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    Today, 04:32 PM
    I used old-school dark thread cutting oil, so I am sure it was not a cutting fluid issue. I did not own a bore scope when I purchased the barrel, so I can not say when the damage occurred. Given that it never shot well and always copper fouled...
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    Today, 02:17 PM
    FWIW - I put a Douglas XX premium air gauged barrel that I chambered in .260Rem on a Savage action. Never could get it to group under 1 1/4" @ 100 yds. Finally bore scoped it and it has corrosion damage. Not pitting, but enough to ruin the finish...
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    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    Hannibal replied to a thread Ar 10 in CB Loads / Military Rifles
    I'm glad to hear yours are working for you. Maybe my cousin is doin' something wrong, and maybe he just drew a lemon. I know I've had my share of 'problem children'.
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    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    Hannibal replied to a thread Ar 10 in CB Loads / Military Rifles
    Usually I don't give much credence to brand names. But I'll go ahead and 'pony up' more for an Armalite when we're talking AR-10s. A cousin of mine paid a bit under $6 Bens for an AR-10 on a 'Black Friday' deal. It's a jam-a-matic. I feel bad for...
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    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    Hannibal replied to a thread Ar 10 in CB Loads / Military Rifles
    I do not claim to be an expert, but it appears mine is an 'A' series. All I know is it's eaten everything I've fed it so far without a hesitation, and that's what matters most to me.
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    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    I have a Lee 309-150 and a Lee 309-160. I was hoping one or both would work OK with 4227, but that powder is usually burns awfully dirty for me. Maybe some Win 296 or Reloader 7 will work OK. (?)
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    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    Mostly I was thinking a 300 AAC bolt action would make an economical and easy paper puncher with cast. Doesn't mean that will be the case, hence the reason I started this thread.
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    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    Hannibal replied to a thread Ar 10 in CB Loads / Military Rifles
    Mine came with a Magpul and I've since acquired a few more that fit without any mods.
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    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    I have a Ruger 10-22TD, but I am not particularly impressed with the accuracy. What I do like a lot is a Savage MKII FVSR, but it's nearly 2x your stated max length at 35". It has the factory 'tupperware' stock, and the finish is just a blued...
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    Yesterday, 06:16 PM
    Hannibal replied to a thread Ar 10 in CB Loads / Military Rifles
    I bought an Armalite AR-10 new late last year for less than $1K. Unless you just want the project, might be the easiest way. (?) YMMV.
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    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    I have a Zastava M85 that came chambered in .223/5.56. The barrel has a flaw which can not be corrected, so I plan to re-barrel the rifle in 300 AAC. Anyone here shooting cast in a 300 AAC bolt action? What weights/lubes/velocities have you...
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    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    Hannibal replied to a thread zastava rifles in Factory Rifles
    I bought one at Cabela's a couple of years ago. The thing shot pretty good one minute, then would act like a shotgun the next. Finally bought a borescope and found out a chunk of 1 land is simply missing about mid-barrel. Planning to rebarrel it in...
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    02-18-2018, 06:07 PM
    Yep. I bought mine to check for serious barrel defects and to monitor my cleaning processes. It's already saved me a bunch of trouble.
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    02-18-2018, 04:20 PM
    Chamber was not cut concentric to the barrel bore. Got one like that about 6 mo ago myself. Caught mine with a borescope. It's a tomato stake. No fixing that problem aside from cutting the stub off and rechambering it.
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    02-06-2018, 01:16 AM
    Hannibal replied to a thread Off grid communities in Our Town
    I'd say that depends on how you feel about mosquitos. My employer paid for me to visit there for a week once. Havre, Montana to be exact. That was enough for me to decide it wasn't my kind of place. This was in 1997 and the winter had been harsh....
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    02-03-2018, 06:24 PM
    Very well, Sir. You have your opinion, I have mine.
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    02-03-2018, 05:01 PM
    A similar analogy could be made of internal combustion engines. Does an 'engine builder' cast the block, crankshaft, heads, etc, etc, ad nauseam? In my opinion, the difference between a 'builder' and an 'assembler' lies in the fitting. ...
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    02-03-2018, 04:53 PM
    I agree completely.
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    02-03-2018, 03:31 PM
    I am of the opinion that if a firearm is 'too nice' to shoot, then it is too nice for me to own. I am not a collector, and see firearms as tools, not investments or items for display. Not everyone agrees, and I respect contradictory views. ...
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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
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