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  • garandsrus's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 AM
    I am pretty sure you meant 60RPM, which is one revolution per second.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    Oldest son in college just tapped me to cover an auto repair bill of his out of state. I'm going to have to kiss my opportunity away at this time.
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    Full-time BEAST MODE. Good to read that all went well. Now that you have some empty brass, give your hand a break--find some 240 grain SWCs--and load them ahead of 8.5-9.0 grains of Unique (or 9.5-10.0 grains of Herco). These should give...
    8 replies | 248 view(s)
  • JohnSmiles's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    I have never owned an AK, AR or Ruger ranch rifle. Just did a little price checking and I remember why....lol OUCH! Never really wanted one, well maybe the Ruger Ranch. Or an M1 Garand........ Destined to live the life of a beer budget it appears.
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    You are absolutely correct in that statement. But sadly, much like in my youth there were women I was with I'll own up to, and those I won't! Murphy
    37 replies | 650 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    Did you do the work yourself or do you have a local gunsmith you can recommend? I'm considering rebarrelling one of my Enfield #4s to either a copy of the Aussie's 22-303 or a 6.5-303 (The 6.5 Dutch Mannlicher is basically a 6.5-303)
    64 replies | 10632 view(s)
  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    I've been shooting for a lot of years and a lot of calibers. First let me say the U.S. major brands aren't the same brass cases they were way back. For that matter some of them don't even make their own brass. Okay I've never liked Remington...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    You may find differently, but the shallow V and bead aren't all that precise, nearly impossible to hold windage repeatedly. I spent the money on a set for a Freedom Arms. You will notice pretty much all of the target pistols you see have square...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    Yes, I'll be curious as to what Pedersoli says. Might be easier to paper patch a Lyman Foster up to bore diameter from 0.705". Different thickness of paper or more or less wraps would do it for both bores. While I haven't tried the Federal...
    30 replies | 626 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    I found the guy I was thinking of. JAPLMG is the forum member who owns many Arisakas and a couple of Jap machineguns. He's still on the forum so he may have missed your post.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:48 PM
    As I stated about more and more newer 38 Super cases are rimless like the 9mm's.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    Back in the early days when Tasco's were made in Japan, for the money, they were tough to beat!!! The new ones are kind of junky. Also in the early days Tasco has a scope mount with rings called the World Class scope mount and it's second to...
    3 replies | 116 view(s)
  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    I don't have any 9x23 cases, but I'm sure you know that both the 9mm Luger and 9x23 have a fatter web area then a Super. the Super actually IS a straight case. When I made the 9x23 barrel for my Tokarev I used the 9x23 reamer and shoot only 38...
    7 replies | 120 view(s)
  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:20 PM
    Most the 38 Super brass you buy today is the rimless stuff. Starline calls it Comp. I've also bought a lot of once fired 38 Super cases and the mixed brands are Aguila, AA, Sig, Jag, Federal, S&B, and another one that has some A's in the stamp. None...
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  • JohnSmiles's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:14 PM
    I will get some money in my account tomorrow and get you paid, sir. And thanks!
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  • Maven's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    Just google "Tasco Scope Repair." Plenty of options, but not necessarily the best ones re warranty or cost.
    3 replies | 116 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:39 PM
    My problem with Unique is less accuracy - several of my pistol powder measures are adequately accurate, but bridging. Unique has a tendency to bridge in every measure I have, and thus unpredictably you have light and heavy loads. I found this out...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:28 PM
    If the original boolits weighed 405gr then your alloy is OK. The question of weight may be temp. but I would question that much variability. Did you add anything to the melt other than the boolits you bought? Lighter weight means a greater amount...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:57 PM
    Well, again, I am surprised there is so much difference in bore diameters. I would figure the bores would be reamed to final diameter which should put them withing a thou or two of each other. Even if the barrels are made from drawn tubing the...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
    "Got a Lorcin" Don't believe I'd uh' told that Brother! I will say this though, I admire your honesty in owning up to it. Murphy
    37 replies | 650 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:13 PM
    I have kept a Model 15 around for years now. It's just down right hard to to beat a 38 Special in a K frame with a 4" barrel and adjustable sights. Anything from 105 grain plinking loads, all the way up to 170 grain Keith boolits. My last find...
    15 replies | 396 view(s)
  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    I'm sure you know you should use a 9mm/38super slide for them right? I've done all these years ago. Also you will have to change your 45acp ejector and the 9mm/38super also have a differenc slide stop. I've also done a 9x23 on Tokarev.
    7 replies | 120 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:06 PM
    Cap'n Morgan has hit on something there! My biggest problem is air bubbles and shrinkage with the hot melt glue. Using an old press or sizer as a piston pump should provide enough "oomph" to squirt melted glue (or plastic) into a form, though it...
    17 replies | 287 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:33 AM
    Interesting! I have not seen those before. I have seen the cartridge adapters and I think there are other manufacturers of those but I have not seen the muzzleloading adapters or their "reloadable cartridge". Not quite sure why you couldn't...
    30 replies | 626 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:24 AM
    ................I bought this one for $250 in 2001 and sold it in 2012 for $600 and I kept the bayonet and scabbard.
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:08 AM
    .............The absolute best way to buy powder/primers (or probably anything for that matter) is in bulk. Several years ago I used to shoot EVERY Tuesday with several other guys. There was about 8 of us. We either had that as a day off, a couple...
    70 replies | 4117 view(s)
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The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
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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