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 Cattus Borealis
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Slugging a bore, how I did mine.
Replies: 6
Views: 7664
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Re: Slugging a bore, how I did mine.

Slowbob,

What is your procedure for slugging a bore?
by Cattus Borealis
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Free barrels @BCA
Replies: 3
Views: 300
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Re: Free barrels @BCA

Thank you for letting me know about this!


BCA is sending me an M-4 contour barrel!
by Cattus Borealis
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 1596
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Re: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts

Rapidrob wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:34 pm
I only own a couple that have been converted to .323 ( S bore) and used by the Turks a lot. The rifles bore are very worn and only shoot minute-of-man at 200 meters.
If the rifles were in better condition I think they would be great shooters with 189 grain SPBT bullets.
Thanks for the info Rob!
by Cattus Borealis
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets
Replies: 16
Views: 2484
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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

Kind of off topic but I found that Vectan BA 9 powder is also a wonderful cast bullet propellant. It has a similar burn rate to Unique and is quite affordable.

Grafs has it on sale for 19.99 per half Kilo...1.1 pounds

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/pr ... ctId/28091
by Cattus Borealis
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block
Replies: 17
Views: 1437
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Re: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block

This is interesting stuff! It is funny that you mentioned the Trapdoor's ejector...I recently restored an old NJ State militia 1884 Springfield Rifle. The Ejector was completely missing. S&S firearms had a reproduction one that worked great! Watching the cases fly is one of the joys of shooting a Tr...
by Cattus Borealis
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: M.95 Mannlicher 8x50R
Replies: 14
Views: 1976
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Re: M.95 Mannlicher 8x50R

Beautiful Rifle!

Two of my old Slovene friends have old family stories about fighting the Germans and drinking Slivovitz. Very hard fighting in Slovenia.
by Cattus Borealis
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block
Replies: 17
Views: 1437
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Re: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block

Lots of times weapons designs were acquired by governments in interesting manners... mainly not to pay designers! The Trapdoor was mainly in service because of the Springfield Armory. The US Army preferred to keep designs in house, Erskine S. Allin, the Master Armorer for Springfield did not make a ...
by Cattus Borealis
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 1596
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Re: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts

Rob,

Great article; I learn something new every time you post.

I was wondering what your impression of the Gew 1888 rifle was at long range?
by Cattus Borealis
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block
Replies: 17
Views: 1437
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Re: Which would you pick for your army A TrapDoor or Rolling Block

Hello everyone,

If my Army were re-equipping in the late 1860s, my pick would be the Rolling Block due to strength and Remington's ability to produce a large volume rapidly.

I think my next pick would be the Martini and then the Trapdoor system.
by Cattus Borealis
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: Bulgarian Steyr 95 8x50R
Replies: 0
Views: 498
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Bulgarian Steyr 95 8x50R

Howdy folks!

I recently found a nice Steyr 1895 made in 1903.

She seems to like cast bullets. I used some 7,62x54R brass and my 8x52R Siamese dies to make cases. Works great.
by Cattus Borealis
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Militaria, Kits, Belts, Packs, etc
Topic: FRENCH Patch identification
Replies: 3
Views: 1675
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Re: Patch identification

I'm willing to bet it is French for their North African troops. The Islamic crescent gives it away.

Someone wiser than me probably has better intel...
by Cattus Borealis
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Butcharoot is great seller!
Replies: 0
Views: 408
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Butcharoot is great seller!

I bought some Mauser 98 stripper clips from him and they arrived fast and well packaged!

Thanks again Butch!

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