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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    I built my custom bolt action 7.62x39 many years ago when Interarms in Britain was still distributing the Zastava mini-Mauser actions. I ordered a barreled action in the short Russian chambering, bedded it into a synthetic stock, cleaned up the...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 AM
    But converting it to centrefire with a .32 S&W Long liner would be a lot more fun and reloadable too ... just sayin' ... ;-)
    6 replies | 183 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 AM
    Plus the variety of .30 calibre bullets that a handloader can utilize in a .308 is huge ... from 100 grain half jacket "plinkers" up to 220 grain round nose (although in a .308 with a short action magazine the practical weight range is really from...
    22 replies | 427 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 AM
    Years ago when I shot in Black Powder muzzle-loading competitions we built our own brass "range rods" for steady, repeat shooting. We'd buy a long brass rod slightly under bore size and slightly longer than the barrel length and add a brass...
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    I had to replace a top bottle holder after the shot bottle side broke off spilling a bottle full of #7 1/2 shot all over the floor. The new piece from Mec for my model 700 doesn`t sit down as fully as the old one did on the drop tube. I`ve had a...
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    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    Back in the `60`s I worked with another plumber that brought a tricked out sniper version of a K 43 home from the war. He used to brag about the 300 + yd. shots he pulled on Mule deer out west with it. I realise both of mine are worth more than $5...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread 25-20 question in Cast Boolits
    I'd be interested to hear about your results. I have a Winchester '92 SRC in .25-20 WCF that I still need to work up some loads for ... :popcorn:
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:57 PM
    Couldn`t a set of standard .338/06 be machined with the AI shoulder?Robert
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:50 PM
    Reading all of this threads comments got me to thinking that I have both a G and a K-43 German semi auto 8mm sitting in my safe and me thinking `I should try making a load for them`? Any thoughts for my G/K 43`s?Robert
    32 replies | 4078 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:55 PM
    In years past I had 6 different mags delivered to sort of keep up with the changes in the field of firearms. Now I`m older and retired and tired of the `bubble gum` articles being printed. I`m down to just the NRA Rifleman and Handloader. I just...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:38 PM
    Found this recipe online a few days ago and I haven't tried it yet, but it sure sounds like something that I should try sometime very soon! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it ... Poor Mans Burnt Ends Poor Mans Burnt Ends are a...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    I've had this recipe for a while, but finally got around to taking it for a "test drive" a couple of days ago. Made the test loaf and we were busy the rest of that day so I froze it for future reference. Our 28 year old grandson and his good lady...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 09:54 PM
    When I built myself a custom rifle along the same guidelines years ago I started with a Remington 600 action, dropped it into a Browns Kevlar stock, and then took a used Remington 40X target barrel in .308 Winchester that I had on hand and we turned...
    22 replies | 427 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 01:47 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    Some days I actually pick up robo calls just to mess with them a bit. Since I'm retired if I keep some scamming idiot tied up on the phone for 5 or 10 minutes before he catches on and hangs up on me then he wasn't calling someone else who still...
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 11:15 AM
    You might be a RedNeck if your hound dog`s dog bed is more comfy than your own house one!Robert
    33 replies | 852 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 09:49 PM
    I did manage to get down to my shop and run some already cast and on hand Lyman 314299's through a sizer to reduce them down to .311" while my wife was napping. Now I just have to neck expand some brass so that I can load some of them into a few...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 09:44 PM
    I'm fairly sure that this rifle was put together by a target shooting enthusiast for his personal use and that it's not an actual MN rifle. Apparently many '03's with the "star" barrels were purchased for personal use and I'm fairly sure that this...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 09:37 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    If you have a phone with an integral answering machine have a look at the user manual. I only recently found out that our phone system with 3 handsets and an answering machine has a built in call blocker on it! We use the call display and caller...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 06:48 PM
    Keep digging around and I'm sure that you'll find something suitable in a suitable project gun. I plan to resurrect this original old half stock percussion sporter for my wife to shoot a bit. It came from the estate of an old friend and will be...
    14 replies | 348 view(s)
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    06-15-2018, 03:16 PM
    Hardcast416taylor replied to a thread Sos ! in Cookin' Recipe's
    The one single ingredient to have with SOS is Tobasco sauce on top.Robert
    11 replies | 246 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 03:11 PM
    Hardcast416taylor replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    I am glad that we have the caller ID option on our land line phone. When the phone rings, actually not very often anymore, if we don`t know the number or the name we just let it ring till my `I`m not here` message comes on. Most of the calls ring...
    36 replies | 722 view(s)
  • Canuck Bob's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 03:09 PM
    Thank you all. If I ever stumble on a good affordable shooter antique I won't hesitate. I've been bitten by the muzzleloader bug, both flint and cap patched ball. It is a shooting discipline that honors offhand marksmanship and is just silly...
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 01:46 PM
    Although generally this is true, I have several firearms (semi-auto pistols,single shot pistols and rifles) where it isn't necessary. Try both and see if there is a REAL difference. Good luck with your experimenting. Edd
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 12:43 PM
    Sure why not ... I'm getting old and I'm still shooting too! :kidding:
    14 replies | 348 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
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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