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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    Today, 11:08 PM
    Oil in the bolt/firing pin channel can do that too. A gun can shoot fine then when it sits for a while, the little oil that is in there has time to flow then tit misfires on the next shot. I say it can happen and has happened to me - that doesn't...
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    Today, 12:11 PM
    I would shoot it first. Some of those old sewer pipes shoot just fine.
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    Today, 03:30 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Toz 22 Just bought one in Rimfire Area
    That drop of mercury if I have my facts right, will dissolve into the lead, making it very soft. The exchange rate is 1 US $ to 1.56 NZ $ at this moment. Thinking about this Toz - it has a 1 in 14 twist. Some time back there was available...
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    Yesterday, 12:04 PM
    If you have a custom muzzleloader builder in your area, they could do it. I did one for a friend a few weeks ago, took me under an hour.
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    Yesterday, 11:56 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread What happened? in Our Town
    Server update.
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    10-17-2019, 10:20 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Truck problums in Our Town
    After realizing my old pickup had more miles on the back of a tow truck than actually being driven over the past two years, I replaced it. It had cost me several thousand in repairs for a 32 year old pickup worth maybe $800. May be time to update if...
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    10-17-2019, 10:15 AM
    I sure hope all my subscriptions re-appear. They have all disappeared over the least few months!
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    10-16-2019, 12:25 PM
    It needs to be properly fit and re-chambered.
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    10-16-2019, 12:21 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Cast 9MM keyholing in Cast Boolits
    If a bullet is keyholing, it is undersize.
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    10-16-2019, 02:07 AM
    ADI actually manufacture many of the Hodgdon powders. Hodgdon do the rebranding so to speak. If the above equivalent shows an ADI powder with a Hodgdon equivalent, then ADI manufactured it - mostly. An example of where ADI do not manufacture...
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 11:54 PM
    303Guy replied to a thread Toz 22 Just bought one in Rimfire Area
    I'm seeing that we have quite a selection of ammo here in New Zealand. A wide range of CCI ammo and also Winchester and Federal, some Eley, Lapua, Cobra, Browning and Remington. Prices vary from about NZ$70 to NZ$125 per 500 round brick. CCI...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 11:48 AM
    Engagements during the Revolution usually started at 250 yards. Paper cartridges were the norm, so they were already paper patched.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 11:41 AM
    I remember grand dad carried three WW1 German machine gun slugs in him until he died at 74. It must work pretty slow.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 11:34 AM
    Provenance from family is often shaky and embellished over the years. You see that repeatedly on Antiques Roadshow. I wouldn't buy it for the sake of the story.
    1 replies | 245 view(s)
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    10-13-2019, 10:56 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Fluxing in Black Powder Cartridge
    If you were kicked off Cast Boolits, you wouldn't be here now.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-13-2019, 10:50 PM
    Research that ND thing further, you will find it was debunked.
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    10-13-2019, 12:28 PM
    303Guy replied to a thread Toz 22 Just bought one in Rimfire Area
    We never had much of a shortage of ammo. I can't what ammo brands we have but there is quite a range - or was when I last looked. I just bought Federal subsonic hollow nose. I do have the odd other brand, including a packet of 'yellow jackets'. ...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-13-2019, 11:40 AM
    I wonder if Britannia metal would work? It's what modern pewter is made of, and is pretty available in junk shops and yard sales.
    64 replies | 1662 view(s)
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    10-13-2019, 11:36 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Boot ice grippers in Our Town
    I never had much luck with any of them. I got a pair of thick soled winter boots, and screwed 1/4" self tapping hex topped screws into each lug. I could run on glare ice with them, if I was the running type. They have the added benefit of being a...
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    10-13-2019, 02:35 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Toz 22 Just bought one in Rimfire Area
    Well, I've just fired both guns with the shared bolt and both work just fine (apart from that painful having to first cock the one). This new one's bore looks good. Now to plan a trip to the range. That might be a while though.
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    10-13-2019, 02:04 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Toz 22 Just bought one in Rimfire Area
    Thanks for that, Der Gebirgsjager. I new about the dampening trick when sanding stocks. My late uncle gunsmith told me about that one and I've done one or two London Oil finishes after polishing stocks that way. Comes out great but what an...
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    10-11-2019, 02:24 PM
    303Guy replied to a thread Toz 22 Just bought one in Rimfire Area
    The 'Toz 22' should have been 'Toz .22'. My bad - I always call a 22rf rifle a 22 or 22 rifle. At the time of posting the model number was unknown as the "Toz 17 USSR" on the receiver is covered by the scope rail and so the seller did not know...
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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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