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 les1234
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Need a 45 Long Colt rifle load
Replies: 6
Views: 237
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Re: Need a 45 Long Colt rifle load

Your load may depend on the type of Henry rifle you have. Are you talking about the modern "Henry" that looks like a brass framed Marlin, or the reproduction of the 1860 Henry? For the reproduction "toggle link" rifle, you should stay away from any "Model 92 only" loads, it's not built for that, the...
by les1234
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Survival Situation
Replies: 9
Views: 543
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Re: Survival Situation

It's a great rifle, but....heavy, ammo is heavy, and it's dependent on a ready supply of clips. In the military, that wasn't a problem, they just supplied ammo on clips from the factory.
by les1234
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: WHEEL WEIGHTS
Replies: 9
Views: 461
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Re: WHEEL WEIGHTS

I used to have a pretty good supply of wheel weights, but it's running low now. The last time I went around some of the tire shops, some had a deal with scrappers already who buy all of them. Others keep re-using them until they won't re-use any more. One gave me a small box full, maybe 20-25 lb, an...
by les1234
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Portuguese Kropatschek
Replies: 7
Views: 4379
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Re: Portuguese Kropatschek

Greenmachine, that sounds kind of steep to me, but I haven't priced them lately. Check on Gunbroker and see what they're going for there. For what to look for, I guess just be sure all the parts are there, also be sure the spring on the cartridge lifter is good, the one I bought was broke. When you ...
by les1234
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Cast Bullets in 6.5 Arisaka???
Replies: 7
Views: 496
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Re: Cast Bullets in 6.5 Arisaka???

The only cast bullet I have for 6.5 is the Lee/Mid South 160gr "cruise missile". With it's large flat nose, it won't feed from the magazine in my Arisaka. Actually, it will feed from one side, but not the other, I think the left side jams. I'm thinking something more like a round nose, or "semi poin...
by les1234
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: A FLAT ROOF FOR MY BUDDY.
Replies: 14
Views: 595
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Re: A FLAT ROOF FOR MY BUDDY.

I had a one man backpacking tent with me, but it's hard to set up in a hard rain without getting it full of water-tent body is screen mesh and the rainfly goes on last. And the stretch of road I was on seemed like miles and miles of fence on each side, and no place to camp.
by les1234
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: A FLAT ROOF FOR MY BUDDY.
Replies: 14
Views: 595
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Re: A FLAT ROOF FOR MY BUDDY.

I rode through Pagosa Springs, Wolf Creek Pass and the snow shed on my motorcycle about a dozen years ago. Heading east. Was nice and sunny in Pagosa Springs, then went to raining just a little after the pass. I put on all my raingear and kept going, looking for a motel or some kind of shelter. If I...
by les1234
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: A LITTLE OVER CROWDED
Replies: 7
Views: 451
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Re: A LITTLE OVER CROWDED

The Philippine Jeepneys were originally made from "extended" jeeps, then later from imported, used, truck chassis from other Asian countries. The bodies were fabricated locally, and some of the older ones can look really nice. On later ones, they abandoned the "Jeep" styling and they're just rolling...
by les1234
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 45-70 Wow
Replies: 16
Views: 1120
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Re: 45-70 Wow

I have a first year Marlin 1895. It has a Microgroove barrel. Recoil with a 500 grain bullet is punishing. The 405 bullet is not too bad on the shoulder. I have one like it, early straight grip, no safety one. It's not bad when shooting standing, don't think prone or bench rest would be fun, though...
by les1234
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: US ARMY USING BB GUNS
Replies: 8
Views: 511
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Re: US ARMY USING BB GUNS

[quote=Ghoulardi post_id=8344 time=1511322050 user_id= my first unit was in Germany as well, O'Brien Bks, schwabach, FRG. I can't recall about weapons qualification. but I do know for a fact that the field exercises we were suppose to go on in 76/77 where canceled, due to lack of fuel. guess carter ...
by les1234
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: US ARMY USING BB GUNS
Replies: 8
Views: 511
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Re: US ARMY USING BB GUNS

I did basic at Ft Leonard Wood in '76, no BB guns were used during my time. Once I got to Germany, we never actually qualified again. all we did was "familiarization", just firing a few magazines without even going to check the targets. I was in an admin unit, as a mechanic. Hopefully, the 11b's and...
by les1234
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Sight Pictures for the M1 Garand
Replies: 11
Views: 4378
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Re: Sight Pictures for the M1 Garand

I am struggling to understand how different sight pictures could have the same results. If the objective is to hit the center of the bullseye, I try (notice I said try) to put the post in the center of the bull. So, that's my picture. If I put the bull on top of the post my shots will be low. I don...
by les1234
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Well that's aligned now! (SMLE & PH-5A)
Replies: 7
Views: 645
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Re: Well that's aligned now! (SMLE & PH-5A)

Looks good. Now my SMLE needs one of those!
by les1234
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 1917 eddystone question
Replies: 7
Views: 679
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Re: 1917 eddystone question

The British markings may mean it was one sent to Britain early in WWII when they were short of weapons. If it still had it's original stock there would probably be a red paint stripe around the forend to indicate it was a 30/06 and not .303 caliber.
by les1234
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Bore Diameter Variations
Replies: 10
Views: 942
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Re: Bore Diameter Variations

Mine needs a .310 bullet when shooting cast, variations in bore sizes is pretty common with them. The Army never used lead bullets in the Krag, the original bullet was a long , heavy, round nose jacketed bullet, I believe 220 gr. But the bullets had an open base, not solid jacketed at the base like ...

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