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    Yesterday, 02:49 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread RedHeart ? in Special Projects
    Wayne, not a wood expert but purple heart is just that. Purplish color and exposure turns it brown. Have a piece in the garage for some years and has a nice shade of brown. And yes some forms of wood like cocobolo when sanded can cause moderate to...
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    Yesterday, 02:15 AM
    Far as I know Ruger bought the Marlin line when Remington went bankrupt and no time line was given as to when they would be making Marlin/Ruger lever actions. One thing to think about is Ruger hammer forges all their rifle barrels(if I'm wrong...
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    Yesterday, 01:59 AM
    Last on looks like a shortened version of the old Saeco/Redding RG4 gas checked bullet that weighs about 190-200 grs when cast of wheel weights with 2% tin. Frank
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    Yesterday, 01:49 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread A day with the Princess in Our Town
    Thanks for posting that as it really made my day. Frank
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    01-24-2021, 01:31 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread RedHeart ? in Special Projects
    I've heard of Purple Heart but never Red Heart. Any idea as to where it comes from?. Frank
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    01-23-2021, 01:47 AM
    Just checked the Bad Ace Tactical website and they do offer a no drill scope mount for the Russian M44. Replaces the rear sight. Frank
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    01-22-2021, 12:53 AM
    We had a member bring a guest and his 10 year old son. Under the rules the members are responsible for their guests. Well dad let the kid run amok and the kid was touching other folks guns and tearing up targets that had been brought back by...
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    01-21-2021, 01:32 AM
    May try track of the wolf for 50/70 and cut it down or buy direct from Starline. Frank
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    01-20-2021, 01:16 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread 222 work up in Factory Rifles
    I had a couple friends back then that used to be serious bench rest shooters who when they found out that Remington had discontinued making the 52-55 grain bench rest bullets had bought a few cases as they shot that good. The rest of us not being...
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    01-18-2021, 01:26 AM
    I've used CCI mag primers for my hunting ammo in my Sako 75. Prior to that I've used them in at least 5 model 70 rifles. 4 target rifles and one standard rifle. This is with IMR 4350. And have been doing do for over 30 years. Lower Sd's in the low...
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    01-18-2021, 01:16 AM
    Have a Long Branch Parker Hale sporter No.4MKI* that I bought the mount for. One screw replaces the ejector screw, one replaces the rear sight axis pin and the 3rd has a small steel block that fits in the receiver bridge and is locked in place with...
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    01-18-2021, 01:08 AM
    Have a Finn model 27. Set it up for cast bullets (Lyman 314299) and never touched the sights again. The sight leaf on the Model 39 is kind of an odd duck as most are marked starting at 150 meters. If you look at the front sight you'll see a series...
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    01-17-2021, 12:00 AM
    The model 54 has a box magazine similar to a model 98 mauser. However it has two steel plates one at the front and the other that have been crimped in place. The box itself is not attached to the trigger guard although the follower and follower...
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    01-16-2021, 11:41 PM
    Might want to check out Bad Ace tactical. I know they make a scope mount for the Finn M39 so they may offer one for the M44. I bought one for my Lee Enfield #4MKII And the base is all machined steel. No drill mount and uses the ejector screw hole...
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    01-16-2021, 01:18 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread 222 work up in Factory Rifles
    I had one 40x many years ago. 19.0 grs IMR 4198 and the no longer made Remington match hollow point and 7 1/2 rem primer (the copper colored one) or at least it was when I used them. 222 is basically a no brainer as it will just about shoot lights...
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    01-16-2021, 01:13 AM
    Marlin before the Remington buyout used to make their 336 in a slightly cheaper version for Wal-Mart. either 336AW or 30 AW or something similar. Looks like a regular 336 except for the hardwood stock and stained wood. I have one and at first glance...
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    01-15-2021, 03:23 AM
    Some lots of Hirtenberger Patronenfabrik HP or Austrian made 7.62x51 are boxer primed. Mine are from the mid 80's and the brass is excellent. A lot of the 60's-70's-and partial 80's lots from MEN made in Germany are all berdan but non...
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    01-15-2021, 03:02 AM
    Well the 45/70 shooters use 1x18 or 1x16 twists for their heavy bullets at extended ranges but think you would be better off with a 1x24 twist or something a little slower. I had a buddy scale up the lyman 457125 500 grain gov't bullet to 50 caliber...
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    01-15-2021, 02:50 AM
    I do my depriming off the Dillon 550 and most of my other presses. Either a punch and base set or universal deprime die in an ancient CH press. The amount of crud I have cleaned off the Dillon and Rockchucker has to be seen to be believed. The Lee...
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    01-14-2021, 01:23 AM
    Bazoo, Many thanks for the heads up about the 374 top punch for sale by contender1. Much appreciated. Frank
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    01-14-2021, 12:57 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread strange winter in Our Town
    Living here in southern Louisiana we've had colder weather earlier last year than we would normally have. And my dog has got his winter coat and shedding like crazy. Normally wouldn't see 30-40 degree temps until Feburary or March. Even my wife's...
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    01-13-2021, 01:11 AM
    Have a Lyman #452374 two cavity mold and if possible would like to know what top punch number to order. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Frank
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    01-10-2021, 12:19 AM
    Well didn't get to try to put the old gorl back together. Had to return some stuff at lowe's, pick up some meds and other stops. Paid for it though. My right knee is killing me and my right arm as well. Being right handed doesn't help. But do wish...
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    01-10-2021, 12:02 AM
    I'll go for 5 powders. IMR 4350, IMR 4895, IMR 4759, Alliant 2400 and Unique. Frank
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    01-09-2021, 02:01 AM
    If my gun show memory is still working, Griffin&Howe had brass made up many years back just for this cartridge. Used to be made from 25-20 single shot brass. Used to see boxes of this brass all the time in upstate N.Y. gun shows. Captech/Jamison...
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    01-09-2021, 01:56 AM
    I love mil surps and have squinted down more barrels than I can count. First thing I check is the barrel if it is within my standards for cast bullets. Then start checking the rest of it out. Condition,condition and matching numbers. Most of what I...
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    01-09-2021, 01:22 AM
    I use wheel weights with 2% tin in my Moisins 7.62x54r 1700 fps no leading. Pretty sure I could raise the velocity another 200 or fps again with no leading. Frank
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    01-07-2021, 03:48 AM
    30 M1 tracer 4895 30 M2 AP WC852 30 ball M2 4895 30 grenade M3 4895 30 APIT M14 IM 11 30 ball frangible M22 SR4759 30 tracer M25 WC 852 30 ball match M72 IMR 4895 Sources-army ammunition data sheets small caliber...
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    01-07-2021, 03:16 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread 521-T Ammo testing in Rimfire Area
    If your 521-T has what looks like two slots or grooves in the receiver get some 22rf 1" scope rings and a decent scope and you'll see what the old girl can really do. Frank
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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