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    02-19-2018, 05:59 AM
    Table of Dates of Manufacture: Here is a list of Serial numbers and dates of manufacture... Not sure if anybody wants to know but Stumbled on to the list so here it is... Also shows how many were made in each prospective year... Year...
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    02-19-2018, 05:41 AM
    http://www.swissproductsllc.com/ Best commercial supporter of the Swiss Rifles on the Web in English. Here's another forum: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/theswissriflesdotcommessageboard/ No secret that the K-31 is the most accurate...
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    02-19-2018, 05:09 AM
    If you're willing to do some searching for a good one, the old Stevens Favorite single shot is superb at this job. Takes down with one thumbscrew, longer part is the barrel, which was 22 or 24 inches, but easily cut back to 18. Weight about 4...
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    02-09-2018, 02:10 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    If I can find it, I can send you enough kapok to last you for years. It literally grows on trees in Florida. I got about half a bushel from a guy who was harvesting from his trees and selling it on evilBay.
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    02-09-2018, 01:55 PM
    You don 't need an indexer to cut an octagon from a round. Lay the barrel on the table. Cut one flat with a face mill. Flip it over and cut a second flat parallel to the first. Now hold the barrel against a right-angle plate and cut flats at...
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    02-09-2018, 01:25 PM
    BTW opening up Lovell R2 brass doesn't give you a good yield unless you anneal first. The necks are thin and will split. The expander mandrel must have a slow taper. The Lee mandrels do it best of any I've tried. I've got a bag around...
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    02-09-2018, 01:14 PM
    I'm one who actually has formed .25-20 and Lovell from .223 brass, and can provide instructions iof you'll P/M me an email addy. It does require some lathe work to make the tooling, a 7x57 Mauser sizing die, and an hydraulic press. No reloading...
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    02-08-2018, 05:30 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    I have used Dacron, but switched to Kapok because it leaves no residue. That said, I haven't needed a filler in any of my loads in at least ten years. But I'm also not shooting light loads in large cartridges anymore. Biggest now is .32-40, and I...
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    02-07-2018, 05:23 PM
    Good news, but I have to say again that Blazer is High Velocity ammo, not Standard Velocity.
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    02-07-2018, 04:36 PM
    If you're willing to buy online, here's Ammoseek: https://ammoseek.com/ammo/22lr/-rimfire-40grains- Lots of sellers offering Aguila S.V. for under $2.00/50 - What shipping does to that I didn't look up. One seller has CCI Standard...
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    02-07-2018, 04:18 PM
    Why anyone would recommend CCI MiniMags to a guy looking for Standard Velocity ammo beats me! Standard Velocity has for as long as I can remember been 1070 to 1080 fps. MV from an 18 inch barrel. That lets out most of the common bulk ammo...
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    02-07-2018, 03:38 PM
    AMEN! Numich buys reject lots to sell, I am totally convinced. Been there, burned the T-shirt out of sheer embarrassment.
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    02-07-2018, 03:26 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread .228 bullets in Swaging
    I lapped out a Lee Bator mould. Gets me a bullet that casts about 52 grains and works best in my Harwood Hornet when I breech seat.
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    02-05-2018, 11:57 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread What about this? in Special Projects
    Most of the time a .25 breechblock will give a perfectly good strike on a .22 cartridge. The firing pin nose is quite large, and the difference in the position of the strike area between the two rims is only .025" or so. Plenty of overlap there. ...
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    02-05-2018, 01:45 AM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Swiss K-31's in Military Rifles
    Somewhere, maybe here, is a tutorial on how to fold a clip from sheet aluminum.
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    02-05-2018, 12:26 AM
    Oh, heck, that happens all the time to me. (Well, it has once.) Random Stevens .28-30 barrel from an eBay listing, sleeved and threaded for a Ballard, did the same thing when screwed it into an equally random #2 receiver from a Gunbroker buy. ...
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    01-27-2018, 10:56 AM
    Don't get hung up over groove diameters. It's the throat area of the chamber that you have to fit. Even for the tight Lilja competition chamber that I generally use, I swage to .225. The objective is to get the bullet to lie concentric to the...
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    01-24-2018, 12:25 AM
    'Fraid not. Those fell off the Internet vine into my hard drive some years ago, actual source now long forgotten. It looks pretty symmetrical to me, though. Or maybe you could talk gnoahhh into photographing his.
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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
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