Sounds stupid, but it works

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

  1. Squeak

    Squeak New Member

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    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

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    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.
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    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.
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    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    I typically use BIG Channellocks, the 460 size.
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I use my .45
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    permafrost Active Member

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    You guys are tough on a man's nuts! I'm getting pains!
  8. gun-nut

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    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
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    Using a firearm as a hammer !? That's just disrespectful. :(
  10. Texxut

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    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

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    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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