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  • OlefartOlefart
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    in reply to: Boat cover #2950122

    Yes I still build custom fitted covers. I charge by  the boat length foot at $75.00 afoot. Usually takes four days from time material order arrives to complete cover.

    OlefartOlefart
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    in reply to: Boat cover #2950106

    The material I use is a product called Aqualon, I build all my covers and awnings with it. I have awnings I ‘ve built 25 yrs ago still up on the front of businesses in my home town. My supplier is Trivantage . Some of the businesses have their  names painted on their awnings. Next cover you have built I would highly recommend this material.

    OlefartOlefart
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    in reply to: Boat cover #2950078

    The generic covers you buy will cover your boat, but if not supported well they will pocket snow, water and leaves. I have had several people bring their generic cover to me to have it fitted to their boat. I can modify the cover to fit, but it is no longer a cheap cover, they also want it to be trailerable. The generic covers are made from very cheap fabric and will not hold up to water and snow cover not to mention high speed trailering. If you plan on keeping your boat for any length of time, and keeping interior in good shape, I would recommend having a custom fitted cover built. I’ve built several covers over the last 25 yrs. any many are over twenty years,  old and still protecting the boats interiors.

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    OlefartOlefart
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    You might try some Devcon Liquid Aluminum. If you can clean up leak area really well. Have seen that stuff really work well on boat patch jobs, but area around patch needs to be sanded down to bare aluminum before application.

    OlefartOlefart
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    How bout a good Cross bow and sling shot, to hunt with, when the boys come after all fire arms, and ammo. Several good x bows out there and quality sling shots.

    OlefartOlefart
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    Having worked in two different gun shops, over the years, Ive owned about everything. My favorites are;

    Winchester SX2 Mag.
    Stafano Fausti 12 ga O/U
    Savage Stevens 12Ga SxS

    Savage .17 HMR
    Marlin .22
    M1 .30 Carbine

    Ruger Black Hawk .30 Carbine
    S&W 686-3 .357
    S&W 625-2 .45acp
    S&W 60-3 .38
    S&W 5906 .9mm
    Cobray-Ingrams M11 .9mm

    Have sold off quite a few, and still selling some. Cleaning out the safe Queens.

    OlefartOlefart
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    in reply to: .22 handguns ? #1557205

    I had a couple Ruger Single Sixes with .22 mag, and .22 cylinders. You can shoot every .22 rim fire cartridge made thru them. Wish I would of kept the SS one I had. Great accuracy and easily scoped.

    OlefartOlefart
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    Have owned several .44 mag rifles. The Ruger Deerfield Auto was a good little rifle, only reason I sold it was because it wouldn’t shoot any of my reloads reliably. And I couldn’t shoot my cast lead bullets. It would shoot 3″ groups at 50 yds with Remington soft nose 240 gr Factory loads. I could do that with my scoped S&W 629 revolver, using any of my reloads. I owned one Marlin leveraction and two Winchester trapper series rifles. All of which wouldn’t shoot much better than 3″ at fifty yards. Never tried a bolt gun in .44, but I think it would do better than any of the others. The .44 mag is a great pistol cartridge, but coming out of a rifle it is limited on accuracy IMO.

    OlefartOlefart
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    in reply to: Geese #1559458

    Seeing more on Cedar river sand bars.

    OlefartOlefart
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    Hopefully next year they will add more calibers to their list. IMO a rifle like the .30 carbine would be a good lite recoil, lite to carry rifle for young shooters and old men. If .44, .45acp, .357 are deemed powerful enough for deer hunting, why not the .30 carbine. In the USAs wars a lot of our enemies met their maker with that caliber. Loaded with a 110 gr soft nose or HP should be more than enough to kill a deer.

    OlefartOlefart
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    in reply to: Stoeger O/U #1561113

    Another IMO well built O/U is the Stafano Fausti, been shooting one the last five years. Super strong Purdy style cross bolt receiver lock up, nice Italian engraving and nicely checkered walnut wood. 7.5lbs in 12 Ga.3″ with 28″ choked tubed barrels. Love Italian O/Us have owned 3 12 Ga.s and 1 20ga. and 1 20ga. SBS. No issues with any of them.

    OlefartOlefart
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    I load a lot of unique in my cast bullet loads, in .44 , ,45acp, .45 LC have used almost all the Alliant shot gun powders in lead pistol loads. Over the years. I try to keep barrel leading down, so most loads are in the 800-750 fps range.

    OlefartOlefart
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    in reply to: Tires #1563503

    Quote by: OutdoorsFreak

    What is everyones choice of tire for there truck.. just trying to get some opinions before I make a decision and not having very good luck with tires lately.

    After putting new ones on might want to check frt end compents. Mine was eating frt tires up pretty fast. Replaced frt stuts, Ball joints. sway bar links and sway bar bushings also Aarm bushings, and stearing stabilizer. Had it 4 wheel laser aligned, now tires are lasting a lot longer. Surprising how fast frt end parts go bad on newer trucks. Did everything myself except alignment. Got all my parts off internet suppliers for under $200.

    OlefartOlefart
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    Quote by: Maverick

    I sure want to but I am hesitant after the last time we were allowed rifles. If enough people complain like they did about the late high power season they’ll yank the rug out from under us and then it’s back to slug hunting. I mean getting stuck with a new rifle isn’t the worst thing in the world, maybe I’m just still bitter about that.

    Hey olefart,
    Strange, military thought highly of it in the 60’s when they issued me one. Guess Iowa whitetails are really tough. 😉

    Been fooling some with hand loads, this thing is really wicked in rifle and pistol. Lots of fun on running coyotes.

    OlefartOlefart
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    Sure wish they would allow .30 carbine, have the rifle and a Ruger Black Hawk pistol. With a hollow point 110 gr. bullet I think it would make a pretty good deer cartridge. At lest as good as a .357.

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