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    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    Swiss: I'd like to read your range report after you shoot the rifle. The IAB actions are every bit as reliable as the more expensive replicas, and I've read that competitive target rifles have been made up from them by doing some good gunsmithing...
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    01-20-2018, 07:02 PM
    The IAB Sharps is the one with the safety tab where the hammer strikes the firing pin. I bought one of these back in 1982 and still have it. Most guys with Sharps replicas joke that IAB means "It's always broken". They are nice rifles, but not as...
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    01-20-2018, 06:46 PM
    I modified an 1894 Mauser to use WASR single stack magazines. I used a .308 bore barrel because I only shoot handloads, and I like that there's more bullet selections in this caliber. I chambered it with a Lapua spec. reamer. I've only shot J...
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    01-20-2018, 06:09 PM
    A Mauser bolt disassembly tool is that hole in the stock. To disassemble a Mauser bolt (make sure that the rifle is empty) cock the action and put the safety on safe. Now pull open the bolt release, (the ejector box), and withdraw the bolt from...
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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