Sounds stupid, but it works

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Squeak, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Squeak

    Squeak Member

    I've got a few black walnut trees in my back yard. If you ever tried to bust into some of these nuts, ya know that they are a pain in the *** to get at the meat.
    Tried using my single stage reloading press to crack these things & it works pretty good - - - - considering I don't have any squirrel genes in me.
    Just an idea that somebody out there might want to try.
     
  2. Brisk44

    Brisk44 New Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Iowa
    I won't go into details or the what fors but when I put my nuts in my single stage press the results were horrifying.
     

  3. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    I just set them on an anvil, and whack em with a hammer! Did you know that green walnuts are poisonous to fish? We used to fish with them when I was a kid. Crush them up in a grass sack, add a few rocks, and toss the sack in the creek. Go down stream, and wait for the fish to float to you! The oil from the walnuts will get in the water, coat the gills of the fish, and they can't breathe.
     
  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    :ya::lmao2: :eek:hmygosh: :lmao2:
     
  5. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Indiana
    I typically use BIG Channellocks, the 460 size.
     
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I use my .45
     
  7. permafrost

    permafrost Active Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Oklahoma, USA
    You guys are tough on a man's nuts! I'm getting pains!
     
  8. gun-nut

    gun-nut Member

    986
    Jan 15, 2011
    ohio
    If you put your nuts in the press i feel sorry for ya! :eek:But on the other hand it probly be better then the wife getting ahold of them LOL:D
     
  9. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Using a firearm as a hammer !? That's just disrespectful. :(
     
  10. Texxut

    Texxut Member

    325
    Feb 1, 2009
    Utah
    When I was a kid, that's what I thought a six-gun was, watching those sheriff's nail up those wanted posters, in the TV westerns.
     
  11. mikld

    mikld Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    Oregon
    I too had a black walnut tree in my back yard for a few years. For me, it wasn't worth the work to get that little bit of meat out of a black walnut. Ours were about the size of a small apricot and each needed at least 1 1/2 tons pressure to crack 'em...
     
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