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  • oldred's Avatar
    Today, 03:21 PM
    Maybe not???? Seems there may not have been total negligence when designing the .375 even though it will slip right into a 38-55 and seem to chamber just fine, this might lead someone (probably has!) to fire a .375 in a 38-55 rifle such as that...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    You sure got that right!!!! In fact it was a down-right dumb thing to do! The least they could have done was slightly increase the case size or maybe the rim slightly or even maybe add a belt, ANYTHING but what they did.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 10:50 PM
    I have the same question. In the .556 I don't recommend a carbine length gas system. On my match rifles I extend the rifle length gas system 2". I have zero experience with the 458 SOCOM but everything I have read states the carbine length gas...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 09:11 PM
    That would be my point. Consumers rejected lower velocity of the 17 HM2. A low velocity 17 HMR load would fair no better.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 11:29 PM
    They do it's called the 17 Mach 2 but it didn't sell well and the gun manufactures made the chambers too loose in the semi-auto's so neck and case splits are fairly common. I have several and really like them but I purchased 8K of ammo at a...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 10:48 AM
    I think this is why some Uberti owners have complained of accuracy problems with the 38-55, they mistakenly assume something is wrong with the rifle when it's nothing more than feeding it the wrong ammo! The newer model Winchester/Browning 1885...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 09:07 AM
    I have a Colt New Frontier 22LR/22WMR that I bought new in 1975, in 1976 I was at a picnic where we were doing some shooting and during a pause I laid the Colt down on a paper towel on a picnic table. Don't know how it got there but a piece of a...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 05:34 PM
    Yes the Browning is finished excellent and it's a very nice rifle however the Uberti has the "Correct bore" vs the Browning's smaller .375! This was just discussed in another thread a few days ago and there is a big misconception that the Uberti has...
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 07:50 AM
    You seem to not know true moisture content. Look about you for someone who might possibly have a wood moisture meter and measure true content.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 12:44 AM
    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2018/9/17/former-ruger-ceo-william-b-ruger-jr-passes-away/ Sturm, Ruger & Co. is mourning the death of William B. Ruger Jr., former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Ruger. The...
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 09:24 PM
    Wish I could have filled all requests. I am happy that I was able to share a little of what I have been blessed with. Have a safe fall season. Thanks.
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 12:56 PM
    I was thinking the same thing and wondering about moisture even being the problem, I am a bit puzzled by having enough moisture in the wood to prevent drying. Of all the problems I have encountered over the years while working with Walnut I have...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 09:53 AM
    I couldn't agree more about using steel wool, that stuff has no place at all on my work bench! The best abrasives I have used are 3M wet/dry which can be obtained in grits from 80 grit to 2500 grit, the finer grits above about 320 to 400 are great...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 07:01 PM
    Heating (or worse leaving in the sun!) is a recipe for disaster since it WILL ruin your stock if it is still that green, in fact leaving it in the sun, especially in a place such as under a car window, will very likely cause severe cracking in...
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 09:37 PM
    PM inbound. Thanks.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 08:56 PM
    That could be possible.
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 08:55 PM
    Any gun should be cleaned before putting away but with smokeless a fella can get away with it for a long time without cleaning, not so when shooting BP and even worse with most BP subs (BH209 maybe being an exception). Sure BP and the subs NEED to...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 02:25 PM
    Awhile back I was doing a lot of selling and trading at gun shows. Later I was looking for something else I a discovered a S&W 629 that I have no idea when or how I came to own it.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-14-2018, 10:22 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Are you "particular"? in Cast Boolits
    It depends on the intended usage of the ammo and guns. For my cowboy action it being safe and reliable is the only real requirement. On my 1,000 yard match rifles I do what to know and control every deal as precisely as humanly possible. On the...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-14-2018, 08:39 PM
    I don't know that any gun is fun to take apart but that Uberti is not at all complicated or hard to take apart???? :confused: The Uberti is a copy of the original 1885 Winchester and (unlike the newer Jap versions which are a completely different...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-13-2018, 10:20 PM
    That rifle does not suffer from an oversize bore and it is sized properly, a lot of newer 38-55s however suffer from an undersized bore! The true 38-55 has the larger bore and always has but the newer ones seem to just use a .375 caliber barrel, I...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-13-2018, 12:07 AM
    http://mcgowenbarrel.com/rebarreling-services/
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-12-2018, 11:23 PM
    Condition is huge. Rust or pits?
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-11-2018, 09:16 AM
    That's an often overlooked point that has left many folks wondering why their freshly sharpened drills will seem to start out Ok but then stop and refuse to drill. I have seen it many times, a sharp lip with the proper angle and reliefs but with the...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-10-2018, 10:00 PM
    Like you have been on a 45 year quest to produce the ultimate edge. Shaving edges have never been a problem but to date I have found this to be the ultimate sharpening system. Not cheap but the best rarely is https://wickededgeusa.com/
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-10-2018, 02:54 PM
    I know someone else who can do #60, etc drills by hand and do a fantastic job on them unfortunately it's not the fellow I see in the mirror! I have tried but normally anything smaller than about a 3/32" I just toss them, you sir have my admiration...
    42 replies | 1216 view(s)
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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
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