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    Today, 02:21 AM
    OK, lets try this a different way. does anyone know what the advertized bore dimensions of the Crietiron barrel in 303 British are?. I want to know before I start sinking money for molds and H&I dies to sieze the bullets. Thank you.
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    Today, 02:07 AM
    I'd check with Numrich gunparts and ask id they have aby checkered steel Winchester buttplates for sale. If they do get two. One top ractise on and another in case you screw up. I have one on my Win m52 22rf target rifle. easily the definition of...
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    Today, 01:41 AM
    I never had any formal training on operating a lathe. All I has when I started out was a sears 6x21 craftsman metal working lathe. That and a drill press. Had to learn how to grind my own tool bits before I could make chips. The "how to run a lathe"...
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    Today, 01:20 AM
    I use IMR 4759 as previously mentioned. The reason is years back C.E. Harris published an article in the Gun Digest regarding cast bullets in military rifles. That article is a sticky here. And the trend is to use powders that are either stick...
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    Yesterday, 02:46 AM
    Can anyone tell me what bore dimension did criterion use for the barrels chambered for the 303 British cartridge?.I was thinking of getting one for my P-14? Thank You,Frank
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    Yesterday, 02:13 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Barrel Maker? in "The Barrel Works"
    Totally agree with you. The days of 200 dollar barrels installed and chambered are long gone. I had anew old stock 1903A3 barrel installed and finish chambered with two bolts. Standard bolt and a sniper bolt from a 1903A4 sniper rifle headspaced to...
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    Yesterday, 01:56 AM
    I read an article in the no longer published magazine Precision Shooting magazine regarding barrel life. Springfield rifle barrels 30-06 will last about 5000 rounds then accuracy falls off. 22rf barrels will last for thousands of rounds but the...
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    Yesterday, 01:22 AM
    Have to agree with the member who mentioned there wasn't the market for barrel changes on the post '64 puch feed M70's. But the market was there for the pre '64 M70 rifles. Basically it was that model who everyone wanted as a basis for a custom M70....
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    05-26-2020, 03:16 AM
    CZ82 and a 12 round mag full of JHP's for self protection or FMJ's For target and ammo is readily available. When Aim Surplus was selling them and spare mags I managed to get about 6 extras. A lot of folks seem to forget that mags are an expendable...
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    05-26-2020, 02:54 AM
    Mossberg also made a 22rf target rifle was called the 144LS. The LS stood for lyman sights. I believe it had a 5 round nagazine. And the one I had was extremely accurate. And being your and stupid I sold it for something I no longer remember what it...
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    05-26-2020, 02:44 AM
    What are the interior dimensions for the 303 barrel?. Anyone slugged theirs and write down the numbers. Any good gunsmith who specializing in the installation of these barrels?. Thank You Frank
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    05-26-2020, 02:19 AM
    Actually found a pristine copy of the book in a dumpster. Kept in my locker for years and when I retired it went south with me. And actually bought another copy when I couldn't find the first one. Frank
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    05-25-2020, 01:57 AM
    I bought a H&R model 12 from the CMP for the grand total of $300. This included a Mint Redfield Palma rear sight and a Big Bore globe target front sight and an envelope full of inserts. Really never had the time to devote to this rifle to see what...
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    05-24-2020, 02:01 AM
    I forget who mentioned it but one of the top reamer manufacturers had the specs for a 303 match reamer. Either Pacific or Manson comes to mind. And yes I have also wondered what the 303 British cartridge would do in a P-14 action with a premium...
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    05-22-2020, 02:04 AM
    Years back I got a small bottle of labratory grade antimony. Mostly little chunks in varying sizes. Since I had read up on alloying it with lead and tin,was curious about it in itself. Steel plate covered with a heavy canvas and a 32 oz ball...
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    05-21-2020, 02:09 AM
    Still looking for a British #4 MKI, MKI* or MKII with trashed barrel. As long as the action itself is in good shape. Please let me know what if anything you have. This quarantine is driving me crazy as I'm starting to run out of things to do. As if...
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    05-21-2020, 01:41 AM
    Looks like the general consensus is paste wax which I have plenty of. And is for the draws where the recoil surfaces on the lug where the sear and mag release go. Once I get the draws done will glass bed the entire action and knox form and center...
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    05-21-2020, 01:21 AM
    I sort by headstamp all of my brass. Even separate the wadcutter brass from regular jacketed 38 special brass. Buddy used to teach CCW classes and got tired of picking up all the 38 brass. One day handed me the broom and said have at it. In one...
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    05-20-2020, 03:10 AM
    Have to do the draws on a #4 Enfield stock and really don't want to open my last box of acra glass gel for such a small area. Do have some JB Weld and would be prefect for this small job. So what release agent could or should I use?. Any and all...
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    05-17-2020, 12:31 AM
    Lea & Perrin ain't gonna spell it but great on just about all meats. Frank
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    05-16-2020, 01:26 AM
    Planted bush beans,carrots and radish last year. Critters love the young shoots when they come up out of the ground. Did the same this year so will have to make a portable screen enclosure that can be moved by one person to do any harvesting. When I...
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    05-14-2020, 12:41 AM
    I'd have to echo the previous poster regarding mike's Starret,Brown and Sharp,and Mitutoyo. They aren't cheap and never were,but all are quality tools that will last longer than you. I have one old mike that is over 50 years old and still gages good...
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    05-14-2020, 12:26 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Getting Old stinks in Our Town
    Good old CRS I know it well. Inventoried all my firearms,power tools and tractor with bushog and riding lawn mower. Went in the shed from H**l as my wife calls it and cleaned it out. Found an old chainsaw I didn't even know I had. Going in the...
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    05-11-2020, 12:49 AM
    When Federal came out with their new line of brass about ten years ago a lot of guys who did high power matches raved about their brass. Well that didn't last all that long. Basically they all said it was too soft. The balloon burst and they went...
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    05-11-2020, 12:33 AM
    look for a mold that casts at .321 and has a gas check shank. If you are concerned sizing down standard 8mm cast bullets. Try google for .321 cast bullets with gas check shank. I have one of the 1888 Commission rifles that slugs out at .321. So just...
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    05-11-2020, 12:20 AM
    Some folks are amazed when shooting a lever action in 30-30. I know my two Canadian centennials 20" barrel and 26" barrel shoot very well. But shooting a 30-30 chambered bolt action with a 168 grain Sierra Match King is a whole treat in and of...
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    05-10-2020, 03:28 AM
    I learned my 22rf lesson during the Clinton years. And every presidential election and disaster since then. So when ammo shopping I'd pick up a spare box or two of my favorite 22rf ammo. What's that old saying? "Those who forget history are doomed...
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    05-09-2020, 12:52 AM
    Desparate times calls for desparate (yeah I know spelling) measures. Actually found distilled water in the local supermarket so bought a bunch. Even found some no name tp and squirreled some away. Frank
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    05-09-2020, 12:48 AM
    Problem children, yeah we had a few on my ship. quite a few never completed their enlistments. Usually got a discharge "for the good of the service". Attitudes and fights. Had one in our engineroom and he was always late for watches and the first to...
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    05-08-2020, 02:04 AM
    You know I had to look three times to see you trimmed the butt socket back to use a one piece stock. And on a #4MKII to boot. Way to go. And that stock turned out great. Haven't seen one of those conversions in many years. Frank
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