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    Yesterday, 12:04 AM
    Have an Ishapore #4 forestock I've been playing around with. Draws were improperly done and the back of the stock has cracked in two places. Removed the damaged wood and hopefully will epoxy in a dutchman then file down to the correct shape. The...
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    03-28-2020, 03:02 AM
    learned my lesson the forst 22rf shortage and vowed never to get caught short again. As soon as the ammo came back steadily I started favorites are the federal 550 packs and the 330 round boxes of Auto Match..I haven't cornered the worlds...
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    03-28-2020, 02:49 AM
    I've a bunch of RA 7.62x51 nato brass that supposedly had been fired in a machine gun. the emptys just fall out of the chamber.I'll try necksizing first.All I have is some Hornady 147 boatails that will get first crack. No barn burners. Probably...
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    03-28-2020, 02:42 AM
    Outside of going to the Khubota dealer and getting my double element air filter and new battery which was immediatly installed and off to cut grass. Finished with the grass and had to trim the limbs of a white oak. In about 4 hours time I had a huge...
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    03-28-2020, 02:09 AM
    A lot of hunters here in Louisiana used them hunting in the swamps for pigs. And could get off a few shots in seconds. And here I am a city boy from NY with a 444 marlin. If fact out range officer swore by the little rugers.Said they were just the...
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    03-28-2020, 01:27 AM
    Completely forgot about the LPS products. Normally just use #1 & #2 but bought a can of #3 to apply to my ancient surface plate. And thanks for the tip regarding parish recycle areas. Down here they usaually accept just about any thing. Old...
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    03-27-2020, 01:01 AM
    Redfield made a base for the contender. Do not remember if the base is for the twist in rings or the older style that has the windage adjustments on the rear ring. But is cut so that you could set it up with the rear of the base over the receiver...
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    03-26-2020, 01:53 AM
    Stay with the original grips if carrying. If wearing a tee shirt in hot weather the rubber grips tend to snag the shirt if worn outside the pants thus printing. The plastic ones don't as easily do this. Or get an IWB holster which does help. I have...
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    03-26-2020, 01:41 AM
    Browning discontinued the HP as their machines were getting old, and not selling well what with other 9mm's that were new and not an older design. Having said that I have one of the Israeli surplus ones I got from either Cope's or Cole's. Was going...
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    03-26-2020, 01:31 AM
    I've had a few want to buy a #4MKI* or MKII on a couple boards for a project involving a cartridge based on the 303 British. It's called the 37 rimmed and basically the 303 British case necked up to 375 with no other changes. So basically all it...
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    03-26-2020, 01:05 AM
    I have more than a few lubes, cleaners and wipe on protectants. and use about all of them at one time or another. Been giving some serious thought about Ed's Red. Easily made and most reports I've read seem to indicate it can serve multiple uses....
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    03-25-2020, 12:41 AM
    I have one that dates back to 1965 and shot it using the South African 7.62x51 ammo. surprised me with the accuracy. Except the piece with the square ears around the front sight is off kilter. Had to be careful not to use the ears as a front sight....
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    03-25-2020, 12:32 AM
    Winchester may or may not be making the brass for all the cartridges they load. Sellier & Bellot a Czech ammo maker sometimes did or does make some of the brass for Winchester. And their brass for whatever reason does not even compare to either...
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    03-25-2020, 12:13 AM
    Way back when I was at the Huston gun show where dealers sell just about anything firearm related. One dealer was selling op rods for $50 each. Bought two after checking the piston diameter and bends. That day has long passed and last op rod I saw...
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    03-25-2020, 12:03 AM
    Bought an Ishapore forend marked DP for drill purpose. It's for a #4 Enfield and I think who made it really goofed up. The draws in the stock are badly made so the action sits to one side of the stock. and the backend has cracked. So will redo the...
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    03-24-2020, 12:01 AM
    Liberty Tree Collectors has a decent selection of old Kynock,think they sell them in the 5 round boxes.Frank
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    03-23-2020, 11:50 PM
    Could be a couple things. Brittle brass, exposure to certain house hold chemicals,or just plain old age. Old 303 British ammo is well past its expiration date. Wanted some for velocity testing and a buddy had some. Must have been stored poorly as...
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    03-23-2020, 11:42 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread 1894 44 Mag load in Leverguns
    Thanks for the tip regarding 4227 as when using H110 you have to work within a small range of powder charges. Go to far and pressures can easily get out of hand. I actually like 4227 in the 357 mag with 158 JHP's or Softnosed bullets. And they...
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    03-23-2020, 11:10 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    I'd like to thank all the vets who posted their stories. Some of them are truly funny. I probably have a few more in me. Frank
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    03-23-2020, 02:03 AM
    Have to agree with Froggie. All steel,no mystery metal Model 36 got it when Louisiana came out with concealed carry permits. Matter of fact it's sitting right next to the computer as I type this. Frank
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    03-23-2020, 01:52 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread 1917 p14 in 405 in Special Projects
    What some guys do is use the P1917 with a P14 bolt and the P14 mag assembly with magnum cartridges. However it should work with the 45/70 as well. Frank
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    03-23-2020, 01:44 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread 1894 44 Mag load in Leverguns
    I don't know where Marlin gets these too slow rifling twists they seem to bedevel and 44 cal shooters. I seem to remember at one time the 44 mag 1894's with a 1x20 twist with the ballard rifling. then for some reason back to the 1x38 twist. Mine...
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    03-23-2020, 01:37 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread 35 rem in Factory Rifles
    One of my wifes relatives husband had one of the jam-o-matics in 30-06. I watched him at the range one day out of three magazines had exactly one complete full cycle feed,fire and eject. Then there was a guy at the range who had just bought a used...
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    03-23-2020, 01:29 AM
    I use WW748 with 69 grain match bullets, haven't tried H335 with the same bullet. I used to use H335 with the 55 grain FMJBT's and got good accuracy as well. IMR 4198 iused for the 222 or triple duce with either 52 or 55 grain match bullets. So...
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    03-23-2020, 01:06 AM
    For jacketed bullets in the '06 hunting loads IMR 4350, IMR 4895 for FMJ's in the '06 -308/7.62 nato. 30-30 WW 748, 7.62x54r cast IMR 4759, 45/70 cast 5744, and yes Still have some Unique,2400,and IMR 4227. Used to be a member of the powder of the...
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    03-23-2020, 12:44 AM
    Well if I had it all,darned sure I'd find a place to put it. Two car garage hasn't see a vehicle in it for at least 10 years would be a good start. Had to take out all my power tools because of the humidity and causing rust. My den right now has...
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    03-23-2020, 12:34 AM
    Not to be funny,but get the gas check mold. Temptation to crank it up is too great just too see what you can do. Not much if any price difference if any between the two. Kinda like my Ruger #1 in 45/70. Usual 300 grain j-words at 1800 fps ok and...
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    03-23-2020, 12:28 AM
    I sent back a 311284 gas check mold to lyman. Cast undersize on the bore riding section. They reamed it out and although you could see the reamer marks, still cast undersize. And two 45 rifle bullet molds that cast way too small. the only three I...
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    03-22-2020, 03:04 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread 1917 p14 in 405 in Special Projects
    Think you would be better off using an original P14 bolt as the rim recess was cut for the 303 British cartridge and also the 30-40 Krag cartridge fits well. Since the 405 cartridge is the same as far as the diameter of the rim is concerned. And the...
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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