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  • samari46's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 AM
    Been so long since I took my SKS apart for cleaning. There is what looks like a button located at the lower rear of the trigger guard. I believe its the release mechanism. But in which direction does one push the button?. Any assistance is greatly...
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    Today, 01:51 AM
    Basically you frill the front of the breech block for a scope ring or scope base screw. 6x40 tpi is normally used. Anneal the front of the breech block and tin the threaded end of the screw. play your heat source on the threaded end od the screw as...
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    Yesterday, 01:15 AM
    I worked for a public utility company and we had a dump out back the splicing crews would empty out all the unwanted short bars of 60/40 solder and many of the spliced joint they had when doing new splices. Just about down to the dregs now but good...
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    Yesterday, 01:07 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Brass and cast. in Cast Boolits
    Regarding ammo fits in various 45 autos. One is a 1943 Ithaca 1911A1 and the other is a custom Springfield Armory (the one in Illinois) with a Knowlin barrel. All ammo is loaded on a Dillon 550B using their dies and store bought 230 grain hard cast...
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    08-08-2020, 01:18 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Brass and cast. in Cast Boolits
    I like to keep my pistol and revolver brass in lots. Mt one lot of 45acp shot in two 45'a numbers about 1200 cases. For years in shooting steel plate matches it was common to shoot 300 rounds on saturday then approximately another 300 for the match....
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    08-07-2020, 02:09 AM
    My only 45acp revolver is a S&W from the Brazilian contract of 1937. I use the RIMZ polymer 6 round moon clips. These do not need any tolls or physical gyrations to either load on unload. As they make these particular moon clips for different 45 acp...
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    08-07-2020, 01:15 AM
    Was in wally world today and no 22's at all. Plenty of bird shot shotgun shells but no buck shot or slugs. Neighbor's wife bought a S&W M&P Sheild in 9mm but could not find any 9mm of any description. Donated a box of Winchester White box to the...
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    08-06-2020, 01:24 AM
    I believe that some years back a change was made to 2400 powder. Loads that used let's say 18 grains of the old 2400 were too hot when the newer version came out and charge recomendations said to lower charge rates when using the newer version of...
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    08-04-2020, 01:33 AM
    Long Island NY used to be the hot spot for aero space and air craft developement years back. Companies like Fairchild, Grumman and Republic just to name a few. When they went south there were massive sales of just about any machine tool you could...
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    08-04-2020, 01:22 AM
    Rescued a bubba'd 1903A3 for the grand sum of 89.00 many years ago. Barrel was shall we say not the best due to corrosive ammo. Found a NOS barrel at a local gun show when gun shows routinely had such things for sale. Stuck the barreled action in my...
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    08-03-2020, 01:47 AM
    I bought two rem 870 pump riot guns at a local gun show few years back. One cost $190 and the other was $220. Covered in rust. Was but the work of a few hours and some motor oil and 4/0 steel wool to remove all the rust. Best part there was no...
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    08-02-2020, 01:24 AM
    Get some kydex the stuff they make holsters with. Rough up the damaged areas well. Heat the kydex with a heat gun and form it to the existing plastic. You want to have the kydex soft and kinda floppy. Trim the kydex with a sharp knife or use a...
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    08-01-2020, 01:46 AM
    What a lot of folks don't understand is there is an election this year and many hundreds of thousands of new shooters with either rifles,shotguns or handguns. Which creates an additional demand for reloading supplies on top of what one would...
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    08-01-2020, 01:28 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread safe primer storage in Our Town
    I once bought a couple thousand virgin pull down 5.56 brass. They had advertised that the primers had been deactivated. Deprimed all of them and took a few out to the burn pile. Every one went bang. So dug a hole and buried them water jug and all. I...
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    08-01-2020, 01:18 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Buying a cat... in Our Town
    We always had a couple cats here. One went out one night and never came home. The other was a feral cat who stayed inside and occasionally would let me pet her. Well she got a taste of the nightlife and spent two weeks out on her own,then came back...
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    07-31-2020, 01:25 AM
    Another thing to check out is wether or not the rifling at the muzzle end is good as the carbine could only be cleaned from the muzzle end. Good old steel cleaning rods as issued by Uncle Sam. Frank
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    07-31-2020, 01:15 AM
    There was an article in the old Precision Shooting magazine about the steps on the mauser barrels. If I remember right they were there for a purpose. Something to do with vibration nodes. And if you turned them off the barrel may or may not shoot as...
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    07-31-2020, 12:54 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Look what I found in Our Town
    Looks like a tachometer to get readings off rotating equipment like steam turbines,motors or pumps. The cone shaped points would be pressed into a machined recess on the shaft and readings would be read off the scale on it. Used them many times...
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    07-29-2020, 01:03 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread The next shortage in Our Town
    I've been saving change long before any covid virus showed up. Been doing it for years. Banks around here will not take loose change. So have to get the rolls from the bank or buy them and spend some quality time rolling all of them up. Then write...
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    07-28-2020, 02:26 AM
    When the hornet was being developed the only barrels in the system were 22rf barrels with a 16: twist. Barrels like those on many of the 22rf target rifles such as the 52B Winchester and the breech end had to be large enough to be threaded for the...
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    07-28-2020, 02:20 AM
    I bought 4 boxes of 500 110 grain 32-20 hard cast bullets. One box has gotten wet and some but not all have the lead oxide coating mainly on the noses in that box. being cheap due to the small amount of corrosion on each bullet I tried a shop rag to...
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    07-27-2020, 01:39 AM
    Low man on the totem pole. Only have an even dozen and the handles to go with them. Frank
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    07-26-2020, 01:38 AM
    Kinda hate to tell you this but all your attachments didn't work. Tried every one all came back invalid attachments. Frank
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    07-26-2020, 01:05 AM
    Put them in a pot and boil them for an hour. Frank
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    07-26-2020, 12:50 AM
    Fish4Bugs, have 3 S&W 44 specials. 624 with 6.5" barrel, 4"bbld 24-3 and a 24-3 with 3" barrel. Don't have a 44 mold yet so been shooting WW 200 grain silver tips and they are so downloaded it ain't funny. When I shoot the 624 with the 6.5" bbl it...
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    07-25-2020, 02:45 AM
    Have a Jet 13x40 gearhead lathe and am using the Phase II about the olnu complaint was the piece that fits into the compound was hardened. Couldn't it thin enough to fit on the compound. Called them up and explained the problem and within a week I...
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    07-25-2020, 01:57 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Rules for Grey Hair in Our Town
    Well raising two daughters,having a wife and working shift work for 33 or so years will give grey hair to any man. Haven't had a hair cut since February and it shows. Bald on the top but the back is all grey. So wear an old boonie hat that keeps the...
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    07-25-2020, 01:42 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Some range time today in Our Town
    Yeah, I just gave away 4 cases of clay targets that had been picked up at our range over a period of time. Need to spend some quality time with my 513T also to find out which 22 ammo works best. That and see what ammo my Win 52B also likes. Frank
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    07-25-2020, 01:39 AM
    I've a Ruger Redhawk in 44 magnum. First few sessions pretty painful with the stock factory grips. Getting rapped in the knuckles was way worse than when the teachers used to but their rulers on my knuckles. Try a set of the Pachmayer Deaccelerator...
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    07-24-2020, 01:26 AM
    The anime was called "Japan sinks 2020". Been watching too many anime series lately. Frank
    41 replies | 2528 view(s)
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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