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by McClura
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Need arrow making gear
Replies: 0
Views: 916

Need arrow making gear

Looking for an old feather burner for a friend to start making his own arrows for his selfbow.

Mike
by McClura
Tue May 09, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Natural barred whole turkey wing feathers
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Re: Natural barred whole turkey wing feathers

Do you need right wing or left wing? I have some of both. Do you want them whole or processed.

Mike
by McClura
Tue May 09, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Oklahoma Rio's - Third time is the CHARM!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1274

Re: Oklahoma Rio's - Third time is the CHARM!!

Outstanding. Great hunt. I have a few of those Muzzy points but haven't had a chance to launch one yet. Nice bird.

Mike
by McClura
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Howdy, from Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 1765

Re: Howdy, from Texas

Welcome to TradRag. Lot's of good information here and reading material. There are a lot of smoke pole shooters down in your area. I used to shoot around Austin, Brady, Electra and Longview. The Red River Renegades had a great club around Electra/Iowa Park and we would go to Brady and shoot every ye...
by McClura
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes
Replies: 7
Views: 3085

Re: Teaspoons and Tomato Stakes

Outstanding! That is a great hunt and congratulations on taking game with your primitive equipment. I have been making arrows from the rivercane (tomato stakes) for about 20 years. They are as tuff as any arrows material. Never thought about making trade points with spoons. I have used power hack sa...
by McClura
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 2263

Re: What is this?

It looks to be some type of shear and the plates press together. Also has the trough to catch thing on the lower part of the tool.

Mike
by McClura
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Bushcraft / Primitive Skills
Topic: Beaver and Elk hide chopper mittens
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Beaver and Elk hide chopper mittens

Nice. I bet with the liner they will be plenty warm.
Do you keep all of the small pieces of beaver? I need a few string silencers.

Mike
by McClura
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY!
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY!

Merry Christmas to all.

Mike
by McClura
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: 2016 Doe
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: 2016 Doe

Outstanding. Good looking bow. Looks like the pressure is off on getting meat in the freezer.
That should keep the Cook happy for a while. :applaud: :D

Mikee
by McClura
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: New Arrows
Replies: 8
Views: 3934

Re: New Arrows

Looking good Dennis! :archer:
Hope you put those to good use. I traded for some Fir shafts and some Spruce shafts. I need to make a dozen for my Trade Bow I got this year that is shooting great. Figured out what spine and length of arrow it likes so I'm on my way.
Mike
by McClura
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Lubrication of Precussion lock
Replies: 5
Views: 1810

Re: Lubrication of Precussion lock

If you haven't tried Break Free CLP (Cleaner, Lubricant, Rust Preventative) you should take a look at it. I found out about it while shooting Pistol Competition at Camp Perry with Military and Civilians shooting side by side. The military guys was using it and I noticed they were having few or no ma...
by McClura
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Bushcraft / Primitive Skills
Topic: Atlatl makes meat!
Replies: 5
Views: 2150

Re: Atlatl makes meat!

Outstanding. That is a good looking rig you have. Did you make it? What type of broadhead are you using.
Great trophy also.
Mike
by McClura
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What did you do today 2016?
Replies: 80
Views: 44424

Re: What did you do today 2016?

I was bored. :eek: I found some osage under a tarp I had stored at my Mom's place in 1995 after having to move it from a safe place at work before they took down the shelves and built an office in the building. I cut them in the fall of 1995. Yes- they have been under the tarp since then. No bark le...
by McClura
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What did you do today 2016?
Replies: 80
Views: 44424

Re: What did you do today 2016?

Meat on a "Stick"! Congratulations on the deer. Now the pressure is off. Can hunt for fun now that you have meat in the freezer. Great shooting.

Mike
by McClura
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What did you do today 2016?
Replies: 80
Views: 44424

Re: What did you do today 2016?

Made a dozen Cedar arrows this weekend. 11/32 , parabolic feathers, gasket lacquer, crested, medium walnut stain 61 spine. They go with an Osage bow that I made for a friend at work.
by McClura
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What did you do today 2016?
Replies: 80
Views: 44424

Re: What did you do today 2016?

Those are some good looking cast bullets! I have some like that but are hollow point and 425grn. A friend casts them and gave me 50 of them to try on deer and elk. They shoot great from my 45-7- Sharps. I also have been doing some tweaking on my Vermier back sight. I starting drilling the peep hole ...
by McClura
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Traditional Shoots and Events
Topic: Oklahoma Wildlife Expo-Lazy E Arena and Rattan bows
Replies: 1
Views: 2113

Oklahoma Wildlife Expo-Lazy E Arena and Rattan bows

Hope everyone has this event on their calendars. Sept, 23, 24, 25. The Oklahoma Selfbow Society will be setting up at this event as always on the West end along the entrance road. Friday is for school kids and Saturday and Sunday is open to the public. Hope we have a good turnout to exhibit our club...
by McClura
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: New member needs help with flintlock parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1876

Re: New member needs help with flintlock parts

Do you have a photo of the lock or main spring? I have a couple of old locks from CVA and Jukar rifles that might have something In them that would fit. Can't hurt to try.
If I have one, I will just send it to you.
Mike
by McClura
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What Did I Do Yesterday.
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: What Did I Do Yesterday.

I'm wore out from just reading this. Whew. Sounds like everything is going to be ready when it does rain. :applaud:
We are getting rain here now. Had some come and go for the last three nights. We will send some that way.
Mike
by McClura
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Unpatched Round ball Through Smoothbore
Replies: 15
Views: 6401

Re: Unpatched Round ball Through Smoothbore

That 67 grn should work with 2F. Might have a little more recoil with that large round ball.
I did shoot some with 70 grn out of that Snaphaunce but it had the long barrel and weighed about 2 lbs.
Good luck with the smoothbore.

Mike
by McClura
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Unpatched Round ball Through Smoothbore
Replies: 15
Views: 6401

Re: Unpatched Round ball Through Smoothbore

I don't see why it wouldn't work with the wad and over shot card. I helped build a .72 smooth bore English Snaphaunce flinter with a 42" barrel many years back and I dialed it in with the .72 cal roundball cast from an old scissor type mold. I used almost see through silk patching and 50 grn of 2F G...
by McClura
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What did you do today 2016?
Replies: 80
Views: 44424

Re: What did you do today 2016?

Very Nice--- :77: I really like the colors on those shafts. I hope they are my spine. :D

Mike
by McClura
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: the M.T.A.B.S. hunting seat
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: the M.T.A.B.S. hunting seat

Thanks, that is great. One thing, how long is the slot in the seat for the back. That is the only measurement that I don't see.

Mike
by McClura
Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Rocky Mountain Selfbow Jamboree
Replies: 7
Views: 3985

Re: Rocky Mountain Selfbow Jamboree

Is someone going to take one of the trailers with gear in it?
:shock:
I volunteer John Cooke to pull one.

Mike
by McClura
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Rocky Mountain Selfbow Jamboree
Replies: 7
Views: 3985

Re: Rocky Mountain Selfbow Jamboree

Sounds good to me! Only 1270 miles from my house, about 17 hours. Think John could stay awake that long? :shock: John would be in the back seat and it would be just me and Buddy, my navigator, taking in the sites. I could make a side trip to Gilete, WY and visit with the guys we Antelope hunt with a...
by McClura
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Need help with a cracked stock...
Replies: 8
Views: 4187

Re: Need help with a cracked stock...

The Patriot pistol had a lot of issues with their stocks. I had one while shooting a match break at the grip where it meets the lock and trigger. I have seen many of them back in the 80's cracked from the lock along the side into the barrel channel. I only shoot 20 grn of 3F and a round ball in mine...
by McClura
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Dog Days
Replies: 5
Views: 2023

Re: Dog Days

Everyone is laying low in some cool place. I was thinking about driving up to Mojam last night and coming back Sunday just to visit. Dang weather stopped that. We have several big storms in NE Oklahoma yesterday evening. Worked into this morning and went home for a few winks. Storm took down lines i...
by McClura
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What did you do today 2016?
Replies: 80
Views: 44424

Re: What did you do today 2016?

That is a nice looking bow! How does it shoot? I like the way you spliced the skins and covered the splice with thread. I have some copperheads I want that on a bow I'm working on now. I'm going to see how a brown thread or dark read will look over the splice area. Are you going to McAlester shoot t...
by McClura
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: What did you do today 2016?
Replies: 80
Views: 44424

Re: What did you do today 2016?

Started early and put horn tips on a bamboo, osage straight type longbow. Also did some final fitting on my Osage takedown with the steel/brass sleeves so none of the osage/brass ends would be in a bind when drawing the bow. Sanded it and preparing the back for a couple of Timber rattlers I picked u...
by McClura
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Happy independance day.
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

Re: Happy independance day.

Enjoy your 4th Holiday and hope all are safe in their travels or fireworks handling. Use your safety gear, glasses and ear plugs if you are handling the fire works displays.
Have a good day.

Mike