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by slowbob2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 800 yards with the M-1917 again
Replies: 17
Views: 419
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Re: 800 yards with the M-1917 again

You are not reloading right if it takes a crimp to reduce your extreme spread . With test groups from over 2000 different military rifles of my own , crimping never made any thing better . An additional 30 lbs of bullet pull on a 40,000 psi load is a 0.00075 % increase . Deforming the bullet will mo...
by slowbob2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 800 yards with the M-1917 again
Replies: 17
Views: 419
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Re: 800 yards with the M-1917 again

Part of what I was talking about was over 15 years of as issued MILITARY rifle matches . None of the top shooters with military rifles crimped anything and it took 1 inch , or less groups to have small group of the match . Good reloading was the key to winning our matches with military rifles . The ...
by slowbob2
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 800 yards with the M-1917 again
Replies: 17
Views: 419
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Re: 800 yards with the M-1917 again

Crimping , that would depend on what you accept for accuracy . Do you really shoot 1 inch 5 - shot groups at 100 yards with your loads in military rifles ? That is what it took to win the small group in about every match we had . Do shoot in national level bench rest matches ? At that level nobody c...
by slowbob2
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 800 yards with the M-1917 again
Replies: 17
Views: 419
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Re: 800 yards with the M-1917 again

How light of a recoil load are you looking for ? I have some loads that shoot great at 200 yards and would feel almost like a .22 in a heavy rifle like the M-17 . Unless you have problems with your reloading , crimping hurts accuracy . NObody at any higher level accuracy matches crimps anything . An...
by slowbob2
Fri May 31, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: PCI 6.5x50 ammo
Replies: 9
Views: 722
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Re: PCI 6.5x50 ammo

The guy on youtube does not really understand what and why it happened . First it was not a hangfire . What happened is not uncommon with several types of military rifles with ammo made by reloaders or even companies who do not understand how military rifles work . There is nothing wrong with the po...
by slowbob2
Wed May 29, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Please help identify this Arisaka
Replies: 12
Views: 673
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Re: Please help identify this Arisaka

Carbine with a broken stock needs a quick fix from a time where parts were much harder to find . The Chinese never left the mum on a redone rifle and a Chinese rifle should have an import stamp on it .
by slowbob2
Wed May 29, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Please help identify this Arisaka
Replies: 12
Views: 673
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Re: Please help identify this Arisaka

The stock is a cut down from a T-38 rifle . No telling who did it , except it was not the Japanese . As crudely as it is done with an oddball finish , I would not think it was the Chinese either . My vote will go to bubba .
by slowbob2
Thu May 23, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: "Snap this one up!"
Replies: 2
Views: 683
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Re: "Snap this one up!"

The carbine is known as the Kar-88 . The Kar-88 was not issued to the artillery , they got the Gew-91 . The Kar-88 was not issued to regular army troops , they used the Gew-88 . No Gew-88's were ever given the 05 update for clip loading . No Kar-88's went to Turkey , so none are Turk marked . The or...
by slowbob2
Thu May 23, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria
Replies: 18
Views: 1194
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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

The makers did use different color stain , Kokura is lighter and more yellowish , Mukden is not . The carbine Does NOT have a rebuild stamp on it . The Japanese did not use a table vice and a pipe wrench to change a barrel . Yes it is common for T-44's to have saddle wear , not T-38's . But it is go...
by slowbob2
Wed May 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria
Replies: 18
Views: 1194
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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

The rifle is 70 years old . If it was sanded and refinished 50 years ago it could have gotten a scratch or two in 50 years . I own over 400 Arisaka's and I know a sanded and refinished stock when I see one . You can see the old finish and dirt in the low areas where they were finished over . The fin...
by slowbob2
Wed May 22, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria
Replies: 18
Views: 1194
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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

The rifle has clearly been sanded and refinished . The edges are all rounded and the color and finish is wrong . It also has clear vice marks on the barrel . But you know better .
by slowbob2
Mon May 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria
Replies: 18
Views: 1194
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Re: Type 38 Carbine Mukden Arsenal Manchuria

Too bad someone sanded and refinished the stock and it looks like they tried to remove the barrel from the vice marks on it .
by slowbob2
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match
Replies: 10
Views: 1341
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Re: NM MILSURPS 300 meter "Mad Minute" match

Our club did a few of those type matches about 15 years ago . The target was 38t x 20w. The top performers from the WWI matches were : Gew 98- 24 /25 , 1903 - 23 /25 , Lebel - 20 /24 , Enfield - 20 / 22 , 91 Carcano - 18 /18 , M-95- 14 / 24 , 91 Mosin - 14 / 15 . We found the long Gew-98 stayed on t...
by slowbob2
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: M4 sherman In WWII
Replies: 9
Views: 1758
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Re: M4 sherman In WWII

Cooper was a 20 year old LT who only thought he knew more than generals and ordinance officers . There was a reason he never got promoted . Also he was not at the front fighting with tanks , he only saw knocked out tanks . 60 % which were back in service within a week . The Sherman was unrepairable ...
by slowbob2
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: A bore'ing story about a '98 Krag at 500 yards
Replies: 2
Views: 443
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Re: A bore'ing story about a '98 Krag at 500 yards

All military rifles of the late 1800's and early 1900's had groove diameters larger than their ammo . The bore sizes were always right on but the groove depth would only be held to within .003 or so as they did not care as much about that as it did not matter as much with the long round nose bullets...

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