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 Tuna
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Ammo is getting scarce.................
Replies: 10
Views: 1238
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Re: Ammo is getting scarce.................

The cheapest price for 5.56 or .223 right now I have found is just about $400 per thousand. One place is selling Wolf steel case for $450 a case plus shipping. Good thing I reload.
by Tuna
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: Auto Ordinance M1 Carbine
Replies: 7
Views: 2903
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Re: Auto Ordinance M1 Carbine

Good for you. Nice to hear someone has a bit of luck with an AO and using that junk Russian ammo too. Too many don't and that's sad considering just how much money they spend.
by Tuna
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 69
Views: 22498
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

I am surprised that they do not load it with the correct 85 gr. bullet instead of the 110gr. 30 carbine bullet. But then again it's cheaper to get the carbine bullets then the correct ones from the likes of Sierra or Hornady.
by Tuna
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 69
Views: 22498
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

Those that are using .32 auto dies should contact Lee about their dies. They have been making them in batches of late and the correct shell holder is included. Works with the Starline brass as well as the French brass. Oh and the Hornady 90 gr. .309 diameter hp is an excellent bullet for the French ...
by Tuna
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: SAD NEWS
Replies: 7
Views: 1906
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Re: SAD NEWS

What is happening in Virginia is a repeat of what has happened in New Zealand. The Prime Minister is a hard nosed socialist who was anti- gun to start with. She used the shooting there to ramrod the new law into being. The courts there are useless to stop her agenda. The buy back program is in full ...
by Tuna
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: Savage 32acp
Replies: 5
Views: 2809
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Re: Savage 32acp

I know this is a little late but the model shown is a 1917 not the earlier 1907 but still the same basic design just very minor changes.
by Tuna
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 69
Views: 22498
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

Well I am using a set of Lee dies in 7.65 French Long. The shell holder is the standard one that came with the dies and has worked fine. I use one round taken out of the box at random and set the seating. Then I pulled the rounds and used them in the Starline brass. But the first thing I did was to ...
by Tuna
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 69
Views: 22498
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

I've had three boxes of original French long from the early 1950's for years. Of course none of it would go bang so I pulled a full box and used the powder and bullets in new Starline cases. It made some very nice ammo and it shot very well with an excellent group. So two more boxes to go and some n...
by Tuna
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Strange headstamp on .30-06
Replies: 4
Views: 2469
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Re: Strange headstamp on .30-06

Made in the Netherlands.
by Tuna
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?
Replies: 7
Views: 1358
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Re: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?

The only difference between the 7.7 rifle round and the 7.7 machinegun round was the semi rim for the machinegun round. The specs for the ammo was the same. Same powder charge, same bullets and velocities. Now if you want you can add in the third 7.7 round made for the British Lewis gun used by the ...
by Tuna
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Berry 311 123gr plated bullets
Replies: 2
Views: 975
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Re: Berry 311 123gr plated bullets

If you use them don't dive then at top velocity or close to factory. They seem strip coming out the rifle. Had them key hole on the target at 25 yards. Its not a true jacket, just a plating and the thinner the plating the worse the performance. Try them about 1600 fps. I have tried them in SKS and a...
by Tuna
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: FB RADOM VIS 35 all matching
Replies: 3
Views: 1068
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Re: FB VIS RADOM all matching

That is a nice pickup for sure. They are very good pistols. I bought one years ago that had an original Polish slide on a German frame. It all matched number wise too. It was a vet bring back. Wish I still owned it today as it was reliable and accurate.
by Tuna
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 69
Views: 22498
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

Mark I would suggest that you contact Lee about a proper shell holder for the brass cases. The one that came with my Lee 7.65 French long dies is a perfect fit to the Starline brass. Also using .32 auto dies just doesn't cut it and the same with the shell holder. One might experiment with an old .30...
by Tuna
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 69
Views: 22498
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

Ok so I have been loading these new cases. First thing is to full length size them in a die made for the 7.65. Standard small pistol primer and 3.5 gr. Unique gives positive function and the cases show standard pressure signs. The bullet is the Hornady .309 diameter 90 gr. HP. Now some older loads I...
by Tuna
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Berthier Mle M07 -15 find
Replies: 15
Views: 4158
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Re: Berthier Mle M07 -15 find

During WW1 the Serbian Army fought on the Salonika front. They were armed and supplied by the French Army. They kept the rifles in the Yugoslavian Army till the Mausers were made in enough numbers. That this is very likely where your rifle came from.

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