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by Rapidrob
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Forgotton Weapons video of NM MILSURPS 800 yard shoot
Replies: 0
Views: 9
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Forgotton Weapons video of NM MILSURPS 800 yard shoot

Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons just posted on Youtube, the 800 yard match we held. Ian took 2ND place using my M1917 rifle and 175 grain M-118 pulled bullets over Reloader-15. You can see the video at Youtube and under Forgotten Weapons it is listed as " Iron sights at 800 Yards: New Mexico Milsu...
by Rapidrob
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Bolt Action 50 Alaskan Chambered Rifles
Replies: 8
Views: 272
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Re: Bolt Action 50 Alaskan Chambered Rifles

I converted a 7x57 Mauser Rolling block to .50 Alaskan. I kept the original wood because it was to be a range rifle. The barrel is set back and target crowned. The chamber is cut to take any .50 BMG projectile. Trigger is 5 pound pull. Rear sight is custom made for me being left handed. The three lo...
by Rapidrob
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Bolt Action 50 Alaskan Chambered Rifles
Replies: 8
Views: 272
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Re: Bolt Action 50 Alaskan Chambered Rifles

I found a target I shot a few years back.
.50 Alaskan target.jpg
by Rapidrob
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Bolt Action 50 Alaskan Chambered Rifles
Replies: 8
Views: 272
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Re: Bolt Action 50 Alaskan Chambered Rifles

I converted a smokeless powder Remington Rolling Block rifle to .50 Alaskan. No problems with pressures what so ever. Your lead is so long for the 750 grain bullet that as soon as the bullet starts to move the pressure drops, Accuracy is really outstanding at long range even though the trajectory is...
by Rapidrob
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: R. Lee Ermey
Replies: 8
Views: 155
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Re: R. Lee Ermey

He came to Albuquerque to hand out awards tot he winners of the National Police competitions held each year here. You could not find a more gracious and approachable person to meet.
We will not see his kind again. He will be missed.
Smooth Seas and Following Winds R. Lee Ermey.
by Rapidrob
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hi there from the blugrass state
Replies: 3
Views: 184
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Re: Hi there from the blugrass state

Welcome aboard
by Rapidrob
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 1903 Carl Gustaf still kicking butt!
Replies: 13
Views: 674
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Re: 1903 Carl Gustaf still kicking butt!

What range makes you own a 2 MOA rifle to shoot 400 yards? Bullets are not stable until they travel 200 yards. 99% of all military rifles are 4 MOA by design. What a load of Road Apples, Come out here and shoot with us,we'd love to have you. you can shoot out to 1,000 yards and your Swede will do ju...
by Rapidrob
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Bayonets, Knives and Swords
Topic: Israeli Mauser bayonet questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 325
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Re: Israeli Mauser bayonet questions.

They used what ever they could scrounge up that fit. Some have Izzy markings,some do not.
by Rapidrob
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: AR wrench and lower vice block being PC
Replies: 3
Views: 189
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Re: AR wrench and lower vice block being PC

Either they are trying to cover their tracks or their so ignorant that the brain pool thought it really was a basin wrench.
I doubt it is an inside joke by employees who support the Constitution. Would be funny if it is.
by Rapidrob
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 31
Views: 1706
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Re: Lee-Enfield System

Very nice.
When did they move the socket markings to the right side? Was that to prevent wearing of the markings when slung by the soldier?
by Rapidrob
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Two favorites from WW2
Replies: 9
Views: 763
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Re: Two favorites from WW2

The M1917 is very pleasant to shoot. The M1903 can be painful depending on the stock type.
by Rapidrob
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: This is a stupid hunter
Replies: 9
Views: 322
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Re: This is a stupid hunter

Stupid is as stupid does....
by Rapidrob
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Forgotton Weapons TV host shoots with NM MILSURPS
Replies: 5
Views: 406
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Re: Forgotton Weapons TV host shoots with NM MILSURPS

I just got one of the group photos sent to me. We all competed in the 800 yard match and are shown with the rifles we used. ( Ian is holding a French carbine) Front row left to right: Robbie, Chris (Ammolab) Ian McCollum, Patrick, Jourg back row Left to right: Patric, Dawson, Gunny, Diwan, Rapidrob,...
by Rapidrob
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Siamese type 45 rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 453
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Re: Siamese type 45 rifles

I found the WWII French heavy LEBEL bullets for their Hotchkiss MG's work very well out of the Siamese rifles and carbines. Keep the load at or slightly under 2,400 fps and they shoot very well at 800 yards.
by Rapidrob
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: HIT N' MISS
Replies: 4
Views: 187
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Re: HIT N' MISS

Some good ideas. I was taught many decades ago to use a three jaw micrometer,which gives you the most accurate reading possible. However, they are so expensive most can not afford to buy one. I found using the LEE sizing dies and Wad Cutter bullets for .32, .38 will cover most of the common surplus ...

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