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 Sep 21, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 127
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Re: Hello

Howdy.Good folks and info here.
by Rapidrob
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloadind 30-06 ap
Replies: 5
Views: 194
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Re: Reloadind 30-06 ap

There is no real secret,it is just the bullet must be stable in flight. After 600 feet, the bullet is stable and with the AP core ( Tungsten or hardened steel) the core will carry a tremendous amount of energy since it will not shatter or break when it strikes a hard target. It will either stick int...
by Rapidrob
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloadind 30-06 ap
Replies: 5
Views: 194
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Re: Reloadind 30-06 ap

Start with 47.5 grains. 52 is max. The AP bullet with its machine turned core is very accurate. If you plan to do any kind of penetration test,don't waste you time with any targets closer than 200 yards. The bullet is not stable. At 200 plus yards the bullet will sail through most steels and even AR...
by Rapidrob
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 8mm Carcano
Replies: 3
Views: 158
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Re: 8mm Carcano

Abby-so-Lutly save to shoot. You CANNOT blow up a Carcano. Many,many have tried and Failed. I have several 8mm Carcano's in my collection and shoot them all, and I'm talking hundreds of times. They are quite accurate,at least as accurate as the 7.35 versions. Recoil is not bad at all as the really s...
by Rapidrob
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: SMLE .22 trainer
Replies: 43
Views: 8386
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Re: SMLE .22 trainer

These rifles are well made and quite accurate. With good ammo they will hold their own with the best of them (open sights). Mine has a very nice trigger. The magazine will hold almost 100 fired cases which makes the range officers happy to not have to sweep up! 22A.JPG 22E.JPG 22H.JPG 22F.JPG 50 yar...
by Rapidrob
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: I bought a lemon its fixed
Replies: 16
Views: 624
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Re: I bought a lemon

Try this to be sure there is really a dangerous problem. Load up 8 grains of Bullseye or 12 grains of Unique and fill the case with cornmeal. TP Paper wad on top. Fire the "blank". This will "fireform" the case to the chamber and bolt face. Measure/eyeball the fired case next to a resized/new case. ...
by Rapidrob
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: Model 95 Bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 415
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Re: Model 95 Bolt

The long rifle is worse. All the powder is burned!
Cock the bolt BEFORE you open it,it really makes it easy to operate,unless your doing rapid firing.
by Rapidrob
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: I bought a lemon its fixed
Replies: 16
Views: 624
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Re: I bought a lemon

When you measured it,was it too large or small? Do you reload?
by Rapidrob
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: 7mm barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 103
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Re: 7mm barrel

Yep,Small ring Mauser. any marks at all?
by Rapidrob
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Stock Cleaning Question/Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 103
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Re: Stock Cleaning Question/Help!

A tip I've been using to clean the grim and crud from stocks for decades is Goop Hand Cleaner,the paste not the grit type. Put a large glob of it on 0000-steel wool and rub the stock lightly. The goop will remove the grim off in about 60 seconds or faster. Rinse with warm water when done and allow t...
by Rapidrob
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New to Surplus Rifles
Replies: 10
Views: 303
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Re: New to Surplus Rifles

Welcome Aboard to SRF. Just a few hundred years of collecting here with no attitudes to deal with.
by Rapidrob
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: Group pester to PPU for 7,62x45 brass and or ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 2275
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Re: Group pester to PPU for 7,62x45 brass and or ammo

We did this a couple of years back. They said there is not enough "need" for this caliber. Never hurts to re-ask.
by Rapidrob
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading PSL, deformed cases
Replies: 10
Views: 401
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Re: Reloading PSL, deformed cases

I assume the brass was dented when ejected from the rifle. If that is the case you have two options. 1. Reshape the face of the ejector. This will prevent the case spinning so violently out of the action. I've done it on AK's and PSL rifles and it is very easy to do. 2. Shoe-Goo the receiver/top cov...
by Rapidrob
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Vacuum Sealing Firearms
Replies: 10
Views: 417
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Re: Vacuum Sealing Firearms

I tried that in the 70's while deployed for several years. The problem was not rust or corrosion,but rather the bags were sucked down onto the surface of the wood. The wrinkles in the bags were thicker than the non-wrinkled parts and left permanent marks in the wood. The plastic bags reacted with th...
by Rapidrob
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: P14 project done
Replies: 5
Views: 348
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Re: P14 project done

They are great rifles and should have taken over the older SMLE and Mk IV type rifles.But tooling and timing constraints changed history for ever. At least we developed the M-1917 using the P14 platform and reaped the benefits of a great battle rifle. Of the rifles I own I have not run into a P14 ri...

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