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 Rapidrob
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New here from Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 455
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Re: New here from Canada

Welcome to SRF. The old firearms are interesting,fun to shoot and are a handful of history.
by Rapidrob
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Hunting with Greyhounds....
Replies: 1
Views: 269
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Hunting with Greyhounds....

Some of you might know I have been evolved with Greyhound dogs for about 40 years now. Ex-racers and show dogs. A fun breed as there isn't much they cannot do. They have been War Dogs in the past and are known to all parts of the globe. They are a very old breed with origins clouded in history. They...
by Rapidrob
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: BM-59 or M14?
Replies: 11
Views: 5197
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Re: BM-59 or M14?

My M1A is an outstanding shooter at long range. I've had it for 40 years now and it has never let me down. Would I carry it in war? No. I had 24 of them in my armory while in the 'Nam. The stocks don't like a lot of moisture as you known they came out with a fiberglass stock. I'd take the FAL Metric...
by Rapidrob
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: What do you do when you run out of TP?
Replies: 18
Views: 1074
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Re: What do you do when you run out of TP?

this is not a joke.
I just heard on the 4 PM news, that a truck lost a case of TP in the canyon on I-25 and it broke open and drivers are stopping and scrambling to pick up the loose rolls of TP! For real! the back up is more than 1/2 mile long........It would be really funny if it wasn't so sad.
by Rapidrob
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: After 6 long years... The new LHO
Replies: 1
Views: 381
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Re: After 6 long years... The new LHO

I look forward to the device.
by Rapidrob
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: Winchester blue sky import
Replies: 5
Views: 486
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Re: Winchester blue sky import

Many of the M1 Carbines were M2's and converted back to M1's. They have been "rode hard and put away wet" as many of the parts are very worn. Accuracy was poor on the one I got way back when. I had to replace the barrel and the gas piston/lock nut as they were leaking so badly.
by Rapidrob
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: What do you do when you run out of TP?
Replies: 18
Views: 1074
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What do you do when you run out of TP?

There is always a way to find a use......
https://youtu.be/b-Gly0No_P0
by Rapidrob
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: I recently picked up a Ishapore 2A 1964
Replies: 6
Views: 775
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Re: I recently picked up a Ishapore 2A 1964

The rifles are crazy strong and very accurate at long range.
by Rapidrob
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Arisaka type I barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 1879
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Re: Arisaka type I barrel

Of the surplus military rifles, gunsmiths hate to re-barrel the Arasaka ones. It is far more difficult than any Mauser rifle due to timing and head space issues.
I'd get rid of the rifle and follow the above suggestions.
by Rapidrob
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Casting .453” soft lead bullets for cut down, worn vetterli
Replies: 2
Views: 1933
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Re: Casting .453” soft lead bullets for cut down, worn vetterli

Most bullet casters drop bullets .002 to .003 larger than the rifles bore. With a cast lead bullet swagging down a little farther will not hurt anything. Leading mat be a problem due to the rough bore throat and lead. If that does become a problem you can always paper-patch or Teflon tape wrap the b...
by Rapidrob
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Finnish M24?
Replies: 11
Views: 3002
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Re: Finnish M24?

I got to shoot ammolabs M24 last week at 800 yards. what an amazing shooter!
by Rapidrob
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Mystery .311" 180 Gr Bullet ID please.
Replies: 3
Views: 1782
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Re: Mystery .311" 180 Gr Bullet ID please.

2ND Remington,but older style base.
by Rapidrob
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 1891 Mosin Nagant rifle and Privi ammo 800 yards
Replies: 15
Views: 3593
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Re: 1891 Mosin Nagant rifle and Privi ammo 800 yards

Since the weather is to be good,I will hold a re-match this Saturday.
by Rapidrob
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 75 years ago today
Replies: 2
Views: 1176
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Re: 75 years ago today

My Uncle Walter was a Sea Bee and ran the water distillation plant on the beach. So many of his fellow SB's were shot trying to set the 6 ton machine up that Marines has to be on watch for the Jap's swimming up to the beech to try to destroy the machine. He said there were so many holes being shot i...

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