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    Today, 01:34 PM
    If you have not I would carefully research how the safety and hammer work on the CZ52. https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/cz-52-hammer-drop-warning.633919/ The people below were trying to sell something so the below is for...
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    Today, 11:02 AM
    Midway does sell large rifle primers on a notify basis when they come into stock. I have only purchased small rifle primers and shotgun primers since that was what I needed. Also primers are starting to become more available these days, but the...
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    Today, 10:42 AM
    Some years ago there was someone making magazine fed garands in 338 Win mag and 458 Win mag.
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    Today, 08:26 AM
    If one will be doing a lot of shooting, the 308 is the way to go. If not, then what ever it will function with; so if in 30-06 it will serve quite well. The Garand tosses cases that need to be recovered if you reload. 308 cases are more plentiful...
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    Today, 08:18 AM
    Never had a function problem with the old fashioned crimp. With straight and semi straight wall semi-auto cases it is important to have no significant flare at the case neck for consistent feeding. I never have had any problems with mine...
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    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    It is a straight wall 35 remington that is legal under specialized hunt circumstance where .35 remington is not.
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    Yesterday, 12:04 AM
    It is important to fully set the primers. I have some of the CCI primers that are intended military rifles. Place the loaded round on a metal plated to make that they are not rocking. If the primer protrudes they rock a little.
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    01-23-2023, 12:05 AM
    Still I wonder what pressure the JM marlin 336 rifles from the 60's will take? I assume that they were stronger than the remington rifles of the pre-WWII era. There was an autoloading model remington and there was spiral tubular magazine pump...
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    01-22-2023, 09:38 PM
    I was wondering the heaviest published loads for my marlin 35 with 200 jacketed bullet is about 2200 fps. This is with a bottle neck case and yet this 360 with a mostly straight case goes 2400 fps. I wonder why I can not find published loads at a...
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    01-22-2023, 09:25 PM
    There is dangerous steel ammo and also brass ammo out there. It really depends on QA/QC and storage conditions. For ammo made overseas, that is imported, and then sold by a vendor, often there is no firm guarantee of the product. Most cases if...
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    01-22-2023, 01:55 PM
    Will the older 336 actions withstand the pressure of the new 360 buckhammer?
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    01-22-2023, 03:00 AM
    My gunsmith did do the rockwell hardness testing surface areas of my polytech receiver and IIRC was mostly between about 55 to almost 60. The bolt was about 40 and I switched that out to a trw if recall initials that I got from the cmp. I also...
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    01-21-2023, 11:02 PM
    There is a proverb: commie ammo for commie rifles meaning only shoot steel case in russian designed weapons. My glocks work fine with 9mm steel case. I have had no trouble yet with it in ARs relative to ejection. I have modified the firing and...
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    01-21-2023, 09:47 PM
    What I would do is to first make sure that they are all the same lot number. Likely will be same in that if the first box was good then all of the others will be too. Since it was multiple cases that showed extreme pressures, that is not a...
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    01-21-2023, 08:21 PM
    'I have always wondered if the GI receivers which are illegal for civilians were stronger than the commercial guns. The chinese polytechs were said to have a superior steel for the receivers in their copies of the M14. But they used rockwell 40...
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    01-21-2023, 08:17 PM
    It is my understanding that the inserts did not work and some guns were rebarreled. I do not have the reference for that. Assuming the gun was rebarreled and chambered properly I would prefer a 7.62x51 chambering in the gun. The only downside is...
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    01-21-2023, 07:57 PM
    Man certainly got a lot of critters by his feeder, especially predators. I need to do that also.
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    01-21-2023, 07:11 PM
    The tanker is not us military issue, but there were naval M1 garand rifles in .308. Today .308 is a little better priced than is 30-06 fmj 150 rounds. So the .308/7.62 Nato is a better choice for a rifle these days. I think he may have been...
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    01-21-2023, 05:36 PM
    If 8mm would chamber, there were certainly some serious problems. The explosion was channeled mostly safely down with minor bruising of the hand and splitting the stock.
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    01-21-2023, 05:11 PM
    An old youtube of a brand new 'Tanker Carbine' Garand with a complete headcase separation. No idea what the original headspace was like. Clearly the ammo was at fault here. The ammo was rebranded tula ammo packed in a Herter's box. ...
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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