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  • pietro's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 09:22 PM
    . Nice ! I have a friend that also leaves $hit hanging around in his shed - but he's never come up with anything like you did ! Congrats ! .
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    08-07-2018, 07:55 PM
    . Basically, if everything worked OK before, and now it doesn't - what changed in what you're doing ? .
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    08-07-2018, 02:09 AM
    Get a towel, Uncle Grinch, and dry off...….. ;) Shimming a rear scope mount base does nothing to the reticle, it will merely tilt that end of the scope "up" when it's raised, thereby lowering the POI and/or bending the scope main tube slightly...
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    08-06-2018, 11:49 AM
    . FWIW: Some scopes have a difference in adjustment range between the windage & elevation adjustments. :roll: Often, successful zero can be reached by simply rotating the scope in the rings 90-degrees, making the former windage...
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    07-30-2018, 06:13 PM
    You also probably won't like the tang safety on the new Winchester/Miroku Sporter, which makes mounting a tang peepsight a little difficult. kungfustyle gave you the best option, short of finding a original - which could give you a reloading...
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    07-29-2018, 06:30 PM
    . The cupped end of the RR is the ball end when loading. Tight balls can be seated via starting the ball as above & finish seating it and then pushing the entire gun including the small end against a handy stop (tree, stone, wall, etc). .
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    07-28-2018, 10:31 AM
    You must lead a sheltered life...…. ;) H&R has been constantly making firearms since 1871, even through the company/product has changed hands 3 or 4 times before the latest owner, Remington, shut down the production of their products. Think...
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    07-27-2018, 07:25 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Winchester Model 64 in Leverguns
    . The Winchester 64, based on the Model 94, was introduced about 1932, and was supposed to replace the CF Model 55 (there was also a single-shot auto-ejecting RF Model 55 in .22LR). Model 64 SN's were in the 2,200,00 range when the model was...
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    07-26-2018, 07:45 PM
    . Buffalo Arms (for one) carries loaded 6.5 Daudeteau ammo for your rifle. Here's a video on how to reload for it:...
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    07-23-2018, 01:52 PM
    ROTFLMAO ! ! . :drinks: .
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    07-22-2018, 12:18 PM
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    07-20-2018, 09:13 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Savage 99 30-30 in Leverguns
    You can most likely save yourself some aggravation, and figure out if ANY reborer (including Jess) will bore out your .308" barrel to .358". The barrel can only be bored out to .358" if the completed rebore leaves a barrel wall thickness of .125"...
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    07-20-2018, 07:35 PM
    Nobody knows for sure, but "RK" was a code header for several different finishes Remington used, and most likely add the "W" for advertising zip. Walks, I'm glad to hear you missed out on wrinkling your Remington's finish. .
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    07-19-2018, 10:21 AM
    . I luv it, when a plan comes together - Nice work ! . :D .
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    07-19-2018, 10:17 AM
    . The thing about Remington stocks with the shiny factory/RKW finish, whether rubbed down to a satin finish or not, is that if the stock ever gets good & wet (like slipping/falling into a water puddle), the finish will be forever toast (unless a...
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    07-18-2018, 07:14 PM
    I may be preaching to the choir, but...……. I sleeve a chamber via boring out the damaged chamber slightly oversize, being mindful of the barrel OD inside the front of the receiver(ring). I then turn the outside of a steel slug ( or a section...
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    07-18-2018, 07:01 PM
    Yes. Filing that inside lug will allow the extractor body to lie closer to the bolt body, and thus not bind against the inside of the action - IF it's the proper extractor. BTW, all Mauser extractors are factory designed to allow the cartridge...
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    07-18-2018, 06:55 PM
    . Trijicon makes good sights/scopes - I've had an Accupoint variable on my Ruger M77 for over 15 years, and found it to be accurate & reliable in all kinds of situations/weather. .
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    07-18-2018, 08:11 AM
    . IDK what you did to "fit' it, so it seems a little clarification may be in order...……………... The extractor does three things: * Help guide/control the feeding of a round from the magazine into the chamber. * Extract/pull the...
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    07-17-2018, 04:54 PM
    FWIW, I'm thinking that you're seeking a hen's tooth, and would suggest an alternative. The chamber can be bored out larger from it's rear end to the start of the rifling leade, then sleeved with a soldered-in appropriate steel insert, and the...
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    07-16-2018, 12:08 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Savage 99 30-30 in Leverguns
    . I urge you to take it dancing (deer hunting), as I regularly do my ca.1914 .303 Savage Model 1899H - which is the ballistic equivalent ( even to using .308" boolits) of the .30-30. I love the light weight, smooth cycling, and accuracy of...
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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