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  • HollowPoint's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 AM
    Hi gzig5; and thanks. I bedded my K31's action back when I first bought it. I used AcraGlass. At the time I thought I had really screwed up because after bedding it I was unable to separate the action from the stock. For the longest time...
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    02-04-2016, 10:53 AM
    I don't know if a "Dimmer Switch" will work or not. The critical thing would be that whatever switch you use has to be able to function within the same electrical capabilities than your motor. Also: you can't use a DC switch on an AC setup or vice...
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    02-03-2016, 09:31 PM
    I think it will work. I do mine one at a time using my cordless drill and an adapted 5/8" socket. I have one of those socket-extension-adapters that goes from 3/8" to 1/4." This allows me to chuck the socket up in my cordless drill. The socket...
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    02-03-2016, 11:57 AM
    My manuals don't include any of the Reloader powders. It's more of a specialty Hodgdons magazine type of reloading manual. I have several of them and since it's put out by Hodgdons, they tend to stick to loads that mainly highlight their...
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    02-03-2016, 11:35 AM
    Before I got into metal working machinery I started out with hack-saws and metal files. It takes a little longer but you can accomplish many of the same things with alot less expense. From the looks of your pics, you have succeeded. ...
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    02-02-2016, 05:10 PM
    I finally got a chance to get to the shooting range to fire off my first batch of loaded 6.5x55 rounds for testing accuracy potential of my newly re-barreled and re-chambered K31. Finally! It was freaken-cold at the range and I was shivering...
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    02-01-2016, 07:17 PM
    Pretty soon you'll have enough to make your wife a nice fur coat with. Imagine the elegance. If you leave the tails on you can hang sequins off of them just to add to the glamour. :kidding: HollowPoint
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    01-30-2016, 11:57 PM
    Back when I had my savage rifle and I didn't have the appropriate Go-Gauge to go with the only barrel change I've ever done on one, I used an empty brass case of the kind I planned on reloading with as my Go-Gauge. I knew that the brand of...
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    01-26-2016, 08:21 PM
    "Building the suppressor itself wouldn't be hard for you. But you would want to consider which materials and design to use, and that can be a vexing issue with some of us." I agree with you a hundred percent. I guess I'll just cross that bridge...
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    01-25-2016, 11:20 AM
    Thanks McFred; I did dream of making my own suppressor. I'm pretty sure I could but I was less than confident when it came to filling out all the paper work and jumping through all the hoops required to actually acquire or build a suppressor. ...
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    01-24-2016, 12:36 PM
    I get an email notice in my inbox every time someone writes a reply on this thread. I feel like I'm ignoring you if I don't post a reply to your replies. Many thanks everyone; and you are welcome. I've appreciated your comments throughout...
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    01-24-2016, 12:08 AM
    I use this particular 30 caliber suppressor for my 223, my 30-303 and now the 6.5x55. It's user serviceable so I can shoot cast lead bullets and I'm able to take it apart for cleaning. Lead loads tend to line the inside with a thin layer of...
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    01-23-2016, 02:44 PM
    Here's a small amount of proof for those who followed this project thread confirming that you were being told the truth at every turn. Best of luck to any and all who may undertake the same project with their own K31 rifles. I'll be back to...
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    01-23-2016, 02:13 PM
    Thanks taco: I'm uploading the video I mentioned before onto my YouTube account even as I write this reply. It was such a massive video file that I had to chop it up even further just to get it down to an up-loadable size. Even then it was...
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    01-22-2016, 05:39 PM
    OK; I'm just messing with you. I finally got a chance to make the 85 mile round trip to the desert to Proof-Test my newly re-barreled and re-chambered K31 Swiss. I drove all that way and I forgot to take my length of cord to act as my...
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    01-19-2016, 11:47 AM
    Thanks Everyone: I appreciate you compliments and cautions. HollowPoint
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    01-18-2016, 11:43 PM
    Thanks taco: I may get brave and do a slide show type of video to post to my YouTube account. I'm still mulling that over. In all my searching for this type of information on the internet, I never once came across any kind of documentation on...
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    01-18-2016, 07:44 PM
    Frank; your welcome. I'd have to go back and re-read that particular post but I thought I said something like, "2.0 mm per whatever" cause I didn't really know how to write it correctly. I also recall admitting that "I Suck when it comes to the...
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    01-17-2016, 11:44 AM
    Thanks guys; I'm glad to finally get this far on this project. I have a bunch of stuff I need to get caught up on around the house because of this project. (Mow the lawn, fix a roof leak, wash the truck, etc, etc, etc.) I'll be really glad when I...
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    01-16-2016, 10:36 PM
    I bet it's a plastic revolver of some sort. I think that the evolution of personal defense revolvers and auto loaders has already reached its peak. Anything that hits the market now that claims to be "New," or "Revolutionary," or "Improved"...
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  • HollowPoint's Avatar
    01-16-2016, 10:08 PM
    HollowPoint replied to a thread ruger air rifles? in AirGuns
    The Ruger Yukon is just a clone of the Umarex Octane. (or vice versa) The only difference is that the Ruger has a wooden stock while the Octane has the synthetic stock. I own and shoot a Umarex Octane and I've been extremely happy with it. A...
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  • HollowPoint's Avatar
    01-16-2016, 07:42 PM
    I'll be back after I've done my Proof-Testing. As always, your input is welcome. HollowPoint
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    01-16-2016, 07:35 PM
    Thanks dutch.
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    01-15-2016, 05:43 PM
    I may be the proud owner of a 6.5x55 soon and I was wondering; what kind of velocities are you guys getting from your military surplus rifles and the tight twists they come with shooting the various weights of cast lead bullets? Mine will be a...
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    01-15-2016, 11:08 AM
    Thanks Taco: I was headed into the home-stretch but now I find myself swamped with work so I'm thinking it won't be till Thursday or Friday of next week till I can assemble the rifle. Who knows, I may get impatient and put it together after work...
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    01-13-2016, 05:28 PM
    I finally got the chance to Flute and Powder-Coat my Barrel-Nut. It's been a while since I set up and used the 4th-Axis on my mill. The "Pucker-Factor" was definitely in play during this machining operation. Those of you who have ever crashed a...
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    01-12-2016, 05:35 PM
    Same here. I did a quick google search for any info on Primer-Sealant color codes but all I could find were color codes on the bullets themselves. It's not really that important right now. Heck, I don't even have a rifle to shoot them out of yet....
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    01-12-2016, 11:21 AM
    I thought about pulling the bullet and checking but this is not my cartridge so if I do that I'll have to wait till I get permission from the actual owner. By then the brass I traded for will have arrived so I will have taken it apart for nothing;...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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