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 OLDGUNNER
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: BORE SCOPES
Replies: 1
Views: 23
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BORE SCOPES

I just looked on eBay and there are a BUNCH of cheap Bore Scopes - so cheap that everyone could have one...3 to 15 dollar range. I know, I know...you only get what you pay for, BUT, if one just can't justify the 500 dollar Hawkeye....I'll ask around and try to get a new better one for maybe 15 dolla...
by OLDGUNNER
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: BLACK POWDER TESTER
Replies: 1
Views: 31
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Re: BLACK POWDER TESTER

I just measured the distance. My BUSHNELL YARDAGE PRO says it's 210 yards, but the batteries must be 15 years old--good time to change them. See all of those dead looking oak trees off to the left...funny thing about them. They are 'Gamble Oak' and they have all lost their leaves for the winter. And...
by OLDGUNNER
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: BLACK POWDER TESTER
Replies: 1
Views: 31
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BLACK POWDER TESTER

i have a real good Black Powder Tester and a cheap quasi chronograph for velocity testing (relative). I do have a regular chronograph but it takes setting up, etc. Here is a picture of my 'tester' from my back deck I just took. Notice that bare spot on the hill side. Every once in while I'll make a ...
by OLDGUNNER
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: US ARMY USING BB GUNS
Replies: 5
Views: 62
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US ARMY USING BB GUNS

Just curious - Has anyone been familiar with this BB gun training with the US army ? I haven't been in the army, but it sure works. ********************************************************** Quick Kill In the years that followed, the U.S. Army became interested in instinct shooting for Vietnam-bound...
by OLDGUNNER
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: READY TO LAP
Replies: 4
Views: 93
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BORE LAPPING

Let me add this on bore lapping. Typically barrel bores are machined and then lapped to help true them up and, etc. I just added this up... I got that Mossberg made 71,528 Model 44 US's .22's for the US government and most of these were sold for $14.65. Now machinist wages in 1943 was what, maybe 2....
by OLDGUNNER
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: READY TO LAP
Replies: 4
Views: 93
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Fire Lapping

Well Rapidrob - As I said I used some jacketed bullets with my very first try. I only fired a couple and thought, hey, this is unduly hard on the sharp edges of the riflings, and have used only dead soft lead every since. I assume it may take more shots to get to the same place but....It seems that ...
by OLDGUNNER
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: I polish those dies
Replies: 7
Views: 157
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BOLT POLISHING

126.JPG 126.JPG Mark- I just grabbed one...I must have polished this in about 1963 or so. It has been in dry air ever since...in storage until 94. The rifle is dated 1939. Oh the Navy has a gaggle of atomic clocks. Just in our little group of say 175 covering a dozen labs around the world, had at l...
by OLDGUNNER
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: READY TO LAP
Replies: 4
Views: 93
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JUST A CLOSE-UP

Just a close up of my mold making for Long-Ride lapping bullets.
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by OLDGUNNER
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: READY TO LAP
Replies: 4
Views: 93
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READY TO LAP

My lapping has been simplified. When the fire lapping craze started a few years I believed it - still do, very much...but do it differently. Now if I was to buy a 4 or 5 hundred custom barrel I would look close and could 'possible/probable' see where it could use at least a little lapping I bought t...
by OLDGUNNER
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: I polish those dies
Replies: 7
Views: 157
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Re: I polish those dies

Good idea. If they are cranking out dies non-stop from a CNC, you are bound to have a few rough ones when the tooling dulls and is not noticed. They likely only check with an intramic and don't notice the finish. 500 grit paper on steel removes next to nothing, but can affect the finish. I should k...
by OLDGUNNER
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: AMMUNITION ACCURACY
Replies: 24
Views: 537
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Re: AMMUNITION ACCURACY

As I said...... Darn, I am having a hard time getting use to this format. I have seen an 'edit box' before but I can't find one now. I wanted to change something that I wrote..."There must be some gunsmiths here..." to...."There must be some gunsmiths here or anyone else that may add more to this, o...
by OLDGUNNER
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: AMMUNITION ACCURACY
Replies: 24
Views: 537
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Re: AMMUNITION ACCURACY

OH NO....I DON'T MEAN TO IMPLY THAT AT ALL. But if one polishes a bore to a super mirror like finish, the velocity would be very low...because the the pressure would be very low. The smooth bore would not offer enough resistance to the bullet in the bore to allow enough pressure to build up to get a...
by OLDGUNNER
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: CLOCK
Replies: 0
Views: 54
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CLOCK

Right back Mark - We will try this again. They keep coming out with new clocks. I don't know if this is the latest or not.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NIST-F1
by OLDGUNNER
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: Our clock
Replies: 1
Views: 36
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Re: Our clock

Hi Mark - Heck, I hit the submit box and it deleted my link. I'll have to try this again. Maybe because I didn't hit the 'preview' first. I find a whole lot about this forum that is not self explanatory.
by OLDGUNNER
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: Our clock
Replies: 1
Views: 36
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Our clock

This is for Mark...I could't get the duplicate deleted, sorry. I didn't want to put it in the accuracy section because then it would be 'off topic'. Our working clock was constantly traceable to this clock by radio, or to which ever one they had running at the time. The Navy always wanted to know wh...

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