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    Moderator rsterne's Avatar
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    Airgunners Hare's Feet

    I thought you might like to see what I did with the feet from my first Snowshoe Hare....

    The bell caps are made from spent CO2 cartridges, shortened appropriately, drilled to 1/8", fitted with a cotter pin, and epoxied in place.... To prepare the feet, cut off at the wrist/ankle, wash in warm soapy water (dishwashing liquid), rinse thoroughly, squeeze dry, trim the nails (I cut them back just into the quick), soak them in alcohol (denatured, 75%, or methanol, I used the latter) for at least 48 hours, completely submerged.... Remove from the alcohol, squeeze the excess back into the jar, and wash in a solution of Borax (the supplement) in warm water (1 cup per gallon).... Rinse thoroughly, set on a wire rack for good air circulation and dry thoroughly.... Once dry, dip the cut end in dry Borax and epoxy into the bell cap....

    May they be luckier for you than they were for the rabbit....

    Dominion Marksman Silver Shield - 5890 x 6000 in 1976, and downhill ever since!
    .177 Diana 34, 1750 CO2 Carbine, .177 Uber-Pumper, .22 Uber-Carbine, .25 Discovery, 22XX PCP 8-shot Carbine, 2260 PCP Rifle (50 FPE), Hayabusa PCP, .22 B-26, DAQ .308 Exile

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    Senior Member sholo's Avatar
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    Nice touch using the spent Co2 cartridge as the bell cap. Good job!

    May they be luckier for you than they were for the rabbit....
    Lol...Ya, really. Didn't fair out too well for Bugs (and he had 4 of 'em!)...maybe they are only lucky once removed???

    Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweatty things!

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