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  • samari46's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    Have a 9.3x57 with the 1x14 twist. Will shoot jacketed 286 grain bullets. Just a suggestion, might want to give slightly heavier bullets a try. Some shooters have also swaged down 300 grain .375 bullets as well again with good accuracy. Frank
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    Yesterday, 12:27 AM
    Old joke about Lucas electrics. Lukas lord of darkness. Frank
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    Yesterday, 12:03 AM
    In Louisiana your vehicles are considered an extension of your home. So if it's legal in your home (no full autos) then it's legal in your vehicles. Course if you have a concealed carry permit you carry concealed. But if carrying concealed, you do...
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    07-31-2021, 12:27 AM
    Have a Marlin 1894 in 44 magnum. Have a bunch of the Berry 240 grain copper coated truncated cone style bullets. I load them at about 1200 fps and get decent accuracy at 100 yds. Took the scope off my Marlin in 444 Marlin and installed it on the...
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    07-29-2021, 12:33 AM
    First set of dies I bought when getting into reloading was Eagle dies for 30-06 and an aluminum Texan press. When I bought the Rockchucker gave the press to a buddy who wanted to start reloading for 357 magnum. Still have the dies somewhere. Frank
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    07-29-2021, 12:23 AM
    Pretty much the same way I've been doing it for about 48 years. With the exception of a Dillon 550 for pistol (mostly 45acp) and a elderly Rockchucker for rifle both jacketed and cast bullets. Did get both the big Dillon & small one for rifle and...
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    07-26-2021, 12:25 AM
    Leebuilder, mine are 140 grain brass colored FMJ's, and the box on the right is what I was referring to. That stuff by Norma as sold by Federal is quite accurate out of my Swedes. The Century Arms stuff is also good. Frank
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    07-26-2021, 12:17 AM
    Wasn't there a company by the same name that manufactured bearings?. Frank
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    07-24-2021, 12:15 AM
    I'm with jim147 as to how old your brass is. I have a bunch of just about every manufacture of 45acp brass. And A-merc is junk. And also some of the MFS made in Hungary is also crap. Other than that once I set up my Dillon years back for I've never...
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    07-22-2021, 11:32 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread 3-hat trip. in Our Town
    Baseball caps and coffee mugs & cups. Even had the two I used when I was in the navy some 50 odd years ago. When I went to Kings Point Merchant Marine academy for two weeks for my company bought a couple and when I worked for a living got a bunch...
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    07-20-2021, 12:03 AM
    Had some of the old federal 246 grain lead bullet 44 special ammunition. Not knowing the alloy I did a light coat of Lee alox lube on the exposed nose section. After a couple shots you could smell that familiar aroma. 50 rounds through the revolver...
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    07-19-2021, 12:01 AM
    There is a 375 cartridge called the 37 rimmed, which is basically a 303 British case necked up to 375 with no other changes. Leave a very small shoulder but since it headspaces off the rim no problem.I made up a 375 case neck expander just to see...
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    07-18-2021, 12:19 AM
    Still have some of the Norma/Century Arms 6.5x55 ammo around here. Complete with the NP on the primer. Federal also imported Norma 6.5x55 ammo with a brass colored 140 grain bullet. Federal/Norma ammo was sold under the American Eagle brand but in a...
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    07-15-2021, 11:40 PM
    Our old range used to host the Crawfish Invintational benchrest match once a year. Best time to buy patches,bore brushes and solvents. Watching a lot of the top benchrest shooters in the country prep their brass and it kinds rubbed off. So all my...
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    07-15-2021, 11:33 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread Gun culture fellowship in Our Town
    Lost a good shootin buddy due to cancer. Knew he was sick,but didn't pry into it as I figured he'd tell me when he was ready. Showed up at the house at the Christmas before he passed. Left me with a Swiss army knife and then left. Only when I saw...
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    07-13-2021, 12:39 AM
    I have a S&W 24-3 N frame in 44 special 3" barrel with the combat type grips. Round butt, while I've shot it a few times with the combat grips, I like the Ahrends round butt to square butt grips you had in your pics. Always felt that the combats...
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    07-13-2021, 12:24 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Cleaning a K31 in Military Rifles
    Actually I think the grease the Swiss used was for automatic weapons that does contain moly and while they usually don't clean like we normally do. They use the grease while the barrel is still warm and leave it in the barrel and patch it out before...
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    07-12-2021, 11:59 PM
    May I suggest something?. Check out any concrete plants in your area, or contractors that do driveways and other concrete work. You may get lucky and find a source of free concrete chunks from either the concrete plants or contractors. Check with...
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    07-12-2021, 11:46 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread RIP Gov Edwards in Our Town
    His passing came as a surprise to the wife and I. Didn't even know he was ill. So when KATC channel 5 over here announcing his death we were stunned. Rest in Peace. Frank
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    07-11-2021, 12:30 AM
    I have a Remington 40x stainless steel single shot rifle. Normally I would figure that it would be chambered for the 308 Winchester. But stamped on the barrel is 7.62 NATO. Go figure. Frank
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    07-11-2021, 12:16 AM
    There was one video where they actually formed up a hole in the ground and poured the whole keel ballast weight in one shot. Forget how much the whole thing weighed but something on the order of 5 tons. 10,000 pounds is a lot of lead. Problem with...
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    07-08-2021, 11:28 PM
    My wife went out to get the mail and I heard the word snake. Seems she just opened the front door and there was one just in front of the door. The snake slithered into the grass in front of the house. What with almost 3 weeks of daily rains both I...
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    07-08-2021, 12:05 AM
    Could be that you are not pushing them fast enough. Next time at the range see if someone has a chronograph and let them send some round down range and get some velocity readings. I shoot the 314299 in a Finn M27 and estimate that they are going...
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    07-06-2021, 11:29 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread Sub MOA 50cal @1000yd in Our Town
    Impressive shooting and one very accurate rifle. Got in a rather heated arguement some years back about shooting at 1000 yds. The American Rifleman had posted the results of a 1000 yd benchrest match and one genius at work didn't believe that such...
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    07-06-2021, 12:13 AM
    Remind me when working for a living. Was given at work about 5 old heavy duty vises. Some of them were busted but all the same make and model. So completely disassembled them to find out what we were working with. Managed to get 3 complete vises out...
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    07-05-2021, 11:38 PM
    Is the annealeez caliber specific? Asking because I have a bunch of Lake city 30-06 match brass that dates back to '67 and want to anneal it prior to trying it out with cast bullets and also some Lake City 7.62 match brass. Frank
    41 replies | 2063 view(s)
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    07-04-2021, 11:37 PM
    samari46 replied to a thread building collapse in Our Town
    MSN,had videos when the building undergoing a controlled demolition this evening. Soon as they can rescue workers will be back on the scene to continue the search. Frank
    59 replies | 2374 view(s)
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    07-04-2021, 12:44 AM
    The nose portion of the bullet works best when it's fat enough to be engraved with the tops of the lands. I have an early Lyman 314299 which was originally developed for the 303 British cartridge. However I shoot this bullet in a Finnish Moisin M27...
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    07-04-2021, 12:31 AM
    Don't firget to grease the front dovetail on the rings and bases. It also helps if you have a 1" piece of bar stock. Mount the bar stock in the rings and tighten the screws. Use the bar stock as a lever and rotate about 90 degrees both ways. What...
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    07-04-2021, 12:10 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Air Compressor Oil in Our Town
    We had two large electric air compressors at work to provide the air for pump controls. Mobil DTE 2190t which is actually a turbine oil worked well. And was also used in our steam driven fuel oil pumps. Only had two overhauls in 25 years. But have...
    24 replies | 747 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