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 Irons78
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: VZ58 feeding problems from "pistol mag" well adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 1968
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Re: VZ58 feeding problems from "pistol mag" well adapter

Thanks Rob! I looked close today and noticed that the right side plastic tab on the adapter is gone, probably snapped off when I was shooting last. So the adapter is pooched. I'm going to remove the adapter and get a few of the original 556 mags and call'r a day. :D
by Irons78
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: M1 garand reloading
Replies: 7
Views: 3237
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Re: M1 garand reloading

If not using an adjustable gas plug, be careful how you load. Here's the reference I use for M1 Garand and M14: http://www.bearblain.com/Service%20Rifle%20Loadings.html I'm getting set to start loading for my CMP "special". I have all the equipment as I have been loading for a few years. I have the ...
by Irons78
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: VZ58 feeding problems from "pistol mag" well adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 1968
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VZ58 feeding problems from "pistol mag" well adapter

Hi all - problem recently started occurring in my VZ58 sporter. It's in 5.56x45 and has the magwell adapter for the 10 round pistol mags (yes it's a Canadian thing!). Anyways recently I noted that the action is picking up the cartridge normally but the bullet is not clearing that small lip just belo...
by Irons78
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: MAS 36 reloading
Replies: 3
Views: 1672
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Re: MAS 36 reloading

Awesome! I used to do that with my 762x54r brass using 303 dies to "neck" size. Ran into trouble when the brass stretched to the point that it wouldn't chamber.....ended up breaking down and buying the Russian dies :D
by Irons78
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Handload report - .223 out of VZ58
Replies: 2
Views: 1618
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Re: Handload report - .223 out of VZ58

Thanks for the feedback! I'm going to use the same recipe and see how they group at 100 metres next. I've also got some 55 grain vmax to try next. Having a hard time finding heavier 223 bullets. Might slap the scope on and see if I can tighten the groups more. Stay tuned!
by Irons78
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Handload report - .223 out of VZ58
Replies: 2
Views: 1618
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Handload report - .223 out of VZ58

Hi all - would like to share some handloading tests for VZ58 in 5.56x45. 1:7 twist. I shot a 10 round group with Lake City military, I believe 55 grain bullet. 50 metres using iron sights (turned out my post needed adjustment). POA was dead centre of target: IMG_3436.JPG Next 10 round group was expe...
by Irons78
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: US M1917 loads?
Replies: 4
Views: 3887
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US M1917 loads?

I downloaded the M1917 manual and noted that the original projectile was a 150gr spitzer, flat base, over 47-50 grains of a "powder". Would love to hear what folks are feeding their 17's!
by Irons78
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Load data for 8x56R - H4895
Replies: 5
Views: 5010
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Re: Load data for 8x56R - H4895

Thank you very much! Exactly what I was looking for! I did 3 groups of 5 rounds, 42, 44, 46gr. If I see pressure signs or reduced accuracy after 44, think I'll pull the 46 and reuse the powder. Hi all - looking for load data for 8x56R using H4895. 208gr SP bullets. I use H4895 in my 8x56r loads. Wit...
by Irons78
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Help with ID'ing target sight!
Replies: 6
Views: 6330
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Help with ID'ing target sight!

Hi all - I bought a No1 Mk3 and the seller threw in this target sight for free....I have no idea if its for a No1 or maybe a No4 (see stampings)?. If anyone could enlighten me as to what rifle this sight is for and any other info, much appreciated!
by Irons78
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: New family member - M28
Replies: 6
Views: 5522
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Re: New family member - M28

Thanks! I snagged this one off CGN for a pretty good price.
samsplacci wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:39 am
Very nice. These are pretty rare, even rarer in Canuckistan!! Great pick up !
by Irons78
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: New family member - M28
Replies: 6
Views: 5522
Canada

Re: New family member - M28

Awesome, thanks for the clarification! The cartouche is very faint but in the right light at the right angle it shows up pretty clear. The receiver doesn't have the D stamp so I'm assuming it wasn't modified for the heavy D166 (?) ball ammo? Any info would help! I want to handload for this one, make...
by Irons78
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: New family member - M28
Replies: 6
Views: 5522
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New family member - M28

Another new one. SKY marking on receiver, SIG barrel on an 1895 Tula receiver. Faint "Sako" S marking on the stock. Trigger is magnificent, so light and crisp! Love the way the M28 feels....very "lean" rifle (best way to describe it). Has the early nose cap w/ 2 screws. Bore still has shine but rifl...
by Irons78
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 8x56R loads with slow powders?
Replies: 7
Views: 4435
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Re: 8x56R loads with slow powders?

Hi - I posted similar a few days ago, one user gave me a recipe for IMR4895. I'm using H4895. These are almost as slow as you can get. I might switch to Varget, more versatile.
by Irons78
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Load data for 8x56R - H4895
Replies: 5
Views: 5010
Canada

Load data for 8x56R - H4895

Hi all - looking for load data for 8x56R using H4895. 208gr SP bullets.
by Irons78
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Hi all - a recent addition to the Finn collection
Replies: 8
Views: 2900
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Re: Hi all - a recent addition to the Finn collection

I'll post a pic of the paper tonight. POA was 6 o'clock from 50 metres (100 metre range was closed). All hits were between 9 and bullseye, 3 inch spread horizontal and vertical. So if I drift the front post over or Kentucky windage, would definitely be hitting helmets. Used crappy Bulgarian surplus...

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