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  • Gewehr-Guy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    The best I can describe the recoil is that they kick one time backwards, and twice forward. Somewhere I saw a slow motion video of the action during firing,fascinating. Browning was a genius.
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    Yesterday, 09:08 AM
    Gewehr-Guy replied to a thread Silver... in Our Town
    I think people are pulling currency from the stock market, and buying something that won't go away overnight. The value of gold and silver didn't go up, the buying power of the dollar just went down. It might be very volatile in price until a...
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    Yesterday, 12:07 AM
    Keep your eye out for a stripper clip for a fast reload if your shootin hogs off that Model A
    34 replies | 859 view(s)
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    08-07-2020, 06:07 PM
    Buy it, you will like it. I load mine with the Lee FN 170 bullet, and 24-25gr of 3031, and it functions fine. I make most of my brass from 30-30,but if I count my time, I should just as well buy it for a buck a piece. I think the Graf's brass...
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    08-05-2020, 03:18 PM
    You got me thinking about how to install bases on that thin shroud, maybe you could drill and tap a section of thicker walled pipe, and attach a sectioned piece on top of the shroud. Solder, or maybe even Locktite or Acraglass, that could be...
    5 replies | 276 view(s)
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    08-03-2020, 01:00 PM
    Thanks for the link. I've been shooting a 1889 and a 96/11 some lately, and found some nice loads, so I just ordered a mount for the 1889, and if it shoots as well as I suspect it will, I might get the diopter sights as well.
    6 replies | 257 view(s)
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    08-03-2020, 12:45 PM
    Is that a Commission 88 ? I would think the barrel shroud is pretty thin to hold the base screws, unless you used silver solder and screws. Also you would need to bend the bolt, or find a carbine bolt.
    5 replies | 276 view(s)
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    08-03-2020, 12:37 PM
    Gewehr-Guy replied to a thread Chinese Seeds in Our Town
    Waksupi, that made me laugh! But on a serious note, I hope it doesn't give the Gov't the idea that we need strict supervision on what and where we can plant, we can't be letting just anyone plant a garden on their ground, without permission and...
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    07-30-2020, 07:49 AM
    I like Re-7 in the 30-06, around 23gr shoots well with most bullets I've tried, use more if a hunting load. Re-7 is one powder I like to keep a good supply of, because they have dropped it once, and brought it back,might not come back if it goes...
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    07-29-2020, 08:15 AM
    I wanted to do something similar with some 30-06 cases to make some gallery loads, and sized them down in a 270 die, then used a 30 cal. NOE neck expander to seat a round ball. It worked, but necks were not very coencentric.
    12 replies | 498 view(s)
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    07-29-2020, 08:03 AM
    Gewehr-Guy replied to a thread Sharpening Steel in Our Town
    I remember having a Rev-O-Nok? steel, and a very large F. Dick with German silver ferule and a swivel and small chain on the handle. Both looked to be of superior quality,haven't seen them in years. Now I use a plastic handled cheap looking one,...
    20 replies | 703 view(s)
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    07-22-2020, 01:56 PM
    I had the same problem with mine a while back, and they sent me parts right away. That being said, I believe the nylon gear problem will be a recurring thing, too large a shaft, and not enough nylon thickness between the gear teeth.
    9 replies | 308 view(s)
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    07-19-2020, 01:01 PM
    That deserves some further investigation. Does it dry after a light coat?
    9 replies | 438 view(s)
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    07-17-2020, 12:52 PM
    Well guys, it's obvious it died of Covid-19
    30 replies | 963 view(s)
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    07-16-2020, 09:45 PM
    On the subject of primer shortages, I read in a WW2 era Rifleman magazine where they were short of LR primers, but could still find a few SP primers. So they removed the anvil, flattened out the pin strike and inserted the small primer inside the...
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    07-15-2020, 12:46 PM
    Outpost 75, any pictures of one of those powder cannisters, and where on earth did you find something that old ? As to the storage life, didn't Winchester advertise about the stability of their line of Ball powders way back when. I think double...
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    07-11-2020, 05:45 PM
    Looks like the Bond measure, page 199 in Sharpe's Complete Guide to Handloading.
    10 replies | 520 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