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  • swheeler's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 10:24 AM
    Ok I missed that they are powder coated, try heat treating them. It seems strange that only one out of every five does it though, but with mine as a lube problem it was the 5th shot always not random.
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    01-15-2019, 05:38 PM
    I am going to say it's your lube at that speed. I had something very similar going on with my home brewed lube and the 7.62x54r, multiple groups on same target, 5th shot out every single time. I tried adding ATF helped, then paraffin and fliers went...
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    01-15-2019, 02:39 PM
    No he's shooting Sierra 175 .323 bullets. They never removed the 6.5 markings
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    01-15-2019, 02:37 PM
    Interesting colored wood, I can see a bit of striping in the butt. Looks as if stock has been refinished though? The one pictured on the Wiki link is just fantastic, tiger striped stem to stern!
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    01-15-2019, 11:06 AM
    I wish I owned the one pictured on Wiki, nice stock! Loiner1965 good shooting at 100M, we do want to see more pictures of the rifle in action.:-)
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    01-14-2019, 11:51 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread 458 Lott 730 grain in Cast Boolits
    That would be a thumper I'm betting!
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    01-13-2019, 01:46 PM
    You could try some 5-7 shot groups, maybe even more rounds would give a better picture. I see a typo in your data though you forgot the C in BL-C (2) or lot# 2 however your canister is marked. Have fun and enjoy, even if you are using those danged...
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    01-13-2019, 01:36 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    I fired 5 of the Nazi head stamped ammo over the chrony @ 70* F Sept 2009, averaged 2285 fps,I believe those are supposed to be 206 grain bullet, 2.5 inch group at 50 yds.
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    01-11-2019, 10:48 PM
    The blue stuff that comes in the box work well.
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    01-11-2019, 10:46 PM
    That is one strange looking piece of brass! I made a belted rimless rifle cartridge casing a couple of times, not on purpose though. Glad the casing didn't let go and nothing/nobody got hurt.
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    01-10-2019, 08:51 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread S&w 1500 in Factory Rifles
    I think I shaved a few ounces off by changing out scopes, the Burris seems lighter than the Bushnell. The weight doesn't really bother too much unless gaining elevation, going from 3500 to 6500 every ounce counts, setting in the safe none of my...
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  • blackthorn's Avatar
    01-10-2019, 08:18 PM
    Any good close-grain hardwood i.e. Birch, Maple etc. will work well.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    01-10-2019, 07:44 PM
    I gave Remington the ax several years back, I kept a Black Diamond Nylon 66 and my my Model 11 26" ImpCyl barreled 12 ga. I just didn't trust them in the safe with my other rifles, bad influence you know!
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    01-10-2019, 07:24 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread S&w 1500 in Factory Rifles
    New paint nutmeg with black webbing and 2 coats of clear matte. While I was at it I bought a Burris Fullfield II Ballistic Plex scope and a set of Leupold rings. Now all I have to do is get out and sight it in!
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    01-10-2019, 11:58 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread 458 Lott 730 grain in Cast Boolits
    I remember these and Ranger Rick, pretty sure someone at Accurate Reloading Forum was shooting these out of the Lott at 1900 fps, seems like H335 or AA 2230 powder was used.
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    01-08-2019, 02:12 PM
    I have been using the tape over the muzzle for over 40 years. Water is not the only thing that can get down your barrel. Many years ago, after a day in the bush, we returned to the cabin and began to wipe down our rifles. My hunting partner ran a...
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    01-08-2019, 02:11 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread 35 Rem Mauser in Military Rifles
    Very nice with the islands, pancake and swept back grip, hope it shoots as good as it looks!
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    01-08-2019, 02:05 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread S&w 1500 in Factory Rifles
    This thread got me to thinking about my 1500 S&W, I went looking and found it in the back of a safe. I think the last time it got taken out was 4 years ago I shot a 4x4 Whitetail buck with it, cleaned the barrel and put it up. The old OD camo paint...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    01-07-2019, 03:21 PM
    No problem, glad to try to help and answer the question you asked.
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    01-07-2019, 10:06 AM
    Need 6.5x55 load using IMR 4320 for a Ruger #1 Asking for a cousin, He wants to try IMR 4320 in the 6.5x55 in a ruger NO. 1. Looking for 140 gr to 160 gr bullet loads. I posted you some data specific to what you asked for. ;-) 4320 140 and 160's
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    01-05-2019, 12:56 PM
    Kids grow up. They make choices, some make good choices and some make bad. Once you have provided them with (at least) the opportunity to get a decent education the choice of future life-style is up to them. I have two boys (now in their fifties),...
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    01-03-2019, 01:07 PM
    There is very little (if any) profit to be had from truth, common sense or reasoned responses----FOLLOW THE MONEY!
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    01-02-2019, 08:57 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread S&w 1500 in Factory Rifles
    I have one in 7mm Remington Mag, it's in a Brown Precision stock and a cheap Bushnell Elite 3200 scope, accurate enough but still heavy even with the synthetic stock.
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  • blackthorn's Avatar
    01-02-2019, 01:40 PM
    When out in the rain, or bush, a strip of electrician's tape over the muzzle keeps out any type of unwanted stuff.
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    01-02-2019, 01:24 PM
    Sears closed here in Kamloops last year. For several years prior selection deteriorated and service became almost non-existent. You could buy a vacuum cleaner but when you needed a new part you were told to contact the manufacturer. This after I...
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    01-02-2019, 01:05 PM
    blackthorn replied to a thread New Years Wish in Our Town
    This ^^^^ our thoughts and prayers are with you. For us it is our daughter who is in her sixth year fighting cancer that started in her lung and spread to cause brain tumors, for which she has had several invasive procedures.
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    01-02-2019, 12:58 PM
    Quote "Like in the OP, "See ya later, alligator!" ( and our response was always, "After a while , Crocodile!"." From a hit tune of the day.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    01-02-2019, 12:46 PM
    I like it, scope is mounted low and with that monte stock should be sweet fitting, nice!
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