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
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets
Replies: 2
Views: 50
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Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

Worth trying. They appear to be very good competition bullets. The GP11 used a propellant that is now marketed as Reloader 17 if I'm not mistaken.
by Smokey
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Survival Situation
Replies: 7
Views: 249
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Re: Survival Situation

Well, you start out with what you have at the time. If an M1 is the best you've got, then that's what you'll have to use.
Might be difficult to comprehend existing in a repressive state.
by Smokey
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Survival Situation
Replies: 7
Views: 249
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Re: Survival Situation

There are locations where the Garand is the only one permitted of all the other rifles mentioned.
That's why I raised the topic.
by Smokey
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Finn 1891 rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 576
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Re: Finn 1891 rifle

"It is more like a "detailed" Mosin '91,rather than a redesign." That's about the best short description of the Finn M91's I've seen.
The later Finnish versions of the Mosin Nagant rifle seemed to have various problems. The M91 just plain worked, and shot pretty well.
by Smokey
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Survival Situation
Replies: 7
Views: 249
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Survival Situation

This topic has probably been discussed many times, but thought it was worth revisiting. What do folks think of the M1 for a really bad situation? This would following an EMP attack, foreign invasion, civil uprising etc. I've found it to be limited in capacity, but faster to reload than a lot of deta...
by Smokey
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Remington 03A3
Replies: 16
Views: 3843
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Re: Remington 03A3

The US M1917 is a heavier rifle with a longer barrel. Both work to reduce recoil.
by Smokey
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: WHEEL WEIGHTS
Replies: 9
Views: 310
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Re: WHEEL WEIGHTS

Actually, clunker is a semi-affectionate name I use for old surplus firearms. It's never intended to be disparaging. An explanation was necessary. No offense taken. One of the major virtues of cast bullets is they can be made to fit bores that are larger or smaller than normally available jacketed b...
by Smokey
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: WHEEL WEIGHTS
Replies: 9
Views: 310
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Re: WHEEL WEIGHTS

I've had good results using water-dropped WW cast rifle bullets in a "really veteran" M91. They also work well in a other clunkers.
by Smokey
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893
Replies: 10
Views: 425
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Re: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893

I've also found that flat base bullets with a long bearing surface tend to do a lot better than others in barrels with "generous" bores. The flat base is more likely to upset like a rivet, and the long bearing surface adds more stability against tipping, and resistance to help the riveting up process.
by Smokey
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Finn 1891 rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 576
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Re: Finn 1891 rifle

My mousepad is acting really Touchy. The computer is jumping around with barely a touch.
Someone sent me a PM,I believe it was related to this topic, it was deleted by accident before I could read.
I apologize and ask that you resend it.
by Smokey
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: Please help me identify
Replies: 20
Views: 543
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Re: Please help me identify

If you reload, ammo might be more of a possibility. You can probably form cases from 7.62x54R brass. Cast bullets such as the "Frankenstein" slug can shoot pretty well, perhaps even in a worn barrel.
by Smokey
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893
Replies: 10
Views: 425
United States of America

Re: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893

With all the emphasis on free-floating, folks forget that the stock can also help stiffen up the barrel, helping it shoot better. I've also found that powders in the range of IMR3031 to IMR4320 will get all the upset done in the first part of the barrel, and lets things settle down before the bullet...
by Smokey
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: MAS 36
Replies: 11
Views: 418
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Re: MAS 36

Kelt, Understand the difference with French ammunition. I'm also somewhat ignorant of what the French troops actually did using the rifle.
I don't mind being corrected. Still, with handloads or recently manufactured ammunition, the primers are probably softer.
by Smokey
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: LEE RE-SIZER
Replies: 2
Views: 121
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Re: LEE RE-SIZER

I've had LEE make custom dies for me. The price was low and they worked fine. LEE provides good value.
by Smokey
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893
Replies: 10
Views: 425
United States of America

Re: Added another SA Mauser - ZAR Chilean 1893

Those rifles, in good condition, are real tack drivers. No wonder the Boers shot the British up so badly.

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