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 Smokey
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: IMR-7383...don't overlook this powder
Replies: 5
Views: 236
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Re: IMR-7383...don't overlook this powder

Rapidrob, I might try your supplier, being a disabled vet.

I've bought a lot of stuff from this guy and been happy with him:
www.surpluspowder.com/gunpowder.html
by Smokey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: California indoor water rules
Replies: 19
Views: 445
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Re: California indoor water rules

Understand that :evil: THE LEFT :evil: see themselves as a special superior, enlightened, elite who must control and rule over "the masses" for their own good. The results of their policies are always disastrous to the extent they are implemented. When I left Massachusetts in 1980, taxes took 2/3 of...
by Smokey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: BULLET COATING
Replies: 6
Views: 262
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Re: BULLET COATING

I've read a few articles and threads on "powder coated" bullets which involve a somewhat tough polymer. Apparently they work pretty well if handled properly. The loads are accurate and prevent leading in the barrel. I haven't seen a need to try it myself, but may purchase some coated bullets someday...
by Smokey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)
Replies: 25
Views: 857
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Re: M44 Stock - burn in wrist (oy!)

Looking carefully at the picture, that's a deep burn, so some kind of patch/fill will be needed. There's some good suggestions above. I would suggest attempting a repair since it's the original wood. If it's a case of replacing it as an alternative, at least fix it to be usable and somewhat presenta...
by Smokey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Enfield M1917 Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 487
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Re: Enfield M1917 Rifle

While the 1903 Springfield seemed to be favored by the troops; I always thought the M1917 was the better combat rifle. It's much stronger and safer (especially with the low number M1903s), has better sights and a holds 6 rounds in the magazine. If the US army ever would have come up with a simple mo...
by Smokey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Ever see this kind of Type 99 rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 1438
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Re: Ever see this kind of Type 99 rifle

M2 Ball would possibly shoot OK in the rifle with the flat exposed lead base. I also wonder if loads with heavier Nostler Partition bullets might also expand to fill the grooves. http://shop.nosler.com/nosler-bullets/partition-30-caliber-180-grain-bullet-50ct.html Probably the easiest approach is to...
by Smokey
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Militaria, Kits, Belts, Packs, etc
Topic: WW I panographic photo Krags
Replies: 4
Views: 228
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Re: WW I panographic photo Krags

For training of troops in WWI, any serviceable rifle would have been used. M91 Moisin-Nagants were also used. (Those that were not shipped to Russia after the Bolsheviks took over). We still had a fair number of Krags after they were retired from primary issue. Interestingly, the Krag probably would...
by Smokey
Sun May 27, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls
Replies: 6
Views: 756
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Re: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls

Mark, Very interesting that you're shooting a Snider Enfield. Would love to see more about the cases, loads and especially the rifle. A Canadian Major I worked with has one as a family heirloom. Never saw it, but he didn't know what it was until he described it to me.
by Smokey
Thu May 24, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Survival Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 2629
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Re: Survival Situation

In the end, it's hits that count. A tuned Garand (some simple steps) can be very accurate. Replacement gas plugs allow the use of whatever .30-06 ammo you can find, it's plentiful in hunting loads. The weight and gas operation really moderate recoil. In a SHTF situation, prolonged pitched battles fo...
by Smokey
Wed May 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s
Replies: 5
Views: 1177
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Re: CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s

Noticed that the special grade Garands are showing up. I might consider one for a general purpose utility rifle. The days of surplus rifles selling for less than $100 are gone. For what you get, $1K seems reasonable for a rugged, reliable essentially new .30-06 Garand. Similar like-new Garands are a...
by Smokey
Wed May 23, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: CMP 1911 Sales
Replies: 16
Views: 1253
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Re: CMP 1911 Sales

At least on the outside, a lot of those pistols look barely used.
by Smokey
Sat May 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls
Replies: 6
Views: 756
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Re: Clay Plug In Minnie Balls

The British Pritchett bullet used a tapered wooden plug in the base to spread the cavity skirts when it was driven into the bullet by pressure. American Minie bullets relied on the pressure in the hollow base to do the job. In trials in 1855, a rifle-musket kept all the shots in a 5-inch circle at 2...
by Smokey
Fri May 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Survival Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 2629
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Re: Survival Situation

"It has already proven itself in the ultimate survival situation."

Meaning the Garand in combat?
by Smokey
Tue May 08, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Winchester Garand
Replies: 7
Views: 377
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Re: Winchester Garand

All matching or "correct" means have a gunsmith go over it before you consider shooting it. Please refer to my "something to think about" post.
It could possibly be safe, or made safe; but regard it as a KABOOM otherwise.
by Smokey
Tue May 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Something to think about
Replies: 8
Views: 465
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Re: Something to think about

The worst part is, when you start swapping bolts and/or barrels, headspace goes out the window. Your options are: Excess headspace and a ruptured case, with the stock blown (plus a few more things). inadequate headspace, with a slamfire out of battery and a blown rifle. If you're lucky it might be s...

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