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by uthornsfan
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

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Rifle rest using the left overs from the rack above.
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by uthornsfan
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects
Replies: 157
Views: 45598

Home made snap caps

So I ordered some snap caps but I figured I could just as easily make some at the TechShop in Round Rock and return the ones I purchased.

Picked up 1/2" x 36" aluminum rod from Home Depot for around $8 after tax.

Headed to the tech shop and started taking some measurements. I hadn't been on the metal lathe in about 6 months so it took me a little while to get comfortable with everything and 2.5 hours later I have 4 .45 ACP snap caps. Now some of them aren't pretty as I am a total NOOB on the lathe but the last one I did was really nice. I think my next trip up there I will be able to get five .45ACP and five 9MM snap caps finished.

Obviously it is not completely finished as the edges on the rim are pretty rough. This was my first one. I also drilled a hole where the primer pocket would go and plan on filling it with some kind of rubber product to protect the firing pin. This was done more for fun and to get me out of the house than to save money. Althought at $14 bucks for five .45 snap caps and $14 bucks for five 9mm caps this is significantly cheaper except for time factor :)

Enjoy the pics.

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by uthornsfan
Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects
Replies: 157
Views: 45598

Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

I made a collapsible target holder out of some 2x4's and 2x6 and used 4x4's on wire to make swinging targets. When upright its about 7.5 feet tall but broken down its short enough to fit in my 5.5 foot long F150 bed.

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