a scale on ebay, very much like this one: http://tinyurl.com/q7mcx3w
Super small (75x45x12mm), cheap, and very handy. Measured grains, grams, oz, and some other misc units. Being digital it's not quite as accurate as my little beam scale for powder, but it's much better than I expected and certainly accurate enough for pellets. The only real problem is it only reads to a tenth of a grain, so if a pellet is say 8.45gr it'll teeter between 8.4 and 8.5. Hardly a deal breaker, but if I want more accurate measurements I do the same thing I do with my other sales, which is weigh ten or more then avg it.
Nice work on the gun btw.


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 Post subject: Re: grey squirrel gun :)
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If you want a good scale the easiest place is any head shop. They sell them for you know what but they are accurate but not as cheap as the others listed.

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 Post subject: Re: grey squirrel gun :)
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I was just looking around and found a scale at sears $32. There are a few and can order on line.

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