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
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 585HE, 375 & 416 HE, 416HSM...
Replies: 12
Views: 656
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Re: 585HE, 375 & 416 HE, 416HSM...

Here is link to guy doing special 585 HE in the EU, Good pictures., Ed,..... ...... www.585he.cz This would be appropriate for kodiak bear. Alaskan rangers carry 458 Winchester rifles, and are trained to use them rapid fire, shooting, reloading and shooting until the bear stops (or they are killed)...
by Smokey
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: US Rifles
Topic: AR-15 collection
Replies: 11
Views: 1787
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Re: AR-15 collection

All are good looking, and FORBIDDEN to me. :(
I live in a state of repression. :x
by Smokey
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s
Replies: 7
Views: 2590
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Re: CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s

Looking at the CMP rifle sales, they have specials with external pitting on the receivers for around $850; with new wood, barrel etc. Might make a really good shooter where you're less concerned about dinging up a historical or collectable rifle.
by Smokey
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Attempting to clone GP11 in my K31
Replies: 17
Views: 655
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Re: Attempting to clone GP11 in my K31

I believe Swiss GP11 used the equivalent of Reloader 17 for propellant. While it sort of falls in the burning rate range of H4350, IMR4350 and WW760, it has a different pressure curve. The peak pressure is a little lower and the curve is flatter.
by Smokey
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 585HE, 375 & 416 HE, 416HSM...
Replies: 12
Views: 656
United States of America

Re: 585HE, 375 & 416 HE, 416HSM...

The military principle of overkill is still followed?
by Smokey
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Good M1 video
Replies: 5
Views: 731
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Re: Good M1 video

At the time troops were constantly drilled and trained in the loading process so it became automatic. Veteran troops could maintain a remarkable rate of fire on the battlefield.
by Smokey
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Good M1 video
Replies: 5
Views: 731
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Re: Good M1 video

Probably the biggest delay in reloading is getting an enblock in your fingers ready to press it into the rifle. The US GI 10-pocket belt is probably still the best for reloading from. Bandoliers really are a PIB to work with, and are best for refilling the belt when time permits. Folks would be surp...
by Smokey
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: G43 sporter stock without recoil lug hole??
Replies: 2
Views: 314
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Re: G43 sporter stock without recoil lug hole??

A large part of recoil is the rocket engine effect from the high pressure gas (6,000 to 15,000 psi) exiting the muzzle after the bullet leaves.
by Smokey
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 69
Views: 2709
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Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

Once someone picks the rifle up off the bench and shoots from a "field" position, that minute-of-angle rifle may not even stay on the paper.
Under those conditions, most won't see the difference between a tack driver and one that shoots 4 inch groups at 100 yards.
by Smokey
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Good M1 video
Replies: 5
Views: 731
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Re: Good M1 video

That video pretty much dispelled all the so-called flaws associated with the M1. The "enemy hearing the ping" being the most absurd. With all the racket of rifles being fired the enemy won't hear it. This was verified by interviews of German soldiers after the war. It is a good signal to the shooter...
by Smokey
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: A very cool rifle I'd like to know more about!
Replies: 3
Views: 277
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Re: A very cool rifle I'd like to know more about!

It looks like a cut down and sporterized Swiss G11 rifle. Might be a cut down Swiss M1889 also, but G11 rifle is more likely.
by Smokey
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 585HE, 375 & 416 HE, 416HSM...
Replies: 12
Views: 656
United States of America

Re: 585HE, 375 & 416 HE, 416HSM...

I remember following this occasionally in a shotgun forum.
by Smokey
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1903 only feeds from the right side of the magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 452
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Re: A "kluge" but it worked

Remembering that the cartridges fed OK from the right side, and I'm using an "03A3 straight grip stock (not necessarily the most precise fit) I thought the magazine box might be misaligned a bit. I removed the magazine assembly and built up the inside of the stock with masking tape (six layers) to s...
by Smokey
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1903 only feeds from the right side of the magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 452
United States of America

Re: M1903 only feeds from the right side of the magazine

Worth trying the follower. I need to add that the problem is with 220gr round-nose loads. M2 ball feeds just fine. The M2 tip enters the chamber just before the cartridge reaches the point when it wants to veer out of alignment. The lead tip on the round nose hits the edge of the chamber and hangs u...
by Smokey
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1903 only feeds from the right side of the magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 452
United States of America

M1903 only feeds from the right side of the magazine

Cartridges from the left side of the magazine get angled too far to the right and do not enter the chamber. The ones on the right side have no problems. We may be somewhat of a right-sided family but the rifle needs to feed all rounds from the magazine.
Any idea where to start looking to fix this?

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