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    Today, 12:30 AM
    My Armaite uses modified m 14 mags.
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    Today, 12:29 AM
    I built my AR-10 with 2 uppers one is 243 win 1-7 twist for the 107-115 vlds 26" long. and a 22-250 rem upper 1-7 twist for the 80 grn vlds. These both feed and function fine and use adjustable gas blocks. Barrels are kriegers. This rifle shoots...
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    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    There isn't as much actual lead in a car battery as people think the plates are thin and spacers between along with everything else in there. I did some work in a shop for valenite ( a battery company in Toledo) and when ask for new lead to test the...
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    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    I'm pretty fussy about my optics, lots of failed or questionable scopes on my "take-off" shelf and almost exclusively VX-3's on my serious hunting rifles these days. When I was looking for a spotting scope awhile back a Bushnell came out on top for...
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    Yesterday, 11:36 PM
    Battery plates are very dangerous to cast and work with. And there may be some undesired materials in the lead now. If a scrap yard is buying them sell them and buy known lead to cast with. Battery terminals and posts washed down can be used if...
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    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    Yes, for the most part. I've collected Winchesters long enough to give myself a little room. They used both receivers between 5000 and 6000 and a very few second variation rifles have serial numbers under 5000. Can't rule out the possibility that...
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    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    I think the 23ds are one rifle that just need a unertal JR in 8-10 power. The rifles classic simple lines and the full length scope with external adjustments just seem to go together in my eye
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    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    I saw one Number 1 in 22 long rifle years ago. There was a gunsmith that specialized in this modification. The block link was modified to lower firing pin to hit the rim at 6:00 and the disconnector altered. Extractor was also altered.Yyou had your...
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    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    Not a fan of Tomato soup, but cream of chicken works as well also with the grilled cheese for me
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    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Scopes can be 1/8 moa, 1/4 moa or 1/2moa click adjustment. This translates for the 1/8 moa to 1/8" at 100yds, 1/4" at 200 yards, 3/8" at 300 yards, or 1.25 at 1000yds. In order to get what you want you need to know velocity and BC for the bullet...
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    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    I put a slice of turkey, ham, or bolanga in my grilled cheese with a slice of sharp chedder on each side
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Congrats! I'll bet I can guess the serial number in five tries or less. ;-)
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Sounds like an awesome collection of rifles and memories. I hope you'll pass both on to your kids someday. Enjoy!
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    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    Is this an original period forging or from one of the many reproductions being made today? Would be interesting to measure it out on the lower frames length and see if the stock is there for the pins. Could it have been forged long enough to have...
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    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    I would also bet there were way more shots under 300 yds than there were over 300 yds. They got fairly close to start and took out the lead animal first and then gunned while the herd milled around the downed lead animal. The experienced hunters...
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    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    My 23d was set up with appeture sights. globe fromt and target rear. rear receiver ring had 2 8-48 holes and one 10-48 hole I used a piece of brownels blank weaver rail drilled and counter sunk the 3 holes in it and bedded it t the action. This has...
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    Yesterday, 12:25 AM
    B.I.S. The old timers also learned that the flat belts would slip or "jump" the pulley before breaking or damaging the tooling most times. The vee belt added grip would break tooling meaning more work in setting. ...
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    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    My C Sharps Hi Wall 38-55 is a 1-12 twist mcgowen barrel. I'm currently shooting a 365 grn nasa out of it with great results out to 500 yds. I very seldom ring a ram, That bullet takes them over reliably. The CPA is a 40-65 with 1-14 twist(?) and...
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    Yesterday, 12:02 AM
    A simple way to make a baffle from old plastic pop bottles. Cut out the center section and split so it can be laid down flat. This gives a piece around 3" X 4" depending on bottle. wash this piece down and dry well. while under hot water start...
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    02-18-2018, 06:47 PM
    Baffles accomplish a couple things, First they maintain a constant level of powder on the measure drum regardless of amount in the hopper. Second they maintain a consistant flow into the chamber. Third with stick powders and some flake powders they...
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    02-18-2018, 06:39 PM
    I believe with the moving of the factory, all the companies they have bought and the costs training they have over extended themselves. During the rush years they managed now with the slowed sales and complaints of poor quality they are struggling....
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    02-18-2018, 01:46 PM
    It would work mounting solid might be tricky but could be done. The thing to so would be go to a larger dia drum that's shorter in length. This would keep the surface feet per minute of the drum higher with the lower rpms giving better action...
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    02-18-2018, 12:48 AM
    Add a couple riser blocks soldered to base and a side pin on the safety knob the safety would be useable also.
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    02-17-2018, 09:30 PM
    I'm in the process of putting up a new larger garage right now. part of this new building is a hobby shop ( bought the lathe, mill and a lot of tooling already) So a lot of that expensive tooling will be made here. I have a C-Sharps highwall 38-55...
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    02-17-2018, 09:20 PM
    I have metered unique with several measures Harrels shutzen model, very good .1 grn or less. redding br 30 also very good at .1, belding and mull good but slow, rcbs uniflow large drum (only one I have) with micrometer adjustment. Fair.2 grns . ...
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    02-17-2018, 08:52 PM
    It could be an off centered chamber or one not cut parallel to the bore. How does it measure round or egg shaped? measure with good mics at 90* at one point. Another is how are the dimensions as to specs. If large then it may have been a tail...
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    02-17-2018, 08:42 PM
    Sorry I got the title wrong. I'm interested in these rifles and may build one in the future. I have his other mentioned above and feel its very good on the info. So I went with this one also. Theres always room on the shelves for one more book....
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    02-17-2018, 06:17 PM
    Thin Man, I see that here to with autions. Guns hunting gear and reloading equipment usually bring more than new cost. Its the new buyers they have the mentality its a contest and wont lose out. I don't know how many times Ive heard I won that one...
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    02-17-2018, 06:00 PM
    Yesterday I ordered a book Ive been wanting for awhile. Randolh S Wrights Loading and shooting the Shutzen rifle. Hoping its as good and informative as his Loading and shooting the Paper Patched bullet A Beginners Guide is. Simply more information...
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I was a NRA High Power rifle competitor for 20+ years with the service rifle also Long Range. I am widowed and Have Multiple Schlrocis. Im just getting into Black Powder Cartridges and cast rifle bullets now. Also have shot alot of handguns Ipsic and Bowling pins with cast bullets.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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