Sunday, August 28, 2016

Making Sure your Muzzleloader Nipple and Breech are Clear.

Not that I know everything:
Having said that I cast my first RB at 14yrs old~
Clean you barrel and nipple with alcohol before shooting. 

Run a damp patch of alcohol down the bore. Leave it , the rod and patch; in with he ramrod.
Fire a cap and it will blow the crud onto your patch. Pull the ramrod out place a clean patch on and run it down again to dry and clean out the rest of the debris. Give the nipple a poke with a wire to make sure it is clear. Let is all dry out while you fiddle around setting up to load.

JUST before you load~Fire another cap while the muzzle is pointed at the ground. You should see the grass or dirt move. If that happens your clear and ready to shoot. I have see guys fire off a blank load , but IMO that really cruds up the bore.  As far as firing a cap off in your hood , it all depends on who sees you. just do it in the garage with ear plugs in. 

I've been following this process for several decades now, ESPECIALLY shooting a paten breech barrel.


Friends of Bill Nojay Turkey Shoot Sept. 10

Please join us !                                                                                    
Friends of Bill Nojay
New York State Assembly, 133rd District
Sponsor of SAFE Act Repeal Legislation
“Most Conservative” NY Legislator
Support the 2nd Amendment
Turkey Shoot & Barbeque

Food – Fun – Friends & Family – Door Prizes !
Saturday, September 10

Conesus Lake Sportsmans Club
5883 Stone Hill Rd, Lakeville, NY 14480

12 noon – 3 pm Turkey Shoot
$5 per round / purchase tickets at door
Closest to Center wins a turkey, Groups of 10 Shooters
50 yard slug, open sight shotgun & muzzleloader
10 yard falling steel pistol speed shoot

3 pm – 5 pm Chicken & Ribs Barbeque

$25 donation per person, includes food/refreshments / Cash bar
Kids under 16, $15 – Toddlers under 5, Free

Buy Tickets at
or from Supporters in the District !
 “Made in NY” Door Prizes *
Remington 870 Express 12ga / Remington 870 Express Rifled Deer 12ga
Marlin 1895 Lever Action .45-70 / Marlin 1894 Lever Action .44 Mag
Marlin 336 Lever Action .30-30 / Remington 700 .308
Remington 700 .270 / Marlin 60 Semiauto .22LR
plus reloading equip, ammo, gun safes & accessories

* Must be 18+ w/ID, win game of skill & be a registered voter (any state) or register on-site; door prizes are made in NY or have NY parts; we may substitute prizes; must pick-up within 45 days; NICS check required at pick-up FFL; may take $200 cash in lieu of firearm; need not be present – winners will be notified.

Sunday, August 14, 2016


AUGUST 17, 2016

                                   AMERICA NEEDS PLEASANT DREAMS

               It seems like the politician’s definition of progress is not compatible with a large portion of the American public.  Many conflicts in ideology are apparent and being aired out during the political campaigns.  Whatever the positions, it still comes down to power and money.  Both parties are running for the power the presidency holds and neither candidate has the confidence of the majority of the people that they have abilities and character to be the right leader.

               The establishment is so wrapped up with keeping the status quo that they are willing to accept the best candidates that will continue with their agenda.  There are indications that the agenda may have variances, but the fact remains that it still comes down to “follow the money.”  When trying to define a problem that is pretty much the way to go.

               The other route is to look at the politicians and the parties and the prime motivator for most is the old fashioned “what’s in it for me?”  Pragmatism and pork have always been the ones to bet on over principles.  The old saying of “These are the times that try men’s souls” is a good headline.  The politically correct would probably insist that it should be changed to “people’s souls” to be gender neutral.  Let them have it.

               The thought that keeps wandering around in this columnist’s heads is that there should be a better way to choose candidates.  Here is one of the thoughts.  Our biggest problems come from the fact that we elect and reelect politicians.  History has shown even since before the administration of Andrew Jackson and his “Spoils System” that there was corruption in government.  He just gave it a name.

               After the Civil War corruption became a fine art and we had the beginning of the professional politician who found it lucrative when it came to increasing their assets and power.  LBJ, it is said to have been one of the poorest when he became a representative, but was one of the richest Presidents when he retired.  He was outstanding as a politician, but his involvement with the Vietnam War put a huge stain on his presidency.  Stain or not, he retired very rich.
               The Kennedys and Bushes, along with FDR and Carter were rich when they were elected.  Truman and Nixon, not so much.  We don’t hear much about the Reagan fortunes, but it is obvious that he and his family were financially comfortable.  Same with the Obamas.  

               The Clintons are a different story.  Hillary said they left the presidency “dead broke.”  Maybe so, but look at them now.  They can be listed as have large assets and have obtained them by huge speaking fees and “wise investments” that were helped by being able to use their political influence with the “right people.”  They were outstanding when it came to cashing in on opportunities.  This is not to say that they did anything illegal or unethical, but very few people have had that path to success.

               Back to the choice of candidates to lead the country.  It is obvious that the old fashioned way of choosing the candidates could stand improvement.  This is a thought to consider.  Don’t go to the political arena to get candidates.  Instead, go to the media.  That is the talent pool where everyone knows what should be done and what should have been done.

Even in professional sports this is evident.  The team owners keep hiring coaches in minor leagues, collages, and cast offs from other teams to get their coaches.  That’s where they go wrong.  They should be hiring sports writers and media commentators.  Those people ALWAYS know who should be drafted for the teams, what players are the best talent to be used in the games and again, always know what the coach should have done in yesterday’s game to have won it.  Just a thought!
Therefore, doesn’t it seem like a waste of talent to not choose who should run for president and other high offices by picking form the ranks of Fox News, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, broadcast news and the editorial pages of the major newspapers?  

Those people are always spouting off regarding their point of view.  People would be really interested to watch a debate between Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthiews slug it out over the liberal versus conservative point of view.  Debates like that would be more likely to focus on issues and principles rather than having two people insult each other. 

               It would, of course limit the power of the political bosses in the establishment and therefore is unlikely to happen, but in a time of stress and confusion, it is nice to dream of “what could be.”  Who knows? When people have a dream it can turn into an idea.  Ideas can turn into actions and actions can lead into movements.  

Our Republic started that way with a handful of people who had the good idea. Right now, only a few people will have that dream.  Can a dream become a reality if enough people create the idea?  In this apathetic society, it isn’t likely, but it is a nice dream that can create a moment of comfort as some dreams do.  Right now, we can stand some comfortable thoughts to offset the stress of bad government and stressful campaigns. 

Good luck and pleasant dreams!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ebay's New Firearms Parts Rules on ITAR as per Executive Order from Fearless Leader

I started selling on eBay because GunBroker was not getting the hits and sales on items. EBay postage is discounted and if you use your own envelope or bag they are way less expensive to use. Ebay has also updated their firearms parts policy to the latest executive order on international parts BS. So now you have to find the line and select all the areas you'll not be shipping to in order to have your gun parts listed. It didn't take Ebay long to get the new executive orders up on shipping . Attention Sellers:... Alert Gun parts, gun accessories, crossbows, throwing knives, and Airsoft equipment and accessories can only be sold on the U.S. eBay website ( by sellers located in the United States. Also, because most night vision goggles, military clothing, breathing apparatuses and military body armor are included on the United States Munitions List, which is part of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Part 121, you can only list these items for sale within the U.S. Items found on the ITAR Part 121 list cannot be offered for shipment outside the U.S. Please edit your listing to offer shipping to the United States only. Also, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our firearms, weapons and knives and our military items policies. The burden is on you to make sure that items that you list on eBay comply both with applicable laws and with eBay's Military Items policy, and failure to comply with these laws and policies may result in disciplinary action against your eBay account and referral to law enforcement. Please review our policies and the links to useful information regarding applicable federal regulations and government agency oversight in this area. Thanks, eBay