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    Yesterday, 03:04 AM
    That is gibberish. Would you care to translate it into one of the top 10 modern languages?
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    12-14-2017, 01:35 PM
    The Second Amendment bars Congress from writing laws that infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It does not infringe on my right to call the dude in the video a moron for using a 50 BMG to hunt deer. :razz:
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    12-14-2017, 01:15 AM
    Iron military sights at 100 yards? Not bad at all!! I agree that a slower powder might help tighten things up, though mine loves Varget with 140s and 129s. But nothing shoots as well as 160grs RN over H4350.
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    12-13-2017, 07:20 PM
    RPRNY replied to a thread 6.5 Swede in Military Rifles
    Dutchman seals it. Does yours have the little extension sleeve on the end of the barrel? Those imported before 1968 (GCA) generally do. My sporter does. What a lovely rifle.
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    12-13-2017, 05:59 PM
    I think it was a non-expanding through and through the eye sockets. In any event, shooting deer with a 50 BMG is quite stupid.
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    12-13-2017, 05:20 PM
    I have killed hogs a plenty with the 30-40 in a Krag sporter and this year did a "retro" elk hunt with it. Loaded 210 grs 311284 over IMR4227, a good 200 yard load. Sadly, my hunt was cut short due to a work "emergency", so I never got a shot in. ...
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    12-12-2017, 06:08 PM
    If it has sat as described, your BP should be fine. It's certainly worth trying out. First, open and see what you've got. If it's dry and still powder - hasn't turned to cake - then check to make sure that the flake size is still consistent with the...
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    12-12-2017, 01:01 PM
    None of the slower powders are very good choices for cast. Because cast offers less resistance than jacketed, and therefore moves more quickly down the barrel, and because it is easier to get good accuracy with cast at lower velocities (sub 2,000 ft...
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    12-11-2017, 09:21 PM
    Mysterious and interesting!
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    12-06-2017, 01:57 AM
    Sorry, didn't realize the red powder coated monster was the .62. Like! Looks quite impressive loaded as well ;-)
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    12-05-2017, 07:37 PM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?306128-The-626-Pigpocalypse Have done similar. Load .626" 370 grs ball over 95 grs OE FFg in 20 ga brass for 1344 fps. 2" - 2.5 MOA. Details in linked thread above. Would love to see that .62 cal...
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    12-05-2017, 06:46 PM
    Thus the famous Marine saying "If we don't have it, the Army ain't done with it". There is some, albeit wholly unsubstantiated, rumor that when the US armed forces were in the Philippines running around after the Huks (and Moros) in the early...
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    12-05-2017, 05:53 PM
    RPRNY replied to a thread 8mm-06 ?? in Military Rifles
    Never fear, Mr. C.E. Harris has you covered. http://www.castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?13425-Cast-Bullet-Loads-for-Military-Rifles-Article The 8mm 06 would fall within the 180 grs - 200 grs range: "Sixteen Grains of #2400 is the...
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    12-04-2017, 01:40 PM
    Do you need a gold star too? Take all the "credit" you like for whatever you want, and then have a good cry.
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    12-04-2017, 01:29 PM
    I will have to disagree with BR. You may make and use paper cartridges with your muzzle loader rifle with great effect and convenience, and they need not be torn open. Nor do they need to be made of nitrated paper. You are not going to war with...
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    12-04-2017, 12:22 PM
    The 308, as described above, was a bad compromise made during a transition period in weapons and tactics technology. The fact that numerous civilians have fallen for the marketing ploy that 1/2" or less in bolt throw and 5oz of weight savings in...
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    11-22-2017, 07:03 PM
    Lee will send you a custom seating plunger if you send them a boolit and some shekels.
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    11-22-2017, 07:00 PM
    Yes, you can. With some YouTube help and encouragement from folks here, this is possible. The tough parts are getting the old barrel off - gruntwork and much foul language, and setting headspace with new barrel, finesse work and much foul language.
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    11-22-2017, 01:27 PM
    Pietro, Thanks for the info. These look more interesting than the "Pointer" H&R knock-offs, although I do like an external hammer in a single shot. Hope the info on rifle chamberings being offered is correct.
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    11-21-2017, 01:44 PM
    The most certain way is to do a chamber cast. But, if the bolt face is @ .567", the chamber length to throat is about 2.12" long and a .308 bullet seems a slightly loose fit in the muzzle, then it is most likely 7.62x54R. If in doubt, cadge a sized...
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    11-21-2017, 03:12 AM
    RPRNY replied to a thread H&R handi 44 mag. in Factory Rifles
    Well, people have had success in the 260 - 280 grs range with their H&Rs, so Greenhill be d****d. The H&R forum over at Graybeard will provide excruciating detail and a wealth of information.
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    11-21-2017, 12:13 AM
    Never mind. Remembered. The "U" spring needs to be pushed out slightly to catch the indent on the latch. Placed a grain of extruded powder behind the spring, enough to catch the indent. Once indexed, it gets crushed. Anyway. All good.
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    11-20-2017, 06:57 PM
    RPRNY replied to a thread H&R handi 44 mag. in Factory Rifles
    Two issues. 1) the twist rate that H&R chose, 1:38, undermines the use of the long, heavy for caliber bullets that would, otherwise, be ideal for that rifle 2) many of the H&R 44Mag barrels were overbore - like .431" - .432" Happily, both of...
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    11-20-2017, 06:41 PM
    Just took an Uberti Schofield replica apart for a deep clean. It's been a while. On reassembly, the barrel latch needs to index a little indent on the rear facing right side (when looking down the barrel from the grip/hammer end) onto the slight...
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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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