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  • Kestrel4k's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 03:12 PM
    Nothing wrong with .45ACP, but the platforms can get a little spendy if ya go all out. ;-)
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    03-27-2017, 03:03 PM
    Very very nice - really well done. I don't know where to start with all the things I like about your project / setup. :)
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    03-23-2017, 09:26 PM
    Just a couple pics to try to demonstrate the nice proportions of a fixed-power Leupold 2x Compact on the Marlin 336: Edit: Actually, I may have newer pics after I mounted a shorter (i.e. a more modern M-336 revision) Weaver rail - these...
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    03-23-2017, 01:42 PM
    Not much love for the 8mm RM above; no big suprise either. I'd go for the .300H&H as well, my two cents. With the capabilities of the very popular.300WM & .338WM, some of the many reasons why the 8mm RM lost favor as it did. My older brother...
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    03-22-2017, 11:05 AM
    My Marlin 336's have Weaver one-piece bases & Weaver rings - as solid as it gets & quite inexpensive. Pretty easy to find used Weaver bases & rings for ~$25 total. As you mention the 40mm objective, it sounds like you're talking about the Lp...
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    03-21-2017, 08:18 PM
    .358 repeaters are great (perfect IMO) but will most likely be over budget. What about the .44 Mag Rossi M92's? Mine is quite nice for the money, and has a 1:30 twist IIRC. The OP has mentioned farmland; my only concern is that some ranges might...
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    03-14-2017, 07:24 PM
    Perhaps the better term was 'bolt thrust'; I confess it has been a while. A straight case tends to grip the chamber walls better, while a gradually-tapered case grips less & therefore puts more force on the bolt. We still have the upper limit...
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    03-14-2017, 04:24 PM
    Not many folks talk about backthrust these days, but since the M94 doesn't have the strongest or stiffest action, I would go with the case w/ less taper. PO Ackley demonstrated this behavior by successfully firing an improved ctg. (.30-30 AI ??) in...
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    03-08-2017, 02:26 PM
    Kestrel4k replied to a thread Lucky Find in Factory Rifles
    +1 on that; Quickload models your suggested load to be ~120,000 psi lol. ;)
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    03-07-2017, 01:39 PM
    Kestrel4k replied to a thread Lucky Find in Factory Rifles
    I have read that propellent velocity (i.e. imagine a 'zero-grain bullet') is about 7000 fps - so it becomes extraordinarily difficult to get just about any bullet past 5000-5500 fps. Count me among the skeptical on velocities at 6000 fps or...
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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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