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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #70 on: February 10, 2014, 12:01:38 pm »
Yes good dealer and stihl stood behind their product even when it was out of warranty. 

I was without for awhile luckily where I live we don't cut as much as some of you guys.  This month is usually my month to cut wood for the upcoming year, deer season is over and it is still somewhat cool so we cut and then pick it up as we go throughout the year.  Mostly bbq from now until November then it will go into the fire place.  Like I said in south texas the fire place is rarely used but the mesquite for the bbq is a must.  Took my first tree down with it this weekend and it worked like a champ.

I will get a photo up asap.

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #71 on: February 11, 2014, 10:09:03 am »
They allow you to cut screwbean mesquite in Texas? I was under the understanding that it was a protected species! That wood can fetch in excess of $1200 for a piece big enough to make the stock for a custom rifle! Must be nice to have enough to BBQ with! Or are you talking about Texas Honey mesquite (prosopsis glondulosa)?
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #72 on: February 11, 2014, 10:48:57 am »
I honestly had to research that just now because growing up here all my life I just know it as mesquite.  It is not screwbean mesquite and it looks like that is only found in the big bend area up to El Paso and in Southern Cali. 

I do know that this "honey bean" mesquite is everywhere here and it make awesome bbq wood especially for those that like a lot of smoke on their bbq.  Those that don't like so much smoke usually wrap it or use live oak which burns longer but less pungent. 

Also there is a pretty good market for mesquite here to make furniture out of but you must find trees that are straight and with a very large circumference which is a hard find sometimes.

All I know is we have it everywhere more than I could ever cut especially since this 4 year drought we have had more trees are just falling over every year. 
I learned something again today that I wish I have screw bean mesquite trees growing at the ranch instead of honey mesquite.  ;D

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #73 on: February 12, 2014, 09:07:18 am »
I believe that if screw bean is growing on your private property you cannot cut it without government permission. The way I understand this came about is that during the US participation in the second world war; so much was cut to make guns that the tree was on the verge of extinction in the US. So, the government protected it and still does.
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #74 on: February 12, 2014, 09:51:01 am »
Interesting, but no you would have to drive at least 3 hours west of me to see any.

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2014, 02:10:53 pm »
I had to know what it was and what it looked like on a stock. Seems to be in use still for stocks?  Screwbean Mesquite is discontinued, none available at this time. Gordon will be cutting new screwbean blanks winter 2011. Must be using it again.

http://www.oldtreegunblanks.com/shotgunblanks.html?woodid=6

We custom cut our screwbean mesquite blanks out of half sections of logs.

Screwbean Mesquite is some of the rarest gun wood in the world. It has to be approved for cutting in 3 of the 5 states it grows in by the US Government. It is illegal to cut in the other two. For every 10 blanks that are cut, after the drying process we will end up with 1.

Our screwbean mesquite is obtained from private landowners who are clearing trees for new housing developments. As a result, there is always only a quite limited supply of this beautiful wood.

Blues, reds, yellows, oranges, browns, and some chocolates can be found throughout this indescribably beautiful wood. Birds-eye siece poket markes, smaller than a pea, are common in this type of wood, just like flaws in emeralds and diamonds. It is simply a pain to cut and dry, is very hard on equipment, and only a small percentage of the blanks cure properly, but when cured, the wood is very hard and extremely stable, excellent for big caliber rifles. The beauty is hard to beat, and the extremely tight grain allows for excellent checkering.


Is this what you all are talking about?



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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #76 on: February 12, 2014, 02:50:31 pm »
Glad they took care of you. Good shop for staying on it and getting you a new saw. ;D

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #77 on: February 13, 2014, 08:47:37 am »
Yes, that is screw bean mesquite. Do you see the tiny black pock mark on the bottom trailing edge of the cheek piece? The pocks are usually filled with a mix of epoxy and graphite or powdered nickel before final sanding and finishing. Looks to be on a T/C contender.
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #78 on: February 13, 2014, 09:05:02 am »
Need to go hunting with that rifle and get a big ole barbed wire fence scratch across that stock. Then you will not notice that pock mark anymore.
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #79 on: February 13, 2014, 10:48:27 am »
Need to go hunting with that rifle and get a big ole barbed wire fence scratch across that stock. Then you will not notice that pock mark anymore.

Well said!
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