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by les1234
Sun May 31, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Cold War gone hot match! Spring- Summer 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 2617

Re: Cold War gone hot match! Spring- Summer 2020

Everyone remember, although the iconic Cold War weapons in most people's minds are the M-16, Ak-47 and FAL, pretty much everything used in WWII continued to soldier on, through the 50's and into the 60's. The US handed out thousands of Garands and M-1 carbines to our allies, big chunk of the world w...
by les1234
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Loading the Italian Vetterli-Vitali 10.4x47R round
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: Loading the Italian Vetterli-Vitali 10.4x47R round

I have loaded for mine the same way, but using a cast bullet from a Lee mold, I think 310 grains. I use a .303 british die, with decapping pin removed, to "re-resize" the loaded rounds.
by les1234
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Winter 2020 50 Yard Postal Shoot
Replies: 27
Views: 12603

Re: Winter 2020 50 Yard Postal Shoot

Here's my entry. N.E.W. Mosin Nagant M-91, SA marked.
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Edit: The shot with the arrow-looks like it just barely clipped the 9 ring.
by les1234
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading for 1895 Chilean Mauser in 7.62 NATO
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: Reloading for 1895 Chilean Mauser in 7.62 NATO

I also have one of these, and was concerned about how to best feed it-until I checked the load data in my Lyman reloading manual and noticed that many of the starting loads pressures are in the 35-40,000 range. With that data, it should be no problem finding a suitable load for it.
by les1234
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Lee pistol crimp die questions HELP
Replies: 18
Views: 4420

Re: Lee pistol crimp die questions HELP

Shortening the bottom of the inner sleeve will do what you want. Basically, you want it so that when the case, in the shell holder, contacts the bottom of the sleeve, the "fingers" on the collet portion should line up with the mouth of the case where you want the crimp to be. Adjusting the die up or...
by les1234
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Lee pistol crimp die questions HELP
Replies: 18
Views: 4420

Re: Lee pistol crimp die questions HELP

Lee has 2 different types of "factory crimp dies" for straight wall handgun cartridges. One uses the collet system like the rifle FCD dies. The other has the floating crimp collar, and a carbide ring to iron out any bulges in the lower part of the case. It is the collet type that will only crimp a c...
by les1234
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Lee pistol crimp die questions HELP
Replies: 18
Views: 4420

Re: Lee pistol crimp die questions HELP

Perhaps another way to fix it might be a slightly smaller diameter expander button. That would give better neck tension, even without a tighter crimp. What is the diameter of the expander ball in your dies? If you have a Lyman "M" die for .30 caliber, it might work substituting it for the expander d...
by les1234
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Need a riser (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

Re: Need a riser

I bought a cheapo 1/2" riser on Ebay, not $9, but $7.85... No problems, have fired a couple hundred rounds with it, has a Nikon 3X compact scope on it, mounted with an ordinary pair of "high" scope rings.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254310008317
by les1234
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 5368

Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

Try about 11-12 grains of Trailboss, that's what I use in most of my 30 to 8mm surplus rifles.
by les1234
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Berry 311 123gr plated bullets
Replies: 4
Views: 1962

Re: Berry 311 123gr plated bullets

I have shot the .308 110 grain plated bullets in a .30 Carbine with decent results, no tumbling noted with a standard jacketed bullet load of H-110. Accuracy was about as expected from the Carbine, and no evidence of stripping the rifling or tumbling, even though this load most likely exceeded the r...
by les1234
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Berthier Lebel band same
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Re: Berthier Lebel band same

They're not even close, because of the tube magazine, the forend on the Lebel is much bigger than on the Berthier. There were some reproduction bands made for the Berthier, but as far as I know, none for the Lebel.
by les1234
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Beginning a Second Build.
Replies: 10
Views: 4188

Re: Beginning a Second Build.

MustangHowie wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:09 am
Flat top with removable handle. Fixed front sight on a 20" barrel with handgaurds . Or you could go 20" 223 Wylde free float with a nice scope.


Or.....BOTH!
by les1234
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Beginning a Second Build.
Replies: 10
Views: 4188

Re: Beginning a Second Build.

Palmetto has the 20" barrelled flat top A-3 style uppers, probably the only thing you'll find for 18" is a free float forend, not the military style with the removable handguards and front sight. Since you're going with the Fixed A-2 buttstock, why not plan on doing both? One an "A-3 clone" and anot...
by les1234
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel prices
Replies: 22
Views: 7876

Re: Lebel prices

To the OP, if you are looking for a WW1 example, the R-35 won't fit. Do you already have any Berthier? Any of them would qualify as WW1 French. I believe that a few years ago, the Lebels were designated as officially "Antique" in France, reducing the restrictions on owning them, and some of the pric...
by les1234
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Clearance sale on ammo boxes
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: Clearance sale on ammo boxes

Thanks for the heads up-I just ordered 30 boxes-may as well order a bunch, since shipping is a flat 9.99.

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