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 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: 2
Views: 126
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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: 172
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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: 7342
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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: 909
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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: 909
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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: 1180
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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 ...
by Smokey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: CMP Special Grade
Replies: 13
Views: 2208
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Re: CMP Special Grade

Thanks, I love being a good influence. A co-worker is ordering a service grade as all the specials are gone for now.
by Smokey
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: CMP Special Grade
Replies: 13
Views: 2208
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Re: CMP Special Grade

Thanks, I intend to keep it as long as I'm physically able to use it. Having eight 30-06 cartridges in a quick-firing rifle for close-in animal attacks is comforting. So, while it's a little heavier than most hunting rifles, this is what I carry in the woods all the time now. It's accurate, and the ...
by Smokey
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: CMP Special Grade
Replies: 13
Views: 2208
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Re: CMP Special Grade

My CMP special is now pretty much the only one I use. Been testing my accumulated M2 Ball with it, and doing more shooting on my land. It really carries pretty well with both hands and balances just right for "field" positions.
by Smokey
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 107
Views: 8764
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Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

Folks have done comparisons with flash-hole uniforming and it really has made a difference. I was not trying to "trash" the idea. For benchrest shooting it does tighten up the groups. An important part of the equation is the unsteady human holding the firearm. Folks really need to get off the bench ...
by Smokey
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS
Replies: 107
Views: 8764
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Re: SOME THOUGHTS ON ACCURACY & OTHERS

I know the long range and bench rest competitors use flash hole uniforming tools when work up their cases. Probably for most of us, we wouldn't see the difference. While I've used competition rifles that shot better than minute of angle from the bench, once I picked it up and shot "from position" th...
by Smokey
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 585HE, 375 & 416 HE, 416HSM...
Replies: 13
Views: 1198
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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: 2641
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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: 3108
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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: 18
Views: 2264
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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.

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