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    nomojo65

    Here’s one I made up 5yrs ago, has held up very well, simple-inexpensive sets out side yr. around to!

     

    looks good!! 

     

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    Ok that’s it! I’m not gonna even try it, lol! Cork balls it is!

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    Thanks for the warnings, fellas. Now you all got me all paranoid, lol. When I take it out for the first time, the first signs of ricochet and the golf balls will get removed, period. What I’m wondering is how the Foosballs will do. If the Golfballs don’t work out I’ll try and source some old school cork ball bobbers from amazon, about the size of these golfballs. 

     

     

    Got it all done 100%. With some goof off, I was able to correct the number and letter sequence from my screw up of one side backwards. So, on one side all letters and numbers in black, other side all red, and I secured the golf balls from moving along the support rod side to side by zip tying at each side of the eye lag. Either tomorrow or later this week, I’ll put it to the test.

     

    I was at Bass Pro shops the other day, and any spin style reactive target of good quality were all in the $100-$150 price range. All in all, I have $69.11 in material cost, but that’s all in hardware and the Foosballs. The wood I already had laying around, and the golf balls my son gave them to me out of his practice ball collection.

    ACE hardware is a great source for odd ball stuff, but you definitely pay for it. If I wouldn’t have been too lazy I should’ve gone to Home Depot and probably saved a bit on the hardware. In fact I know I would have. The most expensive piece of hardware in this entire thing are the shaft collar locks that secure the eye bolts from moving along the rod support. 

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    That compressor got sold or is in that kids beat up car with retreads for the sole purpose of airing up his tires, as that’s what he thinks it’s use is for. Probably looked at it with his mouth wide open and eyelids flickering, all dumbfounded looking, when he went to use it and it had no Schrader valve connection at the end of the fill whip. When the cops go to arrest him, ask that they look in the trunk. I bet you it’s in there along with other stolen tools.

    if it were me, I’d get his a$$ thrown in jail, and know that each night when I sleep peacefully he’s not sleeping so peacefully, but instead getting violated in the worse way. He’ll think twice the next time he decides to steal something to feed that habit.

     

    I agree on the suggestion to go buy a lottery ticket. You’re the one out of a 100 that this would happen to.

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    Yeah, I was aware of that concern on the ricochet of the pellets from the GB’s. I gave it that swing to displace that energy, but we shall see. Thanks for the concern warning though, Scott.

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    Ha! I thought I had everything covered as far as my design, then looking at the last set of pics, I realized I screwed up on the numbering and lettering!!!! I should’ve wrote #1 on one side of a ball, and #5 on the other side! 

    Well, I’m going to blame it on the beers I had while lettering it, lol

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    Here are three pics pics showing the finished product. Well, almost. I feel the need to paint on with high visibility yellow off of a paint pen, written right on the face of the 2”x2” horizontal top support “ IF YOU HIT THE WOOD FRAME, YOU SUCK”. Something, that’ll be easily seen thru a scope at a 100 yards, lol.

     

    Anyway, the paint is still tacky, so I’ll give it overnight before I start slinging lead at it. Can’t wait to try it out!

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    Golf balls were given to me by my son, whose beaten them up, so each of them got a shot of primer gray. Foosballs stayed their factory color. When paint was dry, Foosballs get the letters, golf balls bet the numbers,  all at both sides of the balls. Here’s a view of how I evenly spaced the Foosballs, and locked them in with the 5/6” shaft collars(proper term, just came to me, lol) at each side of the eye bolt. I gave it a 1/16” gap, to allow the eye bolt to spin without resistance.

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    I just called Crosman for the first time to order parts. I ordered spare breech screws as those hex heads strip out after awhile, spare valve retainer screws, and back up poppet stems for both my rifle and pistol, and I expected a crazy high dollar price for these parts, and all in all it came out to like $27! 

    Needless to say, I will be calling on them more often. 

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    Any chess players in this bunch? And to be clear, that’s CHESS, not CHEST, Mr JoeWayneReah, lol

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    Sounds like it's time to move.

     

    Ha! Thought about it, but to move for that reason, not worth it. Got to much invested here and wages aren't the same elsewhere. So, with that said, I’m gonna have to take the good with the bad, lol.

     

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    I’m hoping Chuck pipes in cause he and I compared the JSB’ to these Vortex pellets, and if any of you Vortex shooters have any JSB 44.75 grainers still on you, stand them up side by side and look at them close. Really close. The Vortex pellets are taller, and seem to be “cut” or well defined better. Then turn them upside down and compare the waists. Much better on the vortex. The ones that Chuck and I were comparing, it seemed the JSB’s were tilted, when stood on a flat piece of sheet metal next to the Vortex.

     

    There is a difference.

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    I, too, am a big fan of the Heavy Impact bottle clamp. I use the left side pic rail to house a QD attachment point for the sling on my Hercules Bully. Works well.

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    Here’s a curveball to ponder on- just found out that here in CA ALL LEAD IS BANNED FOR HUNTING, which I knew, but what I didn’t know, is that it’s banned from target shooting at the ranges, also. So, that means my hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of Sierra, Hornady, and Nosler bullets are no longer good to me.

     

    With that said, it’s a known fact that pellets are overlooked as a contributor of lead being used for hunting. Now, we want to draw more attention to ourselves by shooting slugs out of our guns, and once that gets noticed, they’ll realize that normal lead pellets should be banned, too, cause lead is lead.

     

    Dont know the laws in the other states, just speaking out for the CA folks. I’m gonna agree with BlackDiesel, where if a pellet gets the job done, and has been for years, why jump to a slug, say on a squirrel thats 50 yards away? If that’s too far for you to make an ethical shot, move in closer!! If you spook them away, then maybe you need to revisit your tactical skills, or lack of. 

     

    Heres a scenario- it’s legal here in CA to hunt Turkey with an Airgun. I believe it’s 20 caliber and greater. You’re out there doing your turkey hunt, but not with pellets, but with slugs. Game warden comes by. Checks out your Airgun to make sure it’s not a 177. He sees 22 caliber slugs. He says lead is illegal to hunt with, you argue back and say it’s a pellet gun. Guess whose looking like the fool in this scenario? He sees bullets, you argue it’s a pellet gun( here’s another thing that cracks me up. Before, if someone like a nephew was over and asks about your pellet gun, you would reply “well, nephew, this here is a high powered precision adult air rifle. But in that scenario with the game warden, the words coming out is that it’s a pellet gun, lol).

    gonna stop my rant. I hated when that lead law came into effect. I was willing to give up powder burner hunting in exchange for just target shooting, and now I can’t even do that, unless I re invest in non lead bullets and start the whole search in finding an accurate load. 

    So, screw that, I’ve got my air rifles to fill that niche. Am I gonna get pissed cause some knucklehead drew attention to our community cause he had to use a slug on a Turkey 25 yards away? And all lead pellets are now forbidden? Wouldn’t you be?

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    Airmanator, please let all us Lightning owners know the outcome of all of this when you get it fixed. I guarantee other Lightning owners besides myself are watching this tread closely. So far, this mishap is the worse case that’s come along.

    Thank you.

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    $2347.42 on an awesome looking set up!

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    Yeah, tell work you had lead poisoning that led to the chits, all day long and your a$$ is chapped up.

     

    Work may tell you to stay home another day!

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    Rokynutz, if you don’t mind, can I share a quick story of a buddy of mine who got ripped off, but caught the thief? Yeah, my buddy was in his bedroom of his parents house doing homework(college student at the time) and he had a silent alarm rigged up on his Toyota 4×4(hot ticket item to steal back in the 80’s). That night he say the receiver of his alarm flashing lights, so he runs downstairs and outside with no shirt(he was yoked out then) and a 44 mag revolver in his hand. Two out of the thre thieves ran off, but the kid doing the hot wiring was too deep under the dash to make it out in time. He tried to run, but my buddy yelled FREEZE! and the kid stood there like a statue in the middle of the street.

     

    My buddy and his Dad yanked that kid in and tied him up to a chair. Dad had been drinking, and my buddy joined up. As they were taking Jack Daniel shots they would ask each other what to do with the kid, each time smacking him upside the head as the walked by him. Pretty soon the questions became what to do “with the body”.

    Dad says “ we'll just choke him out slowly, chop him up in pieces, and bury him out back by the garden. No one will know.”

    Now mind you, this kid by now had bruises all over his face from slap marks, and was crying for his life. Begging, please, please, I’m sorry! I won’t do it again, please!

     What he didn’t know, is my buddy already had called the cops and they were on their way. Hopefully that kid went the straight path in life after that ordeal.

     

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    We probably should all make it a habit to request the serial number on a gun being sold on a classifieds section, in an open forum, especially to someone with low post count or one “not familiar” to the forums. That is, if your interested in buying what the seller is selling.

    Which brings up a good point- how many of you are prepared in case this happens to you? You all have serial numbers stashed in an organized fashion? And not just relying on it being on the receipt from a gun you purchased three years ago? I know I’m not organized that way. I got some work to do, lol

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    Ok, guys. Thanks. I’m probably going to trash the Beeman containers, as they are old from the late 80’s, lol.

     

    i have all three- silicone oil, divers silicone grease, and divers silicone spray. All food grade silicone.

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