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    12-07-2019, 12:58 PM
    Bigslug replied to a thread Rebarrel K98? in Military Rifles
    I'll second the suggestion of 7x57, since your modifications will likely only need to consist of the barrel swap. That action needs some hefty tuning to work with .308-length rounds, and the .30-06 is a trifle long to fit without surgery. There...
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    11-29-2019, 07:10 PM
    The semi-pistol grip stocks are a huge help in controlling the rifle - especially if you are loading for thump - however, on a straight stock high wall, the finger lever sort of gives you one, so check your options for comfort. My Dad is somewhat...
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    11-28-2019, 08:06 PM
    Until you've tested exactly what you're going to shoot, you haven't tested exactly what you're going to shoot. It's your life insurance policy - spend the two bucks a pop to find out if your provider is worthwhile.
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    11-28-2019, 08:02 PM
    Just load it hot in .38 cases like Elmer intended. By the time you shove it down into a .357 case and crimp over the front band, you'll be dealing with about the same case capacity anyway. But if you don't have the mold yet, there's other...
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    11-28-2019, 07:56 PM
    Can't tell you a durn thing about powdercoating, but. . . .30-06 will give you more room in the neck, and there are more mold choices with lube grooves that are proportioned for that neck. You've also got more magazine and throat to shoot...
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    11-28-2019, 02:09 PM
    I've done some armchair head-scratching on that topic over the last few years. The GI standard spring is 16 pounds, but I've personally observed that the gun seems happier running with an 18.5 pounder under "sane" operating conditions. Just...
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    11-17-2019, 02:48 PM
    Let's see if I've got old Blaise and BW's bullet points square in my bean: Even if a person lives what they perceive to be their purpose to the fullest every day; makes it their reason for getting out of bed every morning; goes to bed and sleeps...
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    11-16-2019, 10:24 AM
    Black Sharpie.
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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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