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  • cheese1566's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 PM
    Send me your address. I believe I have some just waiting for a worthy cause.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
    I've not found crimping (roll crimping) to be needed at all. The 45 ACP headspaces on the case mouth and the barrel should be installed and headspaced so it does. The barrel is pre-chambered and headspace is accomplished with a barrel collar same...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    The M91 and a couple variations of '93 - '98 Mausers won't work for conversion to 45 ACP. With the Mauser's having the locking lugs up front there is too much of a totally unsupported jump from the magazine to the chamber mouth. With Mausers, for...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:08 AM
    Having read what Billy Dixon had to say he was aiming at a large group of mounted Indians, not one indian in particular.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 06:39 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Craftsman is back! in Our Town
    yup I hope they came a LONG ways from the import craftsman junk that sears sold. Kobalt were much better quality. I wonder if lowes will still honor the kobalt life time warrantee. I for one am disappointed that kobalt is disappearing. Might not be...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 05:43 AM
    psa shipping times as slow because they don't build uppers. When you order one from them they send an order to there builder, they build it and when psa gets it they ship it. done.Just ordered and upper about 10 minutes ago. Had a lower built and...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:36 AM
    guess I don't worry about it. Ive got other guns to shoot. I can live without it for two weeks.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 AM
    its why I have a handgun in the bedstand and so does my wife. A shotgun and an AR sitting out loaded in the bedroom in case I can make it that far without shooting the handgun. A handgun in the mag rack by my recliner that I can use to fight up to...
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  • cheese1566's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 06:13 PM
    Couple of roller handles for the Stars.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 08:59 PM
    "My 45-70 round are in the 350 range going right around 2000 fps... I am thinking I should be able to reach out a little longer..." Guestimate you'll need 40 - 50 moa sight adjustment to go from a 100 yard zero to a 600 yards zero. Also a lot...
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  • cheese1566's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 07:12 PM
    I’ll take the 7mm lot for $42.50 Pm sent
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 07:31 PM
    "Now, what kind of accuracy are you getting and at what distances?" Out of the Contender with 2 1/2X scope I can do this fairly regular at 50 yards. It's a 1 1/8th" group. I use the Contender for testing and that's usually at 50 yards. Just...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 06:29 PM
    I also prefer not as many years ago I found a Lyman slip on GC still in the fired 308W case after testing some deep seated 311284s......... Thus, if I do absolutely have to seat a GC so the top is below the shoulder/neck junction, I will only do...
    38 replies | 1260 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 03:59 PM
    "I need some recommendations on a good Cast Boolit choice. I want something with a gas check and around 270 grains in weight". I suggest the Lyman 429640HP Devastator. Mine, when cast of 16-1 alloy weight 275 gr fully dressed. Loaded over 23 gr...
    16 replies | 486 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 12:50 PM
    The Lee 230 TC/5 gr BE load mentioned gains about 150 fps +/- out of the 16" barrel vs a 5" barrel in my M1911 Colt Series 70 and Para Ord P-14. My +P load with a 185 or 200 gr XTP over 7.5 gr Unique runs about 250 fps faster out of the 16" barrel...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 12:03 PM
    ^^^^^^the best way to do it w/o potentially damaging the chamber^^^^^^^^^
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 11:47 AM
    I've built several 45 ACP carbines on Mauser M93 and M98 actions. I also have experience with on a #4 action. The Rhineland conversion kits were used. You've picked the best action for the conversion as the SMLE actions don't have the feed issues...
    25 replies | 539 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 08:47 AM
    well I kind of have to argue. An 8 inch bo is capable of pushing a 125 grain bt to 2200 fps. That's twice the velocity of the average 9mm shooting the same bullet. If you think there even close go and shoot some steel with both and see how much...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 08:42 AM
    I don't know if my bo is a dedicated home defense gun or not. I have 12 ars and all of them are in the bedroom safe and loaded. The black out with a full power load and 125 ballistic tips.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 08:39 AM
    Ive bought 8 of them so far and they have all been identical. Couple had those silly stampings but that was the only difference.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 08:35 AM
    lots of competition in the high end scope category today. I would have to say if I had a used leupold id start at 25 percent below internet prices and might even have to be willing to go to a 1/3 less then new. If it were any other brand short of a...
    10 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 08:30 AM
    my take on it is pc and gas check the hardest alloy you can make if you want to shoot 556 at full power. Id even consider water dropping the hardest alloy you have after you baked them.
    28 replies | 703 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 05:44 PM
    I mostly use an original style (semi Loverin) RCBS 28-168-FN cast bullet in my sportered M95 Chilean Mauser. Cast of #2 alloy I leave them as cast at .287 and just GC and lube in a .288 H&I die in the Lyman 450. I load them over 25 gr H4895 and...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 03:48 PM
    Swheeler The question was asked by abunaitoo who lives in Hawaii, not you, who lives in Montana. Ergo the answer (my post of the pressure tested H380 load for the 150 gr Hornady in the 7.65x53 cartridge) was directed at him, not you. Now I’m...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 08:34 PM
    "The caveat with old milsurp rifle is that we do not know what has been done to it before we get it." Excellent caveat.......there are indeed a lot of older milsurps which have been abused. However, close examination can reveal that and I...
    24 replies | 738 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 08:20 PM
    I've had my SDB for 30 years also. I've loaded thousands upon thousands of 9mm, 38 SPL, 357 Magnum, 41 magnum, 44 SPL, 44 Magnum, 45 ACP and 45 Colt on mine with nary a catch. Mount it on a solid bench so there is no flex or bounce to it during...
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  • cheese1566's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 06:28 PM
    I have this one that was used on my Super 14’s. Good shape with some minor small dents. With screws.
    2 replies | 170 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 05:43 PM
    I have a new one. PM offer if interested.
    3 replies | 161 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