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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Left eye dominant, right handed shooter
« Last post by Huntschool on August 18, 2019, 09:08:41 PM »
As an NSCA instructor I have dealt with left eye, right handed folks more than I want to think about.  I have used every method known to man to get them shooting off their comfort side (right).  Thats for shotgun.  With a rifle most folks close their off side eye (left in this case) and no problem.  Most were trained to close that eye anyway when shooting a rifle.  I shoot both eyes open even on an iron sighted rifle until I register the target and then I close my left eye to fine sight on the target.  Works for me.

I have taught some of my left eye dominant right handed students to do the same thing with rifles.  Shotguns, as mentioned above, or moving targets are a different story.  The best method, in general is to block the left eye and keep shooting right handed.  If one shoots enough targets (clays) they will become accustom to not having binocular vision and do quite well.  I had a young lady on my collegiate shotgun team that needed to completely block her left eye. She won more events then you could shake a stick at (skeet, trap, sporting clays).  The funny part was as soon as she got done shooting the glasses she wore to shoot had to come off or she could not hardly walk.  Binocular vision makes walking easier.....  LOL

I would say for rifle shooting stay on your right side and close your left eye.

Just my thoughts.
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Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: WTB: Jim Webb Books
« Last post by JamesT on August 18, 2019, 09:02:01 PM »
Thanks for the list Ron! I had forgotten about the gun worms and wipers book. Would certainly like that one also. I will continue to search for them. Hopefully someone will have something for me.
Regards,
James
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Accoutrements / Re: Jim Webb strap - Tree of Life
« Last post by g.pennell on August 18, 2019, 08:53:10 PM »
Jim and Susie always have the neatest stuff, and that is just plain awesome!  Nice catch!

Greg
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Accoutrements / Re: Finished a horn for a friend
« Last post by g.pennell on August 18, 2019, 08:49:33 PM »
I like lobed horns.  That’s a nice one, with a beautiful twist to it...good job!

Greg
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Gun Building / Re: Some attractive rifles from CLA
« Last post by Ky-Flinter on August 18, 2019, 08:48:08 PM »
Marc,

I nominate you as the official ALR event photographer.  Not just for this post but the several others you have posted from the recent CLA Show.  Great job!  Thanks!

-Ron
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Accoutrements / Re: Help Adding Sheath to Bag
« Last post by Huntschool on August 18, 2019, 08:36:02 PM »
As Marc says.....  attaching a sheath on the back of the bag after bag is made is a b*%$.  And, does create some problems even if it is done during the build.  The sliding "tilted" sheath on the bag strap works well with small and medium knives and strong strap material but when ya start to get into the large knife (rifleman's) there are some balance problems.  I really think size matters here for whatever attachment method you choose.  The one thing ya dont want is for that knife and sheath to be hanging loose as it could become detached from the bag set up.

Another hint here is to be sure you have "pre formed" the sheath to the knife and used pretty stout leather for the size of the knife and area of attachment.

JMHO
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Gun Building / MOVED: Lawrence Fiorillo - Leatherwork Pouches, Bags
« Last post by Ky-Flinter on August 18, 2019, 08:32:35 PM »
As you requested Marc, this topic has been moved to Accoutrements.

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=55616.0
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Items for Sale/Wanted / Re: WTB: Jim Webb Books
« Last post by Ky-Flinter on August 18, 2019, 08:28:19 PM »
Hi James,

I'm not looking to sell right now, but here's a list of the Jim Webb books that I'm aware of.  I thought this might be helpful in your quest.

Capt. Wade's Company, a Range to New River ye August, 1758 (12 pages)
Gun Worms (40 pages)
Gun Worms, Wormers & Wipers (92 pages)
Sketches of Hunting Pouches, Powder Horns, and Accoutrements of Southern Appalachia (206 pages)
John Echol's His Journal, a Range Ft. Mayo to New River ye 1758 (15 pages)
Drawings of Rifle Gun Triggers, Locks, Fittings & Etc. Observations and Notes (205 pages)

As Marc said, there are many variations of Jim's books, leather bound, colored, etc.  Happy Hunting,

-Ron
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Accoutrements / Re: Want to know what is the best wood for a tomahawk block?
« Last post by Huntschool on August 18, 2019, 08:25:27 PM »
I have to go with cotton wood first and then sycamore...…  Living in the lower mid west (southernmost Illinois) both are available in good size...
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Accoutrements / Re: Personae, Slings and Conjecture
« Last post by Huntschool on August 18, 2019, 08:23:13 PM »
Just my opinion, but, I think the bottom pic more portrays the adaptation that likely would have been...…

And besides that, I really like the look.

JMHO
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