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 SWIHARTMARK
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets
Replies: 10
Views: 654
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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

Thanks for the info. I did buy a toaster oven for water quenching. That's a nice group with your Mosin. I have a former sniper rifle, but no scope. I'll have to seen what issue Lyman book I have.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: No.4 Mk1 reare sight?
Replies: 9
Views: 722
United States of America

Re: No.4 Mk1 reare sight?

Mine fit in the existing 300/600 holes. I think it either came with the screws or I used the ones with the 300/600 flip sight.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French 1884 rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 392
United States of America

Re: French 1884 rifle

I am guessing it is a GRAS rifle. More info would be helpful. The Lebel was introduced in 1886 I believe. Your GRAS I presume might be chambered for its original round, or something else. Many conversions were done.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: What happen to the 50 cent piece?
Replies: 3
Views: 243
United States of America

Re: What happen to the 50 cent piece?

The young ones use plastic now......for everything. Credit or debit, its all plastic now. I like the old dollar coins even more.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: No.4 Mk1 reare sight?
Replies: 9
Views: 722
United States of America

Re: No.4 Mk1 reare sight?

I replaced my 300/600 sight on my No4 MKI with one from Numrich that fit the rifle just fine. Why mess your rifle up when there are good parts available?

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 818
United States of America

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

The Merlin had a two staged turbo-supercharger, while the Allison had a single stage. This meant significant problems with where to put ducting for cooling the contraption. Also, a Mustang is half the cost of a P-38 and had fewer problems with installing it. As such, the US Army Air Corps felt it wa...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 818
United States of America

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

I stand corrected, the P-40 did have a supercharger. That's what I get for listening to the History Channel. It does seem the Allison had problems at higher altitude though. The Army liked it for its reliability. Also, the P-40 was high the price of a P-38 and could out turn a ME-109 at low altitude...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 818
United States of America

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

The leading edge of the wing had inlets for cooling the turbo-superchargers for the Allisons. Once damaged, not so good. It did lower drag though. The man who designed the SR-71 designed the P-38. They managed to get 1710 HP out of the Allison eventually from a start of 1110 HP. I do remember either...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 818
United States of America

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

That He 219 is perhaps the only one left. I've seen it mentioned in several articles and short videos. That two engine fighter had rather good performance, no doubt due to the engines and perhaps its sleek fuselage. The P-38 with super charged Allisons wasn't too bad, especially in the Pacific. Lind...
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Good show on HMS Hood
Replies: 10
Views: 526
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Re: Good show on HMS Hood

Man, you got that on reel to reel? I thought it was only on old 45's.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Mellow Yellow...
Replies: 1
Views: 189
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Re: Mellow Yellow...

You know, Paul McCarty sang back up on the old Donovan song...... At least my memory says so.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 818
United States of America

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

Nice picture! I live real close to the USAF Museum and I even don't get to see these. You read where the Jumo was an inverted V-12, but you only see the cowling which looks like a radial engine. I've read where they were on loads of two engine planes as well, much like the 2000 HP Pratt-Whitney radi...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 818
United States of America

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

The best thing about the P-51D was its range, make no mistake about it. Without that, the bombers had to fight their way into Germany on their own. No German plane had that capability. Several shifts of mustangs had to still escort the bombers in due to speed differences between the P-51s and the bo...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Good show on HMS Hood
Replies: 10
Views: 526
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Re: Good show on HMS Hood

Remember, she was being pummeled into a pulp by 15" or 16" shells from a Nelson class battleship at the time. Her main turrets were out of action by then. Not much left to scuttle by the time they did it. Best Regards, Mark The US destroyers off Leyte verses the Japanese squadron led by the Yamato p...
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Good show on HMS Hood
Replies: 10
Views: 526
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Re: Good show on HMS Hood

After researching a bit about the Hood, while she was laid down as a battlecruiser during WWII, but she was later upgraded with more armor, 5,000 tons worth, not exactly an insignificant amount putting her in the class of a fast battleship. She was still a bit long in the tooth for being launched in...

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