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  • armoredman's Avatar
    07-31-2020, 05:19 AM
    I got my best results in 7.62x39mm with cast sized to .311, powder coated. Also the best powder for 7.62x39mm is Accurate Arms #1680, in my humble opinion. This is 8 out of 10 on the big steel at 200 yards from an 11 inch barreled BREN 2 MS pistol...
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    07-31-2020, 05:14 AM
    They are actually stepping out about 1750FPS. Nice noticeable interval between BANG and CLANG. Clean up is easy - the gas piston drops very easily once you know the trick on the thing. Disassembly is relatively quick, too, not as fast as the...
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    07-31-2020, 01:37 AM
    Clear Lacquer , thinned down with lacquer Thinner is a good option. Finger Nail Polish is very similar and can be thinned with Lacquer thinner too. But Acetone seems to dry faster. You can also just use Nail Polish Remover as a thinner / wetting...
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    07-30-2020, 01:59 PM
    The Old Roll Caps or when they had Green Sticky Caps would set off a rifle no problem. But the newer caps today just don't have the power. That is why I switched to the Prime All or other mixed primer compounds. I started playing with different...
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    07-30-2020, 10:43 AM
    The tool makes #11 caps that work well. So far in my testing, I am getting good results with several types of Priming Compounds. Toy Roll Caps work , as well as the powder out of the Plastic Toy Caps. But it is a lot of extra time to recover the...
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    07-27-2020, 02:31 PM
    I second the Fingernail polish. That and those small bottles of car Touch Up paint. But there are more color selections in the nail polish , and are probably cheaper.
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    07-26-2020, 10:44 PM
    I use Acrylic Finger Nail powder to make front sight inserts and also to Raise the height of the front sight. You can order it in many colors and is mixed with the monomer liquid to a liquid or a paste. It dries very quickly and can be sanded to...
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  • armoredman's Avatar
    07-26-2020, 06:04 AM
    That is very nice, well done! I got a dot on my BREN 2 the other day, green dot SIG MSR, a present, and the difference was noticeable. This is 8 out of 10 at 200 yards kneeling, braced. 129gr NOE powder coated.
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    07-25-2020, 09:46 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread A Question of Nipples in Muzzleloading.
    A musket cap nipple is fatter on the shank. The length can vary too. I recently ordered one by mistake. I am going to hold on to it and see if I might want to try musket caps in the near future. The one I ordered is a metric thread that fits a...
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    07-23-2020, 11:25 AM
    Since there seems to be another Cap shortage again, I think I will start playing with making my own Caps again. I used the H-48 mix before and it worked Ok for the most part. But I am going to play with the FH42 priming mix and see if it does any...
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    07-16-2020, 11:13 AM
    I have built stocks for Mauser 98 actions in 30-06 , 35 Whelens , 25-06 , .308 , and many other calibers without any Cross Bolts and most rifles were Glass Bedded . None have ever had a problem. On old Mil Surp Sporterized stocks , I took out the...
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    07-15-2020, 02:16 PM
    I have 4 of the S&K no drill mounts on some of the Mil Surps. They work great with the right scope. I haven't had a chance to try any of the other S&K mounts
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    07-14-2020, 10:24 PM
    I love this addiction too. But it is time for me to start cutting back a bit , so I have been selling off all the Safe Queen's that have been finished for years as well as spare parts that I have and don't have room to buy another action to build...
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    07-14-2020, 10:18 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Vz24 8mm06 in CB Loads / Military Rifles
    I built two 8mm-06's in the past. An old Speer Manual had loads for it as I think Cartridges of the world. Those were two fine shooting Poor Man's Magnums. In a way , I liked them better than my 35 Whelens
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  • armoredman's Avatar
    07-12-2020, 06:13 AM
    Cleaned the BREN 2 after about 500 rounds of cast boolits...powder coating is where it is at. The barrel looked great and cleaned up quick. Very minimal leading on the gas piston, came off in a jiffy. Gotta make more...
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    07-11-2020, 11:34 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread 1895 chilean mauser in Military Rifles
    I built my small Ring with a Short chambered 257 Roberts barrel for a Large ring action. I just had the shank turned down and rethreaded to the small Ring shank size. Friends had the same thing done in .308 and 7x57 Sporter barrels. At the time a...
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    07-09-2020, 03:33 PM
    Iíve never had to use small base dies even resizing machine gun brass, however this is not to say others havenít had these problems. I think it boils down to where you get your brass from. Are you buying 7.62nato bulk brass possibly fired from...
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    07-09-2020, 01:45 PM
    I think making an " Improved " case is a good option. The Finn's made the cartridge in other calibers also for Civilian Hunting Rifles. But keep in mind the pressure limits of the action. The MN is fairly strong , but the actions are Old and...
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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