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by Tuna
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: where is the 38 special FMJ
Replies: 6
Views: 1757

Re: where is the 38 special FMJ

Here it is a month later and there is still no .38 SPL available. Bullets are drying up and some of the best reloading pistol powders are no where to be found. It's only going to get worse the closer to the election we get. Then if Biden should win (God forbid) then it will even be worse if possible...
by Tuna
Mon May 25, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 1917 Eddy Stone
Replies: 13
Views: 3539

Re: 1917 Eddy Stone

In reality the amount of lands on an original 1917 barrel is 5. A 150 gr. bullet will most likely shoot best in them as this is what the system was designed for, 150gr flat base bullets. The do not shoot boat tails well.
by Tuna
Mon May 25, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: RC DOU 42
Replies: 23
Views: 3770

Re: RC DOU 42

The dot matrix serial number is done by the importer. It is now required to be on all imports by BATF. This is now the serial number sent to BATF for their files. It tracks all imported firearms. Just another case of Big Brother watching.
by Tuna
Fri May 08, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 8 May, did most forget?
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

Re: 8 May, did most forget?

When my dad passed in 2000. The VA told me that WW2 vets were passing at 2000 a day on average. So I felt that my dad went with a lot of other hero's from WW2. Sorely missed for 20 years.
by Tuna
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Ammo is getting scarce.................
Replies: 12
Views: 6735

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: 5801

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: 77
Views: 42218

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: 77
Views: 42218

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: 9
Views: 4085

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: 4236

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: 77
Views: 42218

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: 77
Views: 42218

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: 3738

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: 2926

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: 4
Views: 2257

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...

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