ADvertise hereGraf & SonsRotoMetals2MidSouth Shooters Supply
Inline FabricationStainLess Steel MediaLee PrecisionTitan Reloading

  • Multigunner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    I'm sure you are correct. I had heard of the revolvers in .351 and .401 and had assumed the .401 powermag was one of these. Perhaps it used the same range of bullets. PS I found this. "In 1924, Joplin, Missouri gunsmith "Pop" Eimer cut down...
    24 replies | 1520 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:34 AM
    IIRC some single action revolvers were made or modified to fire the .351 cartridge and perhaps the .401. Never saw one so I don't know if the case was left full length. I think Herters sold some.
    24 replies | 1520 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    12-13-2017, 12:40 PM
    Multigunner replied to a thread 8mm-06 ?? in Military Rifles
    Re Chambering to 8mm-06 can greatly improve performance of a well worn 7.92 Model 98 Mauser even if the owner doesn't take full advantage of the larger capacity case. Extending the chamber and throat deeper into the barrel clears away eroded...
    7 replies | 293 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    12-13-2017, 12:17 AM
    " The history of the M240/MAG58 goes further back with FN to pre WWII as the BAR Type D. Which was a John Browning M1918 BAR with a quick change barrel and pistol grip. Poland adopted it as their light machine gun. FN just added a MG42 feed system...
    35 replies | 1432 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 04:49 PM
    Due to the necessarily stout extractor spring any slack in the fit of bolt body to rear receiver walls will allow the bolt to tilt to the right. Even if both lugs make good contact on firing when under pressure they won't always show it by smoking...
    5 replies | 314 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 11:24 PM
    I suggest that for a younger shooter loading and cocking should be two separate steps, less likelihood of an AD. The Mk1 and the S&W 78g are a good choice for this reason but several of the older Crosman pump and CO2 pistols have a separate cocking...
    13 replies | 660 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 11:01 PM
    Peace to all. Best hopes for a full recovery, but if not, strength to deal with whatever comes.
    15 replies | 189 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 12:47 AM
    Question. Do taper case and bottle neck cases tend to cause drag on cylinder rotation. I ask because I've read that a S&W No.3 style single action chambered for the .44-40 was said to be hard to cock after the first shot. The Colts had better...
    20 replies | 525 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    12-06-2017, 08:54 PM
    The improved aerodynamic shape I spoke of was not due to any external boat tail shape. The steel core was given a boat tail because they found that when flat base hardened steel cores struck a steel plate at a slight angle the nose dug in and the...
    38 replies | 7329 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    12-06-2017, 05:57 PM
    Been a long time since I shot any living things with an air gun but as I remember it a S&W78g pushing a 14+gr pellet at just under 400 FPS would only kill a large rat instantly with a body hit if a field pont pellet were used. the wadcutters would...
    21 replies | 476 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    12-05-2017, 11:29 PM
    I have a 23B and always thought the receiver and barrel were a single piece of steel. When I saw the thread title I thought you meant having a similar barrel relined. That would be about the only way of restoring a 23B if the bore got badly...
    28 replies | 482 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    12-05-2017, 11:51 AM
    The .30-06 ammunition still in use for .30 synchronized cowl mounted aerial guns had to pass far tighter primer ignition consistency tests than infantry Ball ammo. Apparently once the .30 aerial guns were all but phased out millions of rounds of...
    38 replies | 7329 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    12-03-2017, 06:35 AM
    The value, not just the price, of the all original GI issue carbines is why I'd rather have a beater that still functions well and the value wouldn't be adversely affected by replacing parts or glass bedding etc.
    26 replies | 830 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-29-2017, 11:46 PM
    I've read of a method used by some USN teams. They semi permanently bonded the hand guards to the barrel with Black RTV sealant.
    38 replies | 7329 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-27-2017, 08:28 PM
    Only thing I remember about Garand accuracy standards was that when freshly manufactured before acceptance the center of a test group with both front and rear sights set dead center of their mountings had to be less than 2 MOA from the point of aim....
    38 replies | 7329 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-24-2017, 10:12 PM
    The 1:10 twist of the .30-06 was a holdover from the .30 of 1903 that used a 220 gr bullet. The British held over the 1:10 twist from the original .303 with 215 gr bullets also. Both will stabilize bullets of over 200 grains and perhaps slightly...
    53 replies | 1831 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-24-2017, 02:53 PM
    For a .177 project you might consider trying the .18 size BB shot made for shotshell loads. The .177 Gamo round balls I've tried are very inconsistent in diameter with an unacceptably high percentage of deformed BBs. Using the Lead .18 BB shot...
    16 replies | 704 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-24-2017, 01:53 PM
    For those who prefer the 7.62X51/.308 there are purpose built Garands chambered for the NATO 7.62 and all it really requires to convert the Garand is a rebarrel or a chamber insert. In my opinion the .30-06 is the superior cartridge but the 7.62 is...
    53 replies | 1831 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-24-2017, 12:22 PM
    Years ago I ran across a photograph of an American Indian warrior on horseback carrying what was identified as a French breech loading carbine. I don't remember much about it other than it was believed to have been sold to him by a French fur...
    24 replies | 804 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-24-2017, 12:09 PM
    IIRC the two piece block is necessary for the paper cartridge version to seal properly. Its not necessary for metallic cartridges of course. The Star with paper cartridge was at least technically superior to the Sharps with paper cartridge, though...
    24 replies | 804 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-24-2017, 10:43 AM
    Multigunner replied to a thread Another one saved in AirGuns
    Try Meister Kuglien .22 pellets. These are about as accurate as you can get in both pistols and rifles. With my re built .177 880, using older cast metal receiver and pump arm mated to more recent production rifle, I found I could get a much...
    3 replies | 235 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-23-2017, 01:30 PM
    I was considering a reversible cartridge conversion for my 1851 Colt replica using a spare cylinder from a busted brass frame gun I stripped for parts. To get around the lack of rim clearance and to better fit the bullet to bore size I did some...
    24 replies | 804 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-23-2017, 01:08 PM
    Multigunner replied to a thread Another one saved in AirGuns
    Does this one have the wooden stock? I think you can still load these without the clips, they just make it more convenient. I'm fairly sure I've seen some of those clips for sale somewhere. I'll look at some sites I've visited in the past...
    3 replies | 235 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 06:16 PM
    Actually I believe Latvia did have its own version of the Mauser in .303 British. I don't think it went into production. It was a common practice for smaller European countries that had acquired large quantities of British MGs left over from WW1 to...
    30 replies | 1306 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 08:10 AM
    I have a cigarette roller that was antique when given to me 40 years ago. Stamped into the front of the case is a small six pointed star but not in the same two triangles form as the Star of David. It most resembles the Arab six pointed star found...
    30 replies | 1306 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 10:31 PM
    Some features of the M14 that improve its usefulness as a military rifle are academic for the civilian shooter and even detrimental in the case of the chrome lined bores which were proven to be just a tad less accurate than the unlined bore of the...
    53 replies | 1831 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 10:22 PM
    Interestingly I found that the star of David only became closely associated with the Jews during the 19th century. It has been a part of a number of religions and national traditions. Still is but seldom seen in any other context.
    30 replies | 1306 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 09:45 PM
    A new stainless steel Ruger .357 double action was brought to me to test fire before a purchase. I loaded up some .38 Special rounds and was surprised to find I could actually see the bullets spinning sideways through the air befor dropping to the...
    64 replies | 2562 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 12:54 PM
    Its been many years since I owned a Garand but I remember a few things about it compared to an M1A that belonged to a friend. The gas system of the Garand is easier to clean out, an important consideration if using cast boolits. The balance is...
    53 replies | 1831 view(s)
  • Multigunner's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 05:57 AM
    "Was the Obendorf factory also Jewish owned ?" Ludwig Lowe owned a controlling interest in the Mauser factory. They also owned DWM at one time. That looks like a Star of David and it might be just that, but Both Syria and Egypt have used a six...
    30 replies | 1306 view(s)
More Activity
About Multigunner

Basic Information

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
4,425
Posts Per Day
1.51
General Information
Last Activity
Today 09:52 PM
Join Date
12-11-2009
Referrals
0

1 Friend

  1. Bob Krack Bob Krack is offline

    Boolit Master at Heavens Range

    Bob Krack
Showing Friends 1 to 1 of 1
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check