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    Today, 03:57 AM
    Well, the Remington 514 barrel came in today and it looks to be in pretty good shape. It turns out that it is 24.75" long, which might actually end up being long enough that that with one of the .22LR rounds it is chambered for, you might actually...
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    Today, 02:04 AM
    .50 BMG? Awh, gee, how *quaint*... :) I might know where you can get some 30mm casings. You'll have to clean them up a bit though...
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    Yesterday, 05:07 AM
    .255 bullets in a .22 mag barrel? Seems a bit large... Did you resize them to something like 0.225" first? According to the data over at BallisticsByTheInch, that looks to be a bit better than than .22LR and a bit less than .22 mag for that...
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    03-28-2017, 01:11 AM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Smooth bore .22LR in Rimfire Area
    Some of us have been experimenting with the power loads. The .22 caliber power loads fit the .22LR chambers and the .25 caliber power loads seem to fit the .22 mag chambers. ...
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    03-27-2017, 03:54 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Smooth bore .22LR in Rimfire Area
    I don't have a smoothbore barrel, but I've experimented with using .22 power loads (nail gun blanks) with 55 gr of bird shot sandwiched between two wads of paper towel rammed into the barrel from the muzzle end of the barrel. There is a definite...
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    03-27-2017, 12:31 AM
    With anything other than the lightest power loads, you would end up with the skirt separating from the head of the bullet.
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    03-26-2017, 12:20 AM
    I think you could open them up to 3/32" easy enough without drilling and thereby adding brass chips to your powder. Just taper a 1/8" diameter nail very gradually and push it down into the center of the crimped area with a drill press. You might...
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    03-25-2017, 05:27 AM
    When I used the gradually tapered nail in the (non-rotating) drill press to open up the .25 caliber power load, it just opened it a small amount, so it took a few taps to get it all the power into the powder measure tray. I was thinking that if I...
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    03-24-2017, 10:06 PM
    Well, I finally got around to disassembling the .25 caliber power loads tonight and weighed the powder charges. The Omark "brown" S3 load had 1.4 gr of a charcoal colored flake powder in it and the Omark "black" S4 load had 1.6 gr of a powder...
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    03-23-2017, 06:56 PM
    Assuming the original ad was correct, the breech end of the Remington 514 barrel looks like this: I'm thinking that could reduced section could be threaded and then a "chamber" could be screwed onto it that was just the size necessary for the...
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    03-23-2017, 06:35 PM
    Shipping would make it not worthwhile. I sent you a link to another one that the seller had listed.
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    03-23-2017, 03:35 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    But it's colder... And if you are wanting to keep the ice cream that you just bought at the store to not be a milkshake by the time you get home, it can make sense. The good thing about the 2-liter bottles is that they are *very* watertight and...
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    03-23-2017, 03:32 PM
    I won a bid on eBay for a Remington 514 barrel (24.5" long) that is chambered in .22LR. No one else was bidding on it and I thought that just maybe I can use it to make a test barrel for the .25 or .22 power loads. Supposedly, the chamber end of...
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    03-23-2017, 03:22 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    I keep a couple of 2-liter soft drink bottles filled with salt water and frozen in my deep freezer at all times and toss them in a cooler if we are going grocery shopping and might not be back home directly. When I used to be into cycling and would...
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    03-23-2017, 03:09 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    There are quite a few videos and web pages about how to convert a cheaper cooler into one that can hold ice for as long as the Yeti type coolers. Nothing magic happening with the Yeti type coolers -- it's just thicker insulation.
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    03-23-2017, 02:54 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    Well, if you've got the freezer to do that with, you could just go ahead and freeze your own ice. :) I used large stainless steel bowls for making my ice for a cooler.
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