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by Smokey
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 122
Views: 12349
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Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

What condition you're in (you're health) and how you live (diet and exercise) make the most difference. That leaves out traffic accidents and the like.
by Smokey
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Stopping Power - Good Overview Video
Replies: 6
Views: 164
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Re: Stopping Power - Good Overview Video

Supposedly the .38 Webley revolvers were good manstoppers. They used the 38 S&W with a 200gr bullet, at around 600 fps.
by Smokey
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 279
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Re: metal turned brown cleanup

If the metal isn't too badly pitted, a cleanup will stop the corrosion and restore the finish somewhat. The "collectors" will scream bloody murder but ignore them. There's something to be said for preserving the rifle for many years to come. Rust doesn't stop; it has to be removed. Be sure to coat a...
by Smokey
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 122
Views: 12349
United States of America

Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

In reality, 99.99% of shooters can't use the kind of accuracy a benchrest rifle provides. Once someone gets away from the bench and supports the rifle himself, a 4 inch group is really good. Maybe a little better from prone or sitting with a sling. Standing, a lot of folks can't even stay on the pap...
by Smokey
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: metal turned brown cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 279
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Re: metal turned brown cleanup

Weren't the GWE98 receivers often left in the white originally?
by Smokey
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: How's Deer season gone?
Replies: 13
Views: 746
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Re: How's Deer season gone?

A friend set up on my property, lots of tracks, captured a nice 8-point buck in his camera, never saw one in person.
:cry:
by Smokey
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Model Berthier 1907-15/34 find
Replies: 45
Views: 2940
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Re: French Model Berthier 1907-15/34 find

Appears you need to somehow thin the rim by widening up the extractor groove backwards. That would be a careful filing job, but that might do the job.
by Smokey
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: M-59/66A1 SKS...
Replies: 12
Views: 2847
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Re: M-59/66A1 SKS...

Used one for a year as a utility rifle. An accurate rifle and, yes, it is fun to shoot.
by Smokey
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: My SMLE No1 MkIII* veteran of two world wars
Replies: 14
Views: 1196
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Re: My SMLE No1 MkIII* veteran of two world wars

They were likely the best combat rifle in WWI, and some still considered it and the No4 Mk1 better than the Garand in WWII and even in Korea. The collector types would say to do nothing with it. I usually at least take a rifle apart, clean it, remove rust, then grease all the parts as I reassemble i...
by Smokey
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: B.O.H.I.C.A. Here we go, off to the races again!:
Replies: 4
Views: 744
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Re: B.O.H.I.C.A. Here we go, off to the races again!:

Look at the party affiliation of the person who wrote this. No surprise.
by Smokey
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Shooting 45 Acp out of a 45 LC revolver who needs a cylinder
Replies: 7
Views: 533
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Re: Shooting 45 Acp out of a 45 LC revolver who needs a cylinder

The 45 ACP headspaces on the case mouth. The 45LC headspaces on the rim. Not sure there's much in the 45LC chamber to keep the 45ACP case up against the firing pin/hammer during impact. The 45ACP needs a real "shelf" in the chamber for the case mouth to sit against.
by Smokey
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: My L1A1
Replies: 17
Views: 8223
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Re: My L1A1

I'm jealous. Here in the ruined hell of Connecticut anything with a detachable box magazine holding more than 10 rounds is BANNED!!! Owning the magazine is a felony unless you registered it during a brief "grace" period as previously owned. The rifles are also banned and must be registered and recor...
by Smokey
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block
Replies: 17
Views: 1402
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Re: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block

After the Civil War, the US had a huge inventory of muzzle-loading rifle-muskets. The virtue of the original Allen conversion was the obsolete muskets could be (and were) upgraded to breech loaders. Most of the existing rifle was reused. They originally used a .58 rimfire cartridge. Later the barrel...
by Smokey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block
Replies: 17
Views: 1402
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Re: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block

Later trapdoor models had the rear of the bold back up against the rear of the action. Those were much stronger than the early models. I read somewhere that one was rebarreled to .30-06 and fired a lot with no problems.
by Smokey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: M.95 Mannlicher 8x50R
Replies: 14
Views: 1934
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Re: M.95 Mannlicher 8x50R

I worked with one some years ago that was difficult to operate. Wound up pulling the bolt apart and greasing the internals well. Putting it back together was another story. At any rate, it now works smooth and easy. The owner loves it as a potent brush gun (it's a carbine) with plenty of power (and ...

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