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    10-21-2017, 08:15 PM
    LOL....My buddy Pat had one.... he claimed there were 3 bullets in the barrel at any given time...lol
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    10-21-2017, 03:25 PM
    one more thought on accuracy... I was thinking the book was 'British snipers to the Rhine " but can only find "With British Snipers to the Reich". Anyway, the author talked of Lee Enfields converted to sniper weapons. Every Enfield was tested for...
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    10-21-2017, 03:05 PM
    The 7.62x51 is a good cartridge. EVERYONE makes this ammo. I don't know how close we are to a shooting war in Korea but we don't need to changing horses in midstream. I doubt that any 'one' firearm/cartridge is good for all scenarios. I...
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    10-21-2017, 01:14 PM
    As far as the question of the thread... If we were a nation of riflemen I would vote 6.5 or 7mm in some efficient cartridge. ( A fun little story... we were shooting balloons at 500 and Billy was just picking them off with his 223. Larry and...
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    10-21-2017, 12:56 PM
    We can talk 'accuracy' of these rifles but they all shoot bad with bad ammo. The M1A I had would shoot an honest 1 inch group at 100 with iron sights. With a scope that opened up to 2-3 inches. I went thru 3 mounts, including the very best...
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    10-20-2017, 08:09 PM
    I have to applaud Pepe Ray for being a standup guy. We recently had a sucsessfull deal. He was very easy to deal with and very generous with his end of our deal. He needed something I had and didn't need. I gave him several options on things I...
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    10-20-2017, 08:25 AM
    castalott replied to a thread please say a prayer in Our Chapel
    Sincere Prayers for Mercy, Love, Faith, Hope, Forgiveness,Recovery, Strength, and Blessing. Please Lord....Healing to all... Amen
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    10-20-2017, 08:19 AM
    I've missed you, Blackwater....Glad you are getting better...
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    10-19-2017, 08:37 PM
    If I remember correctly, there was a deal offered that we declined... if we would adopt the FAL in 7mm/08 ( it had a different name and was toned down just a little) , the rest of our Allies would too... I'm thinking the 7/08 had more at 600 than...
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    10-19-2017, 08:13 PM
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Dear Lord... Please Bless and Improve our World... Let this evil that runs amok be quieted... Let our Faith grow and our Wisdom increase.... Let us stop and listen to that...
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    10-19-2017, 09:39 AM
    2% of 100lbs. is 2lbs. So if you have 50lbs of lead and want 2% added tin you need 1lb. of sn (pewter) I think.
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    10-16-2017, 10:48 PM
    Dear Lord... As always, we should leave the big plan up to You and concentrate on our little details. Help us all do Right in our little spot in the World. Let us all, together, Praise and Pray. Weak and Flawed as we are, we can be strong in You....
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    10-16-2017, 08:39 AM
    Dear Lord.... We are all flawed....We can only hope for Your Grace and Mercy to see us thru. Please be with us...teach us... Let us be the men and women You would have us be.. Let us seek after Righteousness and Goodness all the days of our lives....
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    10-15-2017, 09:57 AM
    Sincere Prayers for all who suffer.... Mercy, Faith, Hope, Love, and Redemption for Ken, Please Lord.... Health, Healing, Faith, Love, Mercy, and Good outcome for TomW... Mercy, Help, and Hope for those who have lost all in California....
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    10-14-2017, 05:46 PM
    Remington manufactured military (RA) .30-06 had that unique way they crimped the primer. I've seen it in WW1 .30-06 ammo up until the end of WW2. I don't believe it was specific for any particular use and could be used in any weapon when the .30-06...
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    10-13-2017, 06:15 PM
    Dear Lord... The World stumbles about in darkness and we need Your Light to see us thru... Heal us, Teach us, Love us...Please give us Faith, Hope, and Mercy... Fill this Land with Your Word... Please Bless our Land and our President... Let him...
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    10-13-2017, 06:00 PM
    Sincere prayers for Health, Healing, faith, Hope, Mercy, and fast recovery... Amen
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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