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    10-15-2020, 10:00 AM
    The rifle in question is a reimport from South Korea from the early 90's. I checked last night and the muzzle flares open to .320 and the rifling is completely worn away to approximately 3/8" inside the muzzle. This rifle probably missed every...
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    10-15-2020, 08:38 AM
    Others have given this advice already. It's how the barrel shoots that matters. Don't get hung up on remnant tool marks left from the manufacturing process. Most barrels aren't as smooth as we envision or as you would think just looking down the...
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    10-14-2020, 03:00 PM
    Back after WWII, ordnance repaired M1's with damaged crowns by counterboring the muzzle. On these "blunderbuss" muzzles that were worn into funnels by abusive cleaning rod action, what diameter was that counterbore? I'm thinking something in the...
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    09-29-2020, 08:28 AM
    JRD replied to a thread Silly question in Our Town
    By bags full of pulled primers, do you mean loose primers in a bag, not in any primer specific packaging? If so, be danged careful you don't ever drop one of those bags! Quantities of loose primers in a container are an explosion hazard. If you...
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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