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    Today, 06:51 PM
    Looks good, you've got a lot of casting and shooting to do to use all that up!
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    Today, 05:56 PM
    Yes Jeff is a great guy, I've been on the phone with him while he was running the combine, always there to help!
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    Today, 11:08 AM
    6 bids at 62.00, couple days left, not bad the last I looked at was 157.00 buy it now IIRC
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    Today, 10:55 AM
    HollowPoint thanks for the link and info, I'll check it out later today. I thought the same thing about the mainspring affecting the trigger, I found several posts where people claim that was the fix for this problem so for 15 dollars thought I...
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    Yesterday, 05:35 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    This guy just likes to have fun, and the recoil doesn't seem to bother him either, guess it's no wimps allowed with the m95, want some cheese with that whine ;-)
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    02-19-2019, 11:51 AM
    Yup! Before I switched to push-thru sizers for all my powder-coated boolits, I sized a bunch (1200+?) of Lee 358-150 RNs using a flat top-punch because I didn't have an RN punch that fit the nose profile (and was too lazy that day to customize a...
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    02-19-2019, 11:29 AM
    Kraschenbirn replied to a thread CBs for .308? in Cast Boolits
    Try the forum's 'custom search' function. Entering ".308 cast boolits" will get you 10+ pages of threads pertaining to loading/shooting cast in the .308. Bill
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    02-15-2019, 04:24 PM
    +1 on Lubriplate. Works great on 1911 slides and barrel bushings, too.
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    02-15-2019, 04:15 PM
    Kraschenbirn replied to a thread EBay has checks in Our Town
    Dropped fleaBay and PayPal years and years ago. Had just agreed on a deal with a private seller for a .32-20 Contender barrel when, suddenly, he just disappeared from eBay and PayPal altogether. Contacted their customer service and was told he'd...
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    02-13-2019, 11:34 AM
    For those wondering about push button rifling, Bob Hart thought it worked fine and Hart barrels have a very good reputation for accuracy.
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    02-11-2019, 02:47 PM
    Belding & Mull with a homemade vibrator. I burn a lot of 4198 and, once adjusted for the desired volume/weight, I weigh every third charge and only rarely do I see anything outside +/- 1/10 gr. variance. I also believe, that practice and...
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    02-11-2019, 09:41 AM
    Yes parts are hard to find for the Swiss beauties. Rock Solid has some neat after market parts for them like 10 round magazine, new firing pin, and mainspring.
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    02-10-2019, 11:46 PM
    I got the RSI replacement main spring in Saturdays mail, put it in the bolt tonight, now to find some trigger time.
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    02-10-2019, 06:18 PM
    Sorry, I spoke in error...40-year memory lapse. Thinking back, I probably used .375 H&H Mag - cut off and straight-walled - 'cause a .375 had passed through my hands around that time and I would've had some brass left after I sold it to an Air...
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    02-10-2019, 04:42 PM
    Another thought...if the OP really has to have a .45 bolt gun, how 'bout a .458 American? No alteration to bolt face, simple rebarrel (or rebore), minimal (if any) rework of action rails, and brass easily formed from 30-06. Use .45-70 data and...
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    02-10-2019, 12:27 PM
    You say 'converted to 30-06'...was it rebarreled or just rechambered and, therefore, actually a '.31-06'? Some of the rechamber jobs can be really decent shooters. An acquaintance has one with a military barrel that was 'sporterized' in the '50s...
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    02-10-2019, 11:40 AM
    For small areas, like mold cavities, Q-tips work best for me. I've kept a small screw-top jar of graphite on the workbench for many years...a little messy sometimes but it's the best all-round dry lube I've found yet. Makes a pretty good lube for...
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    02-08-2019, 09:00 PM
    Kraschenbirn replied to a thread M1 Garand in WWL in Our Town
    How many movies have we seen where North American T-6s were decked out in Luftwaffe or JNAF markings...or a Bf-108 'Taifun' (trainer) was passed off as a Bf-109 fighter? Bill
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    02-07-2019, 03:59 PM
    Plus it is light weight and that has become more of a concern the last few years.
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    02-07-2019, 03:20 PM
    I'm glad I read this! I was cruising Ebay just a few days back looking for K31 parts and found a bolt for HIGH price, was tempted to post a link but didn't, could've been curtains!!!!!
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    02-07-2019, 02:56 PM
    Mine sits on the shelf with the other manuals, the white plastic spline is cracked and doubt I will mess with it.
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    02-07-2019, 02:53 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Bull Plate? in Casting Equipment
    An ounce will last a lifetime if you don't spill it. I now use Amsoil Saber 2 stroke oil, works just the same.
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    02-07-2019, 02:48 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    My daughter just left for work and I let her read a couple posts here, I won't post what she said but I'm still giggling, the kid got my sense of humor! Still chuckling:bigsmyl2:
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    02-07-2019, 12:25 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    All I had was 15 rds of the Nazi stuff and that was a long time ago, but yes it had a thump to it. Somebody with some Nazi ammo left could pull one down and weigh the powder charge, I just used an online recoil calculator. I did find it interesting...
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    02-07-2019, 11:40 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    Battis if you look at post 31 you'll see I used the load I shoot of 4064, I only had 15 rounds of the Nazi ammo and shot it up years ago, but I did chrono 5 rounds of it. 9-27-09 2265-2330-2215-2339-2275, 2285 FPS average, if you corrected that...
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Been shooting since I was 8 and reloading since I was in high school.
East Central IL
Shooting sports, biking, canoeing, and about anything else that takes me out into the boondocks.
Ex-renovation contractor; semi-retired and doing insurance property inspections on contract basis.


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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