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    06-14-2021, 08:49 PM
    I live halfway between a Cabelas and a Bass Pro just 30 min in either direction. I have never bought a firearm or major purchase at either, not even a rod or reel. A son and DIL continue to give me gift cards for one or the other and the last one...
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    06-14-2021, 11:59 AM
    I like to see pictures on forums so I try to add pictures whenever possible for others that may enjoy them also. Been active here for a few months now but just recently realized if you click on a picture you will get an enhanced view of it. On a...
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    06-14-2021, 10:36 AM
    NEKVT replied to a thread Pay It Forward in Pay It Forward
    Not in but nice gesture. Only thing I could use is 303's and only if 303 Sav.
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    06-14-2021, 12:57 AM
    For the the hairline crack you might try "Chair Tite". It is a super thin super glue that was designed to fix loose chairs and wicks into the chair joints and cracks in other wood items. I have used it on a couple stocks with good results.
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    06-13-2021, 06:58 PM
    Aluminum as a metal and the compound Aluminum Oxide which is used as an abrasive are two different animals when it comes to their physical properties. Try sharpening an axe using a beer can and let us know how it came out. I'm not a chemists by...
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    06-13-2021, 11:37 AM
    NEKVT replied to a thread '91 Argentine Mauser in Military Rifles
    Looks like a fun project. I have no experience with that cartridge so can't offer anything there. But filling the bore with Kroil seems like a waste and potential for a mess. The way Kroil works I think you would get the same results just keeping...
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    06-12-2021, 09:52 PM
    Ayla Brown has an album named Heroes and Hometowns that starts with a very nice rendition of the National Anthem. A beautiful, strong voice and songs that will tug at your patriotic heartstrings.
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    06-12-2021, 05:17 PM
    When I got this Trapdoor rifle the barrel was already cut to 24" and the stock had been cut back to a stub and there were no sights. I attached a front sight base with JB Weld and a Krag 1902 rear sight with one screw just to try shooting it and...
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    06-12-2021, 03:26 PM
    I would think that sight on the M92 you would want it to be in a similar location as on the M94 it was designed for. Google that sight on a Win M94 and you will see examples of the placement. I have the Williams FP on my Marlin 1894 and it lines up...
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    06-12-2021, 02:38 PM
    You don't say what sight you are thinking of mounting on what rifle but for the Williams receiver sight on the Krag it is a specific model for this rifle so only goes in one location with little play. I just aligned it so the eyepiece bar was in the...
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    06-12-2021, 01:34 PM
    I used JB Weld to attach a Williams receiver sight and front sight base to my Krag Sporter because I didn't want to drill and tap and used that setup for more than ten years. I did have the receiver sight come off once while hunting but it was a...
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    06-07-2021, 03:39 PM
    NEKVT replied to a thread Pre-'64 Model 70s in Factory Rifles
    Model 54 with clip slot. This happens to be a 30Gov't06 but all except the 30-30 which had a different receiver had the slots. It was designed in because of the large amount of 03 loaded clips available and the popularity of the '06 cartridge at the...
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    06-07-2021, 10:39 AM
    NEKVT replied to a thread Electric Pot Cover in Casting Equipment
    I have a 1 1/8" thick vermiculite baffle board for a wood stove I was thinking of cutting and shaping a piece to sit just inside of a Pro 4-20. Would benefit be worth the trouble?
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    06-06-2021, 12:30 PM
    I don't load this cartridge so is just a wild guess. Could it be varying primer seating/projection affecting your OAL measurements? Have you tried loading some dummies that eliminate all but case and bullet as variables?
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    06-06-2021, 09:13 AM
    Wow! Wouldn't be thinking about doing anything with that rifle but shoot it?
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    06-04-2021, 08:29 PM
    NEKVT replied to a thread Krag leading badly in Military Rifles
    Since you have never shot it before these cast loads you might try 30 to 40 full power jacketed loads to smooth out any unusually roughness and then clean it back to bare metal before trying cast again. The first section of bores on original Krags...
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    06-03-2021, 10:00 PM
    I have one sample cast a long time ago I keep in my 357 die box. It measures .743.
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    06-03-2021, 07:37 PM
    My RCBS 357 seating die from 1975 seats and crimps cast bullets (up to .359 tried) in one step with no issues. A Lyman 38 Special seating die will not so it is set up to crimp only with seating done in the RCBS die. The ID at bottom of both dies...
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    06-03-2021, 06:00 PM
    This 358429 with round lube groove was bought new around 1980.
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    06-02-2021, 10:45 AM
    Muzzleloader caliber is typically the bore measurement so you do have a 44. Using your numbers with an example in the old Lyman 45th edition on how to fit a patch and ball to rifling: Groove .452 minus bore .441 = .011 divided by 2 = .0055 In...
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    06-02-2021, 09:41 AM
    Lyman 45th (1970) lists IMR 4227 for 112gr, 141gr, 158gr, 168gr, and 195gr cast bullets in 38 Special. Bullet 358311 158gr with #2 alloy has start load of 7.0 for 504fps and max of 9.5gr for 755fps from a S&W Model 14 6". Must have thought it was...
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    06-01-2021, 12:49 PM
    Don't know how it works on a GPR but usually on a loud cocking rifle if you keep the trigger depressed while cocking and then release the trigger before letting go of the cock it eliminates the loud click.
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    05-31-2021, 12:37 PM
    I found a free one burner Butane stove I'm thinking of using for light smelting and ladle pouring. Up till now I've been using my Lee 20lb for smelting and bottom pouring. Has anyone else used one? Fuel is not as readily available but not that...
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    05-30-2021, 12:07 AM
    I also have a Criterion barrel on my Krag sporter that so far with limited testing doesn't shoot as well as the old sewer pipe. I ran about 40 jacketed through it before switching to cast. The Criterion was cut down to 20" and crowned by a gunsmith...
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    05-29-2021, 09:21 PM
    "Now that the buffalo have gone, and the Sharps rifle by which they were destroyed is also gone, almost all ranchmen use some form of repeater. Personally I prefer the Winchester, using the new model, with a .45-caliber bullet of 300 grains, backed...
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    05-29-2021, 08:55 PM
    Shoot it. You won't wear it out or affect the current finish by shooting it a few times now and then...just don't drop it!
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    05-29-2021, 08:37 PM
    TruOil cut 50/50 with paint thinner goes on with very thin coats and doesn't build up like it does used straight and requires no working in between coats or after to get that rubbed oil finish. Had to look up that MVA sight. If you are...
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    05-29-2021, 08:08 PM
    Nice looking rifle with a personal touch. If you need to match the buttstock color Birchwood Casey has a small bottle of water-based walnut stain that can be thinned as needed. To finish it TruOil cut 50/50 with paint thinner goes on with very...
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    05-29-2021, 06:47 PM
    NEKVT replied to a thread J&J vaccine in Our Town
    I'm 67 next month and got the J&J vaccine. Some hot and cold periods and headache the night of but that was it. Others I know that got one of the other two had much worse time with it. My 92 yr old mother-in-law got the Moderna and had zero issues...
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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
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