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  • Tackleberry41's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    Its original barrel in original cal. No way an 8mm is going down the tube. I tried the warne bases, front fits fine, back, little filing and it will fit, except for the holes. Both will not line up. Not like you can move a hole. Can you get away...
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    Today, 11:35 AM
    Its your standard 7.65x53 rifle. They do not mark them as to caliber like civilian rifles. Whoever owned it did not know what google was to look it up. The owner of the shop had never even heard of the caliber, so tagged it going off what the guy...
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  • Tackleberry41's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 AM
    They are really really nice guns, do not see me owning one any time soon, seldom have that kind of cash to throw down on a toy. Not exactly a carry gun. The shop near me got a trade of a CZ shadow in 9mm. Whoever bought it new, fired it once and...
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  • Tackleberry41's Avatar
    Today, 08:21 AM
    4.318in center to center rear hole to rear hole. The one piece that came with that 7mm from old west scrounger doesn't even come close to fitting. But looks like would work with the Warne bases I bought for the 7mm. After the gym, probably try those...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 06:00 AM
    Good score. Lucky you didn't bust something in that Corolla, they're great little cars but not the best tool for that task.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    .54 is the most popular in this area. .50 is fairly rare. I just finished a .53 Poor Boy a couple days ago.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Reloading in movie!!! in Our Town
    I'd forgotten about the lead soldiers in The Unforgiven. By the way, that's an OK movie in its own right, but it pales in comparison to the book which was written by Alan Lemay, same author as The Searchers which is a great movie and book. The...
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    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Venison?? in Our Town
    Based on what you've described, I'd cook it and eat it.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:22 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Venison?? in Our Town
    Should be fine. I still have some mastodon in my freezer, and who knows how long THAT has been in there!
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    I disagree with removing it every time. That causes thread wear, and failure. Myself and other gun builders I know recommend only removing once a year for examination. Put them back in with anti-seize on the threads. The only reason to remove one is...
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  • Tackleberry41's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    I picked up an 1891 Angentine at the local shop not long ago. I came with a scope mounted and low safety. Whoever owned it before me did not know the proper ammo as it was marked '7mm mauser'. Something someone had in their closet sort of thing,...
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  • Tackleberry41's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:26 PM
    Sounds like the standard military captive set up. Theres not way to get rid of the front sight on such a set up. yea you could grind it off, but a removable handguard is not going to provide a stable base for any sort of sight. Either drop the one...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:36 AM
    It's an easy thing to handload for. I would take one out when my boys were small as a treat, only problem was they could run through ammo way faster than I could reload it. My wife's grandpa carried one in WWII and loved them. He hunted deer...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 AM
    Yep. That's my problem.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    03-20-2018, 07:47 PM
    I size to .311 for all my .308 rifles. I would agree, crimping won't likely help and may be detrimental.
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  • Tackleberry41's Avatar
    03-20-2018, 05:59 PM
    My 9mm AR has alot of soot, its just the bolt opening. It will work with a light buffer, but your really need 2lbs or so of bolt and buffer in a blowback 9mm. Those buffers are available, but not cheap. I made 2 buffers out of brass for $25 with a...
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    03-20-2018, 04:46 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Reloading in movie!!! in Our Town
    Mel Gibson cast bullets in The Patriot. Loved how he just dropped it from the mold into the palm of his hand. Either that was really faked or he's the toughest SOB alive.
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    03-20-2018, 01:59 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Reloading in movie!!! in Our Town
    There was a thread here about Wind River the other day. Pretty good movie, though I wouldn't really call it a great movie. Awfully dark.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    03-20-2018, 01:57 PM
    Did it come with that receiver sight? That by itself is a $50 plus. You got a great deal on that rifle. I have a real soft spot for old Marlins.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    03-20-2018, 08:50 AM
    We have a lot of Osage trees around here and they tear into the apples off of them to get at the seeds, The torn up fruits are a good sign to look for for squirrel hunting. I think I'm gonna look into buying some feed corn and throwing some...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    03-19-2018, 06:56 PM
    Yeah, $10 is a lot more than most of the gun shows I attend, but most of those are small towns, which I love. Still, $10 to keep me that entertained for a couple of hours seems cheap to me. That show had a ton of reloading and bullet casting...
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  • Tackleberry41's Avatar
    03-19-2018, 04:27 PM
    So Reck is the same as the other poorly made pistols Germany made at the time. A 25 blowing up a gun, wow. I had one of those 22LR german made revolvers. I got tired of fixing it, and chucked it. Back of the cyl was all dented from the hammer...
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  • Tackleberry41's Avatar
    03-19-2018, 04:22 PM
    I messed with this today, a chunk of 45 cal muzzle loader barrel, and a piece of 22 barrel. It does look to be a feasible project. Problem would be cost. I would basically be ruining a 45 ACP barrel, cheapest I can find are the often questionable...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    03-19-2018, 01:09 PM
    Now that the season is over and Spring is about here, been noticing that the rabbits are back out. I don't hunt or shoot them because I never really cared for the tatse that much, plus I enjoy seeing them in the yard. We have several that come in...
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  • Tackleberry41's Avatar
    03-19-2018, 12:19 PM
    I worked as a tech at a dealer, and broke more snap on tools than craftsman. Have 2 sets of the S&K socket/ratchet, 3/8 and 1/4 drive, never had an issue out of them. Snap on, you have to wait for the guy to come buy to replace anything, even harder...
    49 replies | 1004 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