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    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    Main problem there is the neck getting loose and allowing the bullet to be pushed back into the case causing excessive pressure. A number of Glock Kabooms were traced to this sort of thing. The original .45 ACP and some old Remington 9mm...
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    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    In an article written by a military surgeon of the Korean War he stated that everytime a man was brought in that had been hit by a PPSH he had at least six holes in him. They had a chart that they compared the position of the holes to because very...
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    An old German officer in an interview said that the sounds of all other weapons ran together in a fire fight but everytime he heard a burst from a Thompson he knew another of his men was dead.
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    Yesterday, 03:04 PM
    Years ago there was a thread on a blown up FR8 rifle. It was mentioned that the KABOOM was caused by defective PMC 7.62 NATO ammunition. Never heard anything more about it but I'd check product safety recall lists for the headstamps of any known or...
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    Yesterday, 08:38 AM
    I've considered making a .32 S&W Long insert for a 12 gauge single shot using a section of new condemned .303 barrel cut off at the rear sight cross pin hole. It occurred to me that one might fit baffles and end wipe to the shotgun barrel making it...
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    Yesterday, 08:11 AM
    Multigunner replied to a thread airgun basics in AirGuns
    As air rifle velocities approach and some times exceed the velocity of the older .22 standard velocity (less than 1k fps) Short I believe over spin would become a problem with some pellet nose shapes being more effected than others. The Short...
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    10-20-2017, 07:10 PM
    Multigunner replied to a thread airgun basics in AirGuns
    I wouldn't say it doesn't matter. Waisted pellets can fly fairly true without rifling but nowhere near as true as when properly spin stabilized. Properly being the key word. Too much spin can be worse than no spin at all.
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    10-20-2017, 07:05 PM
    One manufacturing flaw that affected some M14 rifles was a flash hider that a subcontractor made from what is called "Pipe Stock". IIRC the inner core of a large ingot/billet (?) of freshly smelted steel contains microscopic defects. They cut slabs...
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    10-20-2017, 09:25 AM
    No one "stole" Mauser's patents. I've researched this in the past. The Chief of Ordnance cut a deal with Mauser's American lawyers to pay a royalty on use of several features of the 1893 Mauser , mainly magazine and stripper clip and the collar...
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    10-19-2017, 11:42 PM
    IIRC the FAL failed the cold weather tests, the M14 passed. :ater production FAL of course are reliable in the cold. The Israelis did have problems with the FAL in sandy conditions. Some later FAL versions have sand cuts in the bolt carrier to...
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    10-19-2017, 09:50 PM
    Zinc alloy (Kirksite?) boolits are as tough as FMJ and only 2/3 the weight of a lead boolit thrown by the same mold. This can alloy very high velocity light recoil loads for a large bore firearm. US Army Ordnance once used zinc alloy Boolits to test...
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    10-19-2017, 09:42 PM
    The old brass radio aerials were usually 6mm to 1/4" ID. A golf club shaft of the stepped type has an ID very close to the size of a .32 S&W boolit and the next step is a perfect ID fit for a S&W chamber. Too thin for me to trust but obviously some...
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    10-19-2017, 07:55 PM
    Multigunner replied to a thread Black walnuts in Our Town
    Our trees make walnuts that have a very strong taste that I don't care for. Also since losing my last molars I don't eat nuts these days. Anyway I've begun a new batch of natural walnut stain. Been some years since I made any. I take whole...
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    10-19-2017, 07:36 PM
    There should probably be more designated marksmen two or more per squad armed with 7.62X51 rifles whether scoped or not. The M14 seems to fill that role nicely. The 5.56 weapons seem to be deployed as a substitute for SMG and carbine rather than as...
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    10-18-2017, 04:16 PM
    I can vouch for the seller, I've bought several CO2 pistols from him in the past. He does usually insist on using the most expensive method of shipping with insurance so you can expect $20 or more to be added to the price. If I had not had to...
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    10-18-2017, 01:47 PM
    Multigunner replied to a thread airgun basics in AirGuns
    Supersonic velocities of some pellet rifles sound great but fact is a flat or cupped base boolit that drops below super sonic velocities not far after leaving the muzzle will suffer from highly magnified effects of trans sonic shock. Better to...
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    10-17-2017, 01:17 PM
    If you are interested in an accurate, reliable and all metal (except for the cylinder itself in the case of the second variation) the first and second variation .22 38T is IMHO the best CO2 revolver for the purpose. The .22 38T has a metal rear...
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    10-17-2017, 11:20 AM
    Multigunner replied to a thread airgun basics in AirGuns
    I don't think you'll find a standardized rifling pattern. My Umarex colt leaves very deep well defined land marks in the lead pellets, Crosman revolvers in .177 don't seem to have defined lands and leave very little in the way of engraving. .22...
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    10-17-2017, 12:34 AM
    Calcium Carbonate also works as a coolant to reduce muzzle flash.
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    10-16-2017, 09:02 PM
    Hot loaded 9mm SMG ammo is a well recognized fact. If you could find a previous thread on this sort of thing IIRC Gibson mentioned extra hot .30 ammunition being manufactured for use in the 1919a6 I think in the 60's or later. The A6 had several...
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    10-16-2017, 08:33 PM
    I suspect that the origin of the smoothbore M16 myth came from very far sighted recruits looking down the bore when cleaning and seeing nothing. My older Brother was very far sighted and too stubborn to wear reading glasses. I once showed him a...
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    10-16-2017, 11:12 AM
    There were still quite a few pre 1940's aircraft in USAF inventory armed with .30-06 wing or cowl guns, as well as flexible guns. Most of these wouldn't have lasted long against the Japanese aircraft of the time so you don't hear much about them....
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    10-16-2017, 08:23 AM
    Multigunner replied to a thread Crosman service manuel in AirGuns
    I found this service manual long ago somewhere else on the net, I forget where I found it. It has been very helpful in understanding how these guns work and how to restore them to working condition.
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    10-15-2017, 03:24 PM
    Fine looking rifle. I could have bought one of these from my LGS in virtually new condition for $20 USD in 1970. No one had gotten around to converting these to centerfire back then, or at least no one I knew had heard of such a conversion. Wish...
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    10-15-2017, 01:52 PM
    The 2240 is almost all metal, though the receiver and sights are plastic its very durable, accurate and as powerful if not more so than your Mk1. These are on sale recently marked down to 59.99 with free shipping. A great deal. The Umarex Colt...
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    10-13-2017, 12:59 PM
    Had the same problem with shipping charges on smaller parts. I ordered two small parts from Baker with price for the parts a little over $9 and shipping was a bit over $8. This was flat rate shipping, with insurance included. Still these parts...
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    10-11-2017, 11:43 PM
    Multigunner replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    My sister lost muscle control awhile back and had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. They said her sodium content was so low it wouldn't register. Apparently it was due to one of her medications, I don't know which. I know for a fact she...
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    10-11-2017, 11:35 PM
    Multigunner replied to a thread Ssp 250 in AirGuns
    Bumping to add a few things. When shooting on a very warm sunny day I left the SSP sitting on a table in direct sunlight while sighting in another gun. When I came back to it the metal was almost too hot to touch. When I tried firing it nothing...
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    10-11-2017, 12:58 AM
    I've bought two 24" barrels off Ebay at reduced prices of a little over $20. You just have to keep an eye out for deals like this. Most Crosman pistols of recent vintage have barrels with the same chamber and transfer port position and the same...
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    10-10-2017, 03:06 AM
    My 13XX in .22 with 24" barrel hits 587 FPS at 15 pumps. IIRC it was hitting around 535 at 10 and 565 at 12. From what I've heard it might get higher velocity with a somewhat shorter barrel. Some say that these get the highest velocity with a 14...
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