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by ammolab
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?
Replies: 11
Views: 1793
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Re: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

I received many of the 540 rd cans of Malaysian 7.62. Not a spot on any of it. Far from "junk" I would shoot it in my M1A over Lake City* any day.

*I am a Veteran and a Patriot...but Lake City M80 ball is just average milsurp 7.62x51 ammo at best.
by ammolab
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: VOLLEY FIRE
Replies: 2
Views: 90
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Re: VOLLEY FIRE

His Jap rifle had a tangent sight for normal military situations. A Volley Sight was in most cases an additional sight often mounted on the left side of the stock and used for group fire at VERY long ranges that exceed the distance of the regular rifle sight ( 1600-2000+ yards). A target at 500yards...
by ammolab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: What long range load works for your Type 38?
Replies: 8
Views: 319
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Re: What long range load works for your Type 38?

Hodgdon lists. 35gr of H335 for 2414fps as max load (140gr bullet) and no powders faster. NORMA shows nothing approaching that speed.

With your tight bore you might get 2500fps.
by ammolab
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Teaching my old neighbor how to shoot long range.
Replies: 7
Views: 317
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Re: Teaching my old neighbor how to shoot long range.

Great to see new shooters at the range! I expect to see youngsters coming out and hope to bring one to this weeks match, but oldsters are good to.

She needs to grab a nice SKS. Stock would fit her, iron sights would do, and it 'might' topple most of our steel critters. Rams @ 500? Nope.
by ammolab
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Handloading manual for a beginner
Replies: 6
Views: 229
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Re: Handloading manual for a beginner

Anything but Lee loading data. It is often so conservative I think it is more guess work than Science.
by ammolab
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Hungarian 91/30
Replies: 8
Views: 1312
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Re: Hungarian 91/30

Many ended up in Vietnam often as 91/30 PU Sniper rifles.
by ammolab
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: CMP announces how Army surplus 1911s to be sold
Replies: 11
Views: 582
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Re: CMP announces how Army surplus 1911s to be sold

I saw a brand new SIG 220 at a show on Saturday for $699.00. If I needed a .45 I would rather have the SIG than a blind buy on a GI .45.
by ammolab
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: What load mimics the 7.7 Jap as far
Replies: 13
Views: 467
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Re: What load mimics the 7.7 Jap as far

Yes Lee data is poor. But 7.7 Jap is a .312" bore and 8mm is .323". Bore Size does matter in internal ballistics, and pressure curves will vary in similar size cases with different bore diameter bullets. A 150gr 270 Win will have a different load, a different pressure curve, than a 150gr 30-06 using...
by ammolab
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: What load mimics the 7.7 Jap as far
Replies: 13
Views: 467
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Re: What load mimics the 7.7 Jap as far

Chuck Hawks is not a very good source for military rifle load data , or even history of said . End performance has nothing to do with load data of two very different cartridges . I was explained to you why they are different , sorry you do not understand . But you don't think 8x57 is a "different c...
by ammolab
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: What load mimics the 7.7 Jap as far
Replies: 13
Views: 467
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Re: What load mimics the 7.7 Jap as far

NORMA load data will get you GI velocity:

https://www.norma.cc/en/Ammunition-Acad ... -Japanese/

Hornady manual has data for 174gr bullets at 2400-2600fps for IMR & other powders
by ammolab
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: reloading 6.5 carcano
Replies: 3
Views: 208
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Re: reloading 6.5 carcano

Rapidrob wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:08 pm
Back out primers are low pressure. The Carcano firing pin is adjustable. If the dent looks to be too deep,back it off.
Adjustable? I replaced the pin tip on my M38 7.5 Carcano to cure a filed tip.
by ammolab
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: VZ-52 SHE
Replies: 22
Views: 1275
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Re: VZ-52 SHE

I like these conical base IMI 7.62x39 FMJ bullets. The theory is they will bump up in oversize barrels. Not sure they make any .314" size bore gun a match rifle...but a good theory I guess.

Don't think these are mfg by IMI or anyone today.
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by ammolab
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading 7.62x54R
Replies: 15
Views: 3978
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Re: Reloading 7.62x54R

Waiting for my EZ X EXP 303 B expander to arrive but took both of my MN to the range today just too see how they shot at 100 yards using some surplus ammo and some Tula ammo. I was sort of happy about the results with about 4" groups from both. Since they are .308 bullets I'm expecting the larger ....
by ammolab
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Practicing for 385 yard match with Carbines
Replies: 3
Views: 353
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Re: Practicing for 385 yard match with Carbines

K11 will do me fine for that match too I reckon...

Until we get to your offhand stage!

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