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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    That is the crux of the matter. We can have poor quality bullets or bullets unsuited to the barrel twist with excellent ES and SDs yet give poor accuracy. Conversely we can have good or excellent bullet and "high" ES and SDs that give excellent...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    I used a Redfield or Leupold one piece base to make a scout scope base for my sporter M38 6.5 Swede. It also will shoot sub moa 129 and 140 gr J bullets. I also forged the bolt handle for regular scope use, d&t for scope base and receiver sight...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    Army tests showed that a practiced person could fire the Springfield breech loader at a rate of 12 to 13 times a minute, Interesting manual fgd135. We see the above also in the Army's Manuals. However that rate of fire with a M1873 Carbine or...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:08 PM
    Bruce Not sure where you got your information and understanding but most of it is incorrect. I will address your questions. larry, i would value your opinion on some points as i understand them. i believe there were a number of army...
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  • tinhorn97062's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    tinhorn97062 replied to a thread Quickload help? in Our Town
    I’ll have to look again at that .45-70 load. I’ve already tested that one thoroughly, and it’s perfectly safe in my gun. I couldn’t recall the exact powder I used from memory, and couldn’t find my notes at the time of the post. I likely used 38gr of...
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    Yesterday, 11:19 AM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?348296-Quickload-help
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  • tinhorn97062's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 09:36 PM
    tinhorn97062 started a thread Quickload help? in Our Town
    I was hoping somebody who has QL installed would be able to run a couple loads for me. 1st: .38 Special, 158g SWC, 5.6g Power Pistol, OAL 1.445 2nd: .45-70, 530gr FN (RCBS mold), 38gr H4198, OAL 2.54 Thanks in advance!
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 04:55 PM
    Well, I have been to 3 county fairs, 2 hay rides and a hog killin'........
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  • LAGS's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 03:46 PM
    I have a S&W 27 that had the same chatter marks in the barrel when I first bought it. You could only see the marks when the barrel was dirty. They replaced the barrel with no problem. All work was done at one of their Warranty Repair Gunsmiths...
    34 replies | 838 view(s)
  • tinhorn97062's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 03:30 PM
    Bump again... Tuesday is the auction close, FYI. The current high bid is $60, and just as a reminder, absolutely 100% (and probably a little extra) of this auction’s proceeds will go to GoodOlBoy, to help with expenses associated with his wife’s...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 01:53 PM
    I've been shooting both the M1 and the M14/M1A since '64. The Army let me shoot lots of both. I also have owned several of each. I now own 2 M1As and no M1s. Absolutely nothing "wrong" with the M1 that the M1A does "fix" IMHO.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 12:49 PM
    Now that was an unintentional typo......thanks.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 12:44 PM
    I'll say you did "ok".......very nice!
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 11:43 AM
    Mustang Yes the AR 50's are fun to shoot for a few rounds. I've shot a couple of them along with numerous Barrett's and a couple McMillan's. Years ago myself and a couple friends even built a 50 cal. rifle. Fortunately I was paid to shoot most...
    81 replies | 1770 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 11:25 AM
    Bruce Fact is the Reno/Benteen half of the battalion survived the battle. The Battle at LBH comprised much more than just that one battalion GAC accompanied. There were many in the 7th Cavalry that survived and went on to finish the campaign...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 07:45 PM
    What lube? You might WQ the bullets immediately after cutting the sprue to harden them. Also suggest H4895 powder starting at 25 gr and work up to 29 gr. Use a Dacron filler. Also NS the cases.
    18 replies | 672 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 07:39 PM
    Thanks for the second set of pictures, easy to see the skidding. Obviously as you surmised and others have said the BHN 9 alloy is too soft. The WQ'd COWWs should be around 18 BHN so that is correctly understood now. Again, thanks for the...
    35 replies | 783 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 07:15 PM
    Well done. What alloy? What load?
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 06:40 PM
    Interesting information. Two of my M91s are Loewes and three are DWMs. The M91 Rifle and M1909 are both in very good to excellent conditions with perfect bores....both are great cast bullet shooters also. The other three were commercial...
    39 replies | 971 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 05:16 PM
    Nice try vzerone........I wondered if you were still close behind me......notice the messed up sentence; "That's Lewis machine Tolls who been around for a long time....remember Lewis Machine Guns?" "Lewis machine Tolls".........wasn't inferring...
    81 replies | 1770 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 01:35 PM
    I guess you could say I was raised on ARs since I shot my 1st one back in '65 at Fort Ord. In SEA we (173 ABN Bde) had the same problems with them as did everyone else.......We had XM16s, M16s and even a few "green guns (XM16s with green stocks). ...
    81 replies | 1770 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 10:27 AM
    A sound box with baffles (e.g. the tires) works in a different way than does a suppressor. The sound box captures the noise from the muzzle blast and attenuates it. The suppressor on the other hand captures the escaping gas at the muzzle and...
    32 replies | 1038 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 10:06 AM
    Not every cavalryman at the Battle at LBH died. Those that did didn't die because of the M1873 Carbine.
    18 replies | 694 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 10:04 AM
    The 12" twist will stabilize a 311299 down to 800 - 850 fps. Not only computed via the Miller Formula but have been there and done that. The 12" twist is an excellent choice for a factory built cast bullet rifle. It will also stabilize jacketed at...
    6 replies | 231 view(s)
  • LAGS's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 01:11 AM
    Years ago I had good luck and similar results using Herco instead of Unique. But I stopped using Herco, because there isn't any data in current loading manuals. I have a bunch of Herco from back when I loaded lots of shotgun shells, and would love...
    33 replies | 1094 view(s)
  • LAGS's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 12:56 AM
    I am currently rebuilding a S & W 25-2 rear sight to change the blade to get the pistol to be set at the elevation adjustment I want for my type of shooting. On the Pistol, I was able to carefully unthread the staked on Nut off the adjustment screw...
    3 replies | 158 view(s)
  • 303Guy's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 06:44 PM
    I made this scope base from an alloy bicycle crank arm. It's keyed, glued and screwed onto the charger bridge and glued and screwed onto the receiver ring. You can see the receiver ring part has been turned to suit the radius of the ring. That...
    29 replies | 1395 view(s)
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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