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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 11:56 PM
    We were just talking about it in this thread here already: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?349552-Springfield-announces-an-M1A-in-6-5-Creedmoor
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-11-2017, 11:54 PM
    You can buy Lee 303 British dies for $19.95 on up. Ebay sells them fairly cheap. But many other places sell them too.
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-11-2017, 10:44 PM
    Nice. But I would be inclined to get a Thomson Center Compass rifle in .30-06 or .300 Win Mag maybe, and rebarrel it for 35W or 9.3x62. With the rebate and sales going on one can get the rifle for about $229 new.
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-11-2017, 07:46 PM
    You need a barrel wrench/vice like tool an something to turn the receiver to unscrew it and screw it on. You can use a go gauge and screw the barrel on until it stops, with the bolt inserted of course. Then a no-go gauge or field gauge should not...
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    12-10-2017, 11:55 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread 6.5 BlowMore in Factory Rifles
    Interestingly enough, this may all be a moot point. The 6.5 Creedmoor has become popular as a hunting cartridge. But for long range target shooting it seems the competition guys have switched over or going to switch over to the 6mm Creedmoor...
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    12-10-2017, 11:07 PM
    Nice congratulations. I happen to have a H&A replica under hammer target rifle myself too. But I bought mine something like 40 years ago, from Dixie Gunworks at the time.
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 11:00 PM
    Yes you can use black powder in the .303 British cartridge and rifle. The original load was 70 grains of black powder compressed slightly with a 215 grain jacketed bullet. Muzzle velocity was around 1500 fps. The original rifles used a shallow Lee...
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    12-10-2017, 04:59 PM
    One thought is to rebarrel the 303 to use a 6mm-303 type of wildcat cartridge. If I remember right they could get the 6mm Musgrave to do 2700 FPS with a 100 grain bullet without the high chamber pressures that the 6mm Creedmoor operates at. Then you...
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 10:46 AM
    Unless you are doing the work yourself. Converting the Enfield over to 6mm Creemoor would cost more than to just buy a rifle already chambered for it. Right now at Cabelas, they have the Thompson Center Compass bolt action rifles on sale at $299...
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    12-09-2017, 11:51 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread .30 short R. F. in Vintage Ammo
    I bet that box would go for $100 easy.
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 09:11 PM
    Yes I agree too. But the 25 doesn't have a barrel nut and their video shows the rifle with a barrel nut. I got all excited and interested in watching the videos but I wound up disappointed.
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    12-09-2017, 08:58 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread .30 short R. F. in Vintage Ammo
    That is a tough call, but I would say the box is worth more. But trying to round up 49 more cartridges could be an amazing effort though not including the cost. I would also agree in that the cartridges are going to be expensive too. ref...
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 08:49 PM
    I also checked their website out too. But the video was for a Savage model 11 or something like that, not for the 25.
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 12:05 AM
    Did any of the military bolt action rifles ever use a barrel nut? I don't remember ever seeing one that did.
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    12-08-2017, 06:08 PM
    I think that is pretty neat in that they chambered it for the 6.5 Creedmoor. I like it. Man, they need to let me win the lottery or something. I'll have to figure out how to get one. I think the 6.5 Creedmoor was a good choice versus the .260...
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    12-07-2017, 11:13 PM
    I wound up getting myself a early X-Mas present. When I was at our local Cabelas, they had the Thompson Center Compass rifles on sale at $339 each. Plus TC has a $75 rebate too. Then I get a 5% discount for being a veteran as well. So I broke down...
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-07-2017, 11:03 PM
    I can agree. But it does have me a bit confused as to what Savage means by "a sleeved barrel" in this case.
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-07-2017, 01:00 AM
    OK, I'll bite. One doesn't need to spend lots of money to get started reloading. Using a Lee Hand Press, a set of Lee dies, some cases, bullets, primers and propellant, one can reload fairly economically. Granted it isn't fast, but one can take...
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    12-06-2017, 07:16 PM
    Well maybe it is threaded and easier to replace than it might look. In this thread they talk about the barrel being threaded into the receiver. But maybe they have a shoulder on the barrel so that it fits snug like a sleeve into the front of the...
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    12-05-2017, 10:43 PM
    Well my reference comes from this thread here http://www.predatormastersforums.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1027148 quoting one of the posts in the thread: "I called Savage and talked to them about that rifle and it is a model...
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    12-05-2017, 08:39 PM
    It means that they pressed the barrel into the receiver. It isn't threaded, like most other guns, and screwed into the receiver. They also pin the barrel as well. A gunsmith can replace the barrel though, so it isn't the end when one wears out the...
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-05-2017, 08:28 PM
    I would expect that the commie states will continue to arrest and prosecute a out of state owner who is legally authorized to carry a gun in their home state. Since the commie states ignore Federal laws already, they are not going to change. I...
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    12-05-2017, 12:30 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread 6.5 BlowMore in Factory Rifles
    I think the problem is that the base of the longer 6.5mm 140 grain bullets protrudes way down into the case insides too much. Ideally one wants the bullet base to just be at the end of the neck where the slope on the bottleneck starts.
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    12-05-2017, 12:26 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread 6.5 BlowMore in Factory Rifles
    Oh yeah, I can agree. The 6.5 Japanese is a good one. The 6.5 Carcano too. Both were setup to use the heavier longer bullets too. But I would be reluctant to load them hot like they do the 6.5 Creedmoor though. 62,000 PSI max in the standard...
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    12-04-2017, 11:55 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread 6.5 BlowMore in Factory Rifles
    Well, at first I sort of turned my nose up at the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge. But later when I read more about it, then it turned out that its designers were really thinking pretty good. When the 6.5x308 or .260 Remington came out, its major...
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-04-2017, 07:13 PM
    i don't have a problem with using old brass. If in good condition then it is good to go. Yeah I thought about it, in that some of us still have some Berdan primers. But nowadays it tends to be unobtanium. I am not sure where I put mine last.
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    12-03-2017, 09:33 PM
    Well, if the brass isn't using berdan primers then it can be reloaded. You'll need to remove the primer crimp which is a minor issue. Now if the primers were mercuric corrosive primers that might affect the cases and make them brittle. But you...
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    11-30-2017, 10:06 PM
    Interestingly enough, the guys are getting some really tight groups using the CVA single shot 45-70's. They have been reporting groups of 1.25 inches or better at 100 yards with them. It seems to like bullets in the 350 to 405 grain range. But I...
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    11-30-2017, 11:13 AM
    That is really neat. I like it. A little bit of history there. That was back when a box of cartridges would last a hunter for years. He would shoot a deer and use a round a year. Maybe a couple three rounds to warm up before hand. Thus a box of...
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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    11-28-2017, 07:02 PM
    I bought one of the 783's a couple of years or so ago. I got the .308 Win caliber version. The rifle works good, no problems with it per se. But one day I went to adjust the focus on the scope and the rear lense came loose on me. Since it is a no...
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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
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