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    05-16-2019, 09:51 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread PSA Stripped Lowers in Military Rifles
    These are great deals, but it may not be so great if your dealer charges you upwards of $50 each to do the background checks etc for them. I cannot fault the dealers as they have to do the paperwork and save the paperwork forever and not get any...
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    05-16-2019, 09:48 AM
    That is a good point, if armed thugs break into your home, and you shoot one or more of them, nowadays the media will rake you over the hot coals for shooting underaged thugs even if the monsters were armed. Not counting the lawsuits from the family...
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    05-10-2019, 02:32 PM
    California passed their special anti-gun law back in 2001. All new guns being sold from then on in the state had to pass a state mandated set of tests to be determined safe and OK to sell in the state. Older guns before then were, more or less,...
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    05-10-2019, 02:17 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread Remmington Accelerator in Vintage Ammo
    I think that one needs to load down to the 3200 to 3600 fps range as going for 4,000 fps or more probably exceeds what the bullets were designed for. Then we need to take in account the rifling twist rate to maybe help determine what weight of...
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    05-10-2019, 10:41 AM
    That is nice. Way to go. Congratulations. Do let us know how well it does and you do with it too.
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    05-09-2019, 07:25 PM
    Probably the Polycase Inceptor Ammuntion is what you are looking for. It uses a special plastic bullet. They happen to make it in .300 AAC too. ref https://www.inceptorammo.com/inceptor-product/sport-utility-ammo/ The bullets may still cause some...
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    05-09-2019, 09:12 AM
    It looks good. But AR's are like Adult Legos, you never seem to have enough of them around. You get extra parts and suddenly you find you can build another, et cetera. :-)
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    05-03-2019, 09:58 PM
    Hummm, I will keep that in mind. Maybe mount a bipod to balance it out some instead. That reminds me of a number of other military rifles that tended to shoot much better with a bayonet attached to them too. It is like they regulated the rifles to...
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    05-03-2019, 09:40 AM
    DeSantis makes a nice one. Several others make nice holsters for it too. ref https://www.desantisholster.com/kurz-shotgun-case/
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    05-03-2019, 08:26 AM
    I would think that the M44 carbines would command a little more in prices over the regular rifles. The carbines are short and handy and you don't really have to do anything to sporterize them like people do with the rifles. Yeah you might need to...
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    05-02-2019, 08:06 AM
    Considering the metal shortages after a war, I am surprised they didn't just send all those off to be recycled. The barrels, etc have a lot of high quality steel in them. But then they may have decided to hang onto the guns for a while, just in case...
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    05-02-2019, 08:00 AM
    That Henry Lever gun does have some really nice wood on it. I don't know where Henry gets their wood, but they sure do make a lot of guns with nice wood on them.
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    05-01-2019, 07:17 PM
    Many years ago, when I was doing police work, I bought this S&W Model 17-5 revolver to use as a practice gun. It was the same size and heft as my S&W 586 revolver. It fit in the same duty holster too. So I could use it to run through the practice...
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    04-30-2019, 07:08 PM
    My brain tends to still think of prices like back in the 1960's and 1970's. So I have trouble reconciling today's prices for surplus guns. But if you account for inflation the $400 is actually about what they would cost us way back then too. The...
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    04-30-2019, 10:22 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread .22LR Mosin-Nagant in Military Rifles
    That is quite interesting, Unique to say the least. I expect they will be selling them for a premium as they seem to be including a lot of things to help make the experience even more better.
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    04-29-2019, 07:07 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread Remmington Accelerator in Vintage Ammo
    There is more reloading information here too http://www.sabotreloadingpro.com/reloading_data They also sell sabots as well. I ran across this page about the Remington Accellerators and why the things disappeared....
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    04-28-2019, 06:51 PM
    No wonder we don't have any of them here in the US to buy, you guys up in Canada got them all. :-)
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    04-28-2019, 06:48 PM
    Yeah, track pants might be it, but it looks like he has a special bear bat. Maybe that is just the ticket. ;-)
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    04-28-2019, 11:32 AM
    Of course, maybe we are all going about it wrong. This Russian guy chased off a bear using a special bat.
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    04-26-2019, 08:44 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread Remmington Accelerator in Vintage Ammo
    I remember them. The things were pretty neat at the time. It extended the versatility of the 30-06 into the varmint range to some extent. Unfortunately it wasn't popular enough. I think we have had some people sell sabots for various calibers over...
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    04-25-2019, 07:48 PM
    I dropped by our local Cabelas today, and they got in a large number of Mosin-Nagant rifles again. Still $399 each though. Not sure about condition of the bores as they had trigger locks on and they cable tied the bolts down too. So one can't peek...
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I started hunting and using guns when I was about 10yoa. I have been doing it ever since, sometimes with a hiatus for a while though. I first got into reloading when I was 16yoa with a 7.65 Argentine Mauser and a 12 ga shotgun. I really enjoyed that too. I do have quite a few bullet molds that I have acquired over the years and I cast many bullets myself to be used.
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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
GC Gas Check