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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    07-13-2018, 12:47 PM
    . I use the EASY button and drop them (fully assembled) into a bath of new/clean kerosene for a swirl-n-swim of a few hours, ensuring that I move the followers (etc) while they're in there awhile. I remove them from the kero (which should now...
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    07-10-2018, 06:25 PM
    . +1 Jess will often not answer his phone during his busy workday. :roll: It's well worth the effort to contact him, though...... .
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    07-09-2018, 06:17 PM
    . I use a .45-70 BC for out-of-state deer hunts; but drop a 12ga Stalker II slug barrel onto the BC frame for deer hunting here (no CF rifles allowed for hunting). .
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    07-08-2018, 09:04 PM
    When driving the lead slug through/out, it's best to use a bore-size (close-fitting) drift rod...……………………. .
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    07-08-2018, 10:52 AM
    Brandon, That's one gun that I would NEVER let out of my hands, even never sending it back to the factory.....:awesome: I would clean & degrease both the barrel top and the sight base underside, and carefully either solder or epoxy it back...
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    07-07-2018, 10:50 AM
    . A .22-250 barrel is a great candidate for a rebore (only) to .257" (.250-3000/.250 Savage) - a really good chambering for a TCR stalking rifle. .
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    07-07-2018, 10:41 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Marlin Model 93 in Leverguns
    Yes - The Model 1893/93 has a long (.30-30, .32 Spec, .38-55) action; the Model 1894/94 are short actions for pistol length cartridges (.25-20, .32-20, .38-40, .44-40, etc) .
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    07-05-2018, 10:37 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Marlin model 36 to 38-55 in Leverguns
    . Welcome to the board ! Please take/post plenty of pics as you proceed. .
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    07-05-2018, 10:35 PM
    What don't you understand about "the boolit is too large and bulged the case ... "………………… .
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    07-04-2018, 10:44 AM
    Shooting a .375 Win 5,000-10,000 times ? ? ? :roll: :roll: [smilie=1: .
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    07-04-2018, 10:37 AM
    . YMMV.... [smilie=1: That distance can vary greatly due to a few things: * Different ring heights * The difference in various buttstock designs (drop at the comb, raised comb, no raised comb, etc, etc).
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    07-03-2018, 07:57 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Herter's Rifle ??? in Factory Rifles
    . I used to subscribe to the Herter's catalog in the 1970's just to drool over the fancy wood (many different types/grades) rifle stock they sold. .
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    06-25-2018, 10:25 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Marlin Model 93 in Leverguns
    FWIW, it's been proven a few times, that Brophy was sometimes in error when quoting DOM's. .
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    06-24-2018, 03:43 PM
    There's no way that Cabella's willingness to ship a muzzleloader is legal or not, depending upon where the gun lands. In the recent past, Cabela's has TWICE (2 different BP guns/attempts to buy, about a year apart) refused to ship a muzzleloader...
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    06-24-2018, 03:30 PM
    You revolver has only a single cylinder, but multiple chambers. There is a difference between a single chamber out of alignment and multiple/all chambers out of alignment (with the barrel). The repair requires knowledge, ability and the proper...
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    06-24-2018, 12:00 PM
    FWIW, "re-chambering" means enlarging the chamber only to some larger specification, and doesn't involve the bore size. Rechambering a .405 to a .35 would mean shooting a .358" boolit down a .40 cal bore, a non-starter. That particular...
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    06-23-2018, 10:40 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Marlin Model 93 in Leverguns
    . You got an excellent bargain ! AFAIK, "Marlin Firearms Corporation" marked Model 93's were made from 1921 (when the model designation was changed from Model 1893 to Model 93) to 1924 - so, unless you have a parts gun, I would put it's DOM in...
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    06-21-2018, 10:17 AM
    . Nope, as long as the micrometer/caliper is accurate. .
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    06-19-2018, 11:08 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Tang sight question. in Leverguns
    The new Marble's tang sights do. .
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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