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    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    I built mine out of parts. It is so easy to assemble one. But it is difficult to say if there will be a feeding frenzy panic run on buying the guns. Heck considering how many were sold up until after the elections in 2016, I think that everyone who...
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    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread Packing squirrel rifle in Rimfire Area
    I was going to say the Henry AR-7 .22 LR take down rifle is a good choice. Everything comes apart and fits into the buttstock. Now then Chiappa makes several folding guns and combo guns too. These are single shot, but you can get up to three...
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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Well the 22 BB cap was basically a no propellant primer only thing, with a .22 round ball (the .22 caliber buckshot would work for this). Sometimes they used a short conical bullet too. The 22 CB cap round was essentially the same thing but it had a...
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    02-17-2018, 12:35 AM
    I would also suggest that you try it out and see if it works Ok or not. Quite a few of the guns actually work OK. Some may have had needed some magazine tweaking before they worked well too. So you may have a nice inexpensive plinker there or a...
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    02-17-2018, 12:25 AM
    My thoughts are that the 6.5 Creedmoor is 6.5x48.8 case size whereas the 6.5x50R Arisaka is just a little longer. But the Creedmoor case base is .4703" and the Arisaka case base is a little smaller at .447". Thus you may need to open up the bolt...
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    02-11-2018, 11:56 AM
    Well six inches of penetration would still reach the vitals from the front and back though.
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    02-11-2018, 09:17 AM
    The machine guns are all open bolt designs. They only chamber and close the bolt when the trigger is pulled. Thus cook offs etc would not happen. Since a cartridge is not loaded into the chamber unless it is being fired, it can't melt or cook off....
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    02-10-2018, 12:07 AM
    I have had several BP pistols over the years. But my "pirate" pistol as I call it, has been the most fun to play with. It is a .69 caliber flintlock pistol. I like to use .69 caliber mini balls in it. The bullets weigh 750 grains. I only load 40 to...
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    02-09-2018, 06:27 PM
    It makes me glad that I stayed away from the AK's. I have a SKS, but there AKs didn't seem to interest me. But many years ago, I guess I should have gotten one before the junky ones started to be sold.
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    02-09-2018, 06:21 PM
    I think that the gun market started or became saturated during the end of the Obama reign. The media had everyone believing that Hillary was going to win. So everyone who wanted a gun, extra guns or considered even owning a gun went out and bought...
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    02-07-2018, 07:12 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread Big Bore AR-15s in Military Rifles
    I AR-15 in .450 Bushmaster caliber. I have used it for pig hunting and I have been quite pleased with the results too. The ammunition is becoming much more common to find too. Cabelas sells the ammo, and it is appearing in other chain stores now...
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    02-06-2018, 06:19 PM
    I do like their Thunderhead bullet. That is a pretty awesome design there.
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    02-02-2018, 10:48 AM
    It sure does look suspicious. Usually the bullets have a painted tip to them as a aid in identification. Also someone tried to ink over or blackout the Duplex M198 on the box too. That sort of implies that the cartridges were changed out inside the...
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    01-31-2018, 11:58 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread Gun show find in Vintage Ammo
    Nice finds on the old ammo. Especially what is not so common anymore too.
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    01-31-2018, 05:32 PM
    Well, as I remember it, many years ago, they were drilling a small hole in the drum part, in order to help let air escape when the percussion cap fired off. There was a possibility that the air being compressed in front of the flame front would keep...
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    01-31-2018, 04:30 PM
    It does look pretty interesting. But I think that showing pictures of people using it like a buttstock may eventually get the ATF upset about it.
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    01-30-2018, 10:27 PM
    Drilling and tapping the hole and plugging it with a screw should not be a problem. My flintlock rifles all have a threaded plug with a tiny flash hole in it. The threaded plug stays put and doesn't get blown out.
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    01-26-2018, 10:44 PM
    One thought is that it may be your heart beat which is causing the vertical stringing. With iron sights you don't see it. But with higher power rifle scopes you can really notice it. But that is some pretty good shooting there with the iron sights...
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    01-26-2018, 10:41 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread Sporterized Arisaka in Military Rifles
    One of the easier ways is to open a free account with Then you take a picture of what you want to post in a message. You go to Tinypic and upload the photo. After it gets uploaded you copy the link shown for message boards. Then you...
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    01-22-2018, 10:27 AM
    I used to have one of the NAA .22LR mini's. When I was doing police work, I used to volunteer for those in training to practice traffic stops, etc. I would wear it like a necklace and we would see if anyone would find it during the weapons pat down...
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    01-21-2018, 12:22 PM
    I have taken some .38 Special cases, in the past, and cut the cases down to size and loaded up a few rounds, in order to fit my little single shot .380 short CF caliber pistol. It is a weird kind of a vest pocket gun. I never actually tried shooting...
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    01-21-2018, 12:17 PM
    It sure sounds like a taller front sight blade would do the trick. You ought to go ahead and make one for your gun. But maybe someone already makes one. I don't know.
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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.
Firearms, reloading, RC model aircraft, windsurfing, home model machining stuff
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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