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    Today, 12:33 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Buying a cat... in Our Town
    The hissing and spitting is just them establishing pecking order. I have four girls (including poor hapless tripod Smudge). Mother cat and three from her first (and only) litter. Five years or so on they still do it to each other. (Mom is still...
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    Today, 12:01 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Remington model 8 in Factory Rifles
    https://www.chuckhawks.com/30_Rem.htm
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    Today, 11:36 AM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Remington model 8 in Factory Rifles
    Case drawing is in Barnes. SAAMI no longer lists it. Bottom line - the .30 Rem neck starts at 1.498 from the base, ends at 1.5783. Angle is 23 degrees. The .30-30 shoulder is in about the same position, but it's only 15 degrees 39 minutes, so...
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    Today, 12:16 AM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Remington model 8 in Factory Rifles
    Pre-WW2 an American Rifleman writer described it as "winding up like a sawmill".
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    Today, 12:13 AM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Remington model 8 in Factory Rifles
    The shoulder of the .30-30 Win and the .30 Remington are not the same. I made that mistake when trying to help my friend. This is non-trivial since the .30 Rem headspaces on the shoulder.
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    08-06-2020, 10:29 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Remington model 8 in Factory Rifles
    About 15 years ago a colleague at work introduced me to his father's Model 8 in .30 Rem. He knew I was a serious reloader, and could maybe work up some ammo for it. Finding brass was a real problem, but we finally found some via evilBay. How are...
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    08-06-2020, 01:26 PM
    Judging by the comments here, looks like you're right.
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    08-05-2020, 07:39 PM
    There's a pretty good argument to be made that sizing down jacketed bullets risks detaching the jacket from the core due to difference in the springback of the two materials.
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    08-05-2020, 05:56 PM
    Outpost took the words right outta my mouth. I have a beautiful German singleshot circa 1912 that needs the smaller bullet. I used .32 Win bullets for some testing when I first got it, and they shot fine unsized. Since then it's been all cast...
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    08-05-2020, 05:43 PM
    I have bought from Zip a number of times. Mainly because they are within driving distance, so I can avoid freight charges. (And I stay on the good side my mail carrier.) Their product is always good. Nice people. Once when I ran late they...
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    08-05-2020, 02:51 PM
    Years ago there was brass named .30 American, which was match-grade .30-30 with a small rifle primer pocket. Obviously enough somebodies thought the small rifle primer improved accuracy, and persuaded Federal to make a run of it.
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    08-05-2020, 01:19 PM
    What's the point of doing steel cases? Should not be reloaded anyway.
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    08-05-2020, 05:55 AM
    That's weird, because all my Favorites, from 1889s thru the 1915s, have hammers that are.270 - .275 thick. A Model 44 hammer is .300 thick. Did you somehow wind up with one of those? They look much the same. Thinning the hammer on a...
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    08-05-2020, 03:38 AM
    Did they really do that? Wouldn't test the hoop strength of barrel/receiver.
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    08-04-2020, 10:05 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Powderless .22's in Rimfire Area
    Well, your Guugle-fu is a whole lot better than mine. Kudos! Bronson is in Canada DEGuns total for 5 boxes with shipping was more than I paid the scalper. Anacorte really was $2.99 a box but charged $40.00 shipping. Bottom line not much...
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    08-04-2020, 08:36 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Powderless .22's in Rimfire Area
    Will there ever be Quiet again? Out of stock everywhere. I inquired of CCI and they couldn't (or wouldn't) tell me. I paid an outrageous scalper's price on Gunbroker last night for five more boxes - that's how much I prefer it to anything else...
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    08-04-2020, 01:51 PM
    Well done, Larry.
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    08-04-2020, 07:22 AM
    Philistines !
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    08-03-2020, 04:06 PM
    Argument for the sake of argument. The only thing that can screw this up is to drill the new flash hole grossly oversize. Visually obvious. Ignore it and load such a damaged case to full pressure and you're on your own, Harlow.
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    08-03-2020, 01:08 PM
    Out of stock at Buffalo Arms, but Jack Harrison can ship today. [smilie=s:
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    08-03-2020, 12:11 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Buying a cat... in Our Town
    DOGS have owners. Cats have STAFF.
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    08-03-2020, 12:07 PM
    The flat reversible firing pin was a feature of some early Ballards. John Marlin was the last builder of the Ballard design, from about 1879 to 1890, so if the 1892 lever-gun had it, that's where he got the idea. Reaming a .32 Colt out to take...
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    08-03-2020, 12:05 AM
    Gotta wonder about engineers who design things that can't be assembled without bloodletting. :lol: Something I learned in my early career in the machine tool biz: Timken spindle bearing preload needs to be adjusted for a target RPM. Set 'em...
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    08-02-2020, 02:15 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Buying a cat... in Our Town
    Cats do quite well on three. Friend out west has a feral cat on the place that has survived an attack by a mountain lion. Right on her porch, no less - she assumed cat was dead, but lo-and-behold a month+ later it's back. One front leg dragging,...
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    08-02-2020, 12:34 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Powderless .22's in Rimfire Area
    Turns semi-autos into single-shots. Good! Teaches you not to waste ammunition. My go-to for close-in pests on the porch, however. At ten feet it killed a big boar 'coon last month - (head shot from an Iver Johnson Model 55 that I keep by the...
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    08-02-2020, 09:38 AM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Buying a cat... in Our Town
    Good on you bakerjw. I would do, (and have done) the same. She pays me back by being the best mouser in the family. She's so proud of herself when she gets one that she'll bring it to wherever I am, yowling her triumph for all to hear. Shes been...
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    07-31-2020, 09:40 PM
    If you get hooked up with Jack Harrison, .32 Colt ammo is no trouble at all. Easy and cheap enough that I converted a .32 rimfire Stevens Favorite to centerfire and plink with it in the yard. I wish I could afford one of those neat Marlins, but...
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    07-31-2020, 09:12 PM
    .32 Colt brass, a lot cheaper. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/874042585 Or you can swage down .32 S&W Long yourself. I've done it, but I'm lazy so I buy it now. He starts with Starline as the parent case. Seller *tenmile* aka Jack...
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    07-30-2020, 10:06 PM
    Reading Larry's method reminds me of where I learned it, and also that I used his #18 drill to clean off the crown of the Berdan primer after establishing a guide hole on-center with the spotting drill. Using the lathe/spotter method you'll never...
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    07-30-2020, 09:33 PM
    "Boys' Rifles" by Jim Perkins has some good information, but not much to help with dating. All I can glean is that the wood-stocked version acquired a wood forearm in 1908.
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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