Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by ammolab
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Questions about my dad's .30-40 Krag
Replies: 3
Views: 76
United States of America

Re: Questions about my dad's .30-40 Krag

Surplus Krags were like $3 back in the 1920s. Many were made into quality sporting rifles. My first centerfire rifle was a nice Krag sporter my Grandfather bought me on my 12th birthday in 1958. $39.95 and still a fine shooter.
by ammolab
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Ssg-82
Replies: 4
Views: 312
United States of America

Re: Ssg-82

Got a few from Century when imported. Sold all but one which lasted 4 shots and the extractor broke...Century refunded my money and I sent it back.

My verdict: Cute Cold War collectible...no part support so not a shooter.
by ammolab
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 7.55 swiss 175smk?
Replies: 5
Views: 158
United States of America

Re: 7.55 swiss 175smk?

How find bullet “contact” distance, Take a fired un sized case from your rifle that allows your selected bullet to be a slip fit. A case that will chamber. Put a ‘ring’ of jell super glue in the neck of that case. Drop your bullet (works best with boat tails) into the chamber (rifle muzzle down)...i...
by ammolab
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Need to identify some 8x57 ammo
Replies: 11
Views: 170
United States of America

Re: Need to identify some 8x56 ammo

Sounds like Turkish 8x57 Mauser ammo (7.92x57JS). It has a type S bullet (154gr) and is Berdan/Corrosive.

Best in bolt guns as it may over gas semi auto rifles.
by ammolab
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 7.55 swiss 175smk?
Replies: 5
Views: 158
United States of America

Re: 7.55 swiss 175smk?

You don’t want to jam the bullet into the throat. Most bullets will have to be seated quite deeply in the 7.5x55. Back 20 thousands off contact.

Note sleek Very low drag bullets may seat to mag length without contact...that is what I found with Nosler 175 RDF bullets.
by ammolab
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?
Replies: 14
Views: 3108
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Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?

The Spanish government when they covered the rifles over to 7.62x51 also loaded ammo for these rifles. IT IS NOT loaded to NATO spec but very close to the original pressures of the 7x57 ammo these rifles were made for originally. This ammo was called 7.62 Cetme and loaded to about the 40,000 psi ra...
by ammolab
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: FN 1950? 7.62x51mm Carbine find
Replies: 6
Views: 272
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Re: FN 1950? 7.62x51mm Carbine find

Looks really nice...and suitable for the “carbine match” this month no doubt!
by ammolab
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: 7.62MM Garand
Replies: 8
Views: 1945
United States of America

Re: 7.62MM Garand

I shot out my first DCM M1 in the 1980s. Found a guy at the Tulsa gun show with new old stock Springfield Armory GI issue 7.62 NATO barrels. Still on that gun and still a smooth sweet shooter!
by ammolab
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: My ammo for the 380 looks the same as the 9x18 !
Replies: 7
Views: 265
United States of America

Re: My ammo for the 380 looks the same as the 9x18 !

Nevada Hudson wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:10 pm
Took out some ammo for my 380 and for the Makarov 9x18 and side by side it looks exactly the same. Thought the Makarov round had much more power. :think:
You can see “power” by just looking at a cartridge?

What am I thinking right now???
by ammolab
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 8x52R Siamese with surplus powder & heavy bullet
Replies: 4
Views: 459
United States of America

Re: 8x52R Siamese with surplus powder & heavy bullet

None of our knockdown Steel targets will resist Rob’s 208gr bullet. I saw his first hit ring that steel hard and cover the whole thing with grey lead dust.
by ammolab
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Soviet-Russian Influenced Rifles
Topic: SSG-82
Replies: 2
Views: 559
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Re: SSG-82

Had one, thought it was neat. Extractor broke on the 5th shot. Century bought it back.
by ammolab
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: M1A/M14
Topic: Best m1a mags to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 730
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Re: Best m1a mags to buy

Taiwan used the M14 and their mfg mags are available....any reports on their magazines?
by ammolab
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 7.62x51 load needed
Replies: 4
Views: 324
United States of America

Re: 7.62x51 load needed

IMR 4064 is widely used in service rifle (M1A & M1 Garand) match loads. Federal/Lake city has used it in US Military production as well. Not sure if an “over gassed” rifle will find it optimum, but any standard 7.62 NATO rifle should run properly. 42grs with a 168gr Matchking is a widely used Match ...
by ammolab
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: M1 Carbine converted to 5.7MMJ 200 meter range report
Replies: 3
Views: 480
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Re: M1 Carbine converted to 5.7MMJ 200 meter range report

that little rifle looks “right” now. ...good work. Now engineer some brace for the target hook or pole to keep that little target square.
by ammolab
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Ishapore mag capacity
Replies: 9
Views: 550
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Re: Ishapore mag capacity

Per loading 12 rounds in the mag and having loose rounds around on strpper clips.. Just because The magazine can hold 12 does not mean you have to load 12. One would use the 2 stipper clips and only load 10.. No loose rounds. Now I have never done it.. On the three I own and the 2 others I have sho...

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