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by Rapidrob
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: SR 71 Speed Check.
Replies: 2
Views: 80
United States of America

Re: SR 71 Speed Check.

With our clear skies if you got a heads -up of a flight passing over Albuquerque, you could see their contrails zoom overhead. It only took a minute or so until they were long gone. What they never talk about is you never hear a sonic boom. You'd think a jet going 2,000 mph would rip the sky apart. ...
by Rapidrob
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: IDF
Replies: 2
Views: 80
United States of America

Re: IDF

What is interesting is that some have the "dirty birds" peened out,some do not.
Just think, if that was a Britt rifle there would be so many proof and acceptance markings that there would not be a bare spot on the receiver!
by Rapidrob
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Finn 1891 long rifle range report
Replies: 0
Views: 56
United States of America

Finn 1891 long rifle range report

I held a match yesterday with a target set to 500 yards. I took my 1943 Finn 1891 long rifle out to try a new load I worked up to see how well it would shoot. My load pushed a 150 grain spitzer flat based bullet to 3,000 fps. This load works very well and bucked our wind/mirage very well. If I did m...
by Rapidrob
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 6.5x52 Carcano - Shell holder of choice?
Replies: 6
Views: 114
United States of America

Re: 6.5x52 Carcano - Shell holder of choice?

I can see that being a problem. My press uses free floating dies so this cannot happen.
by Rapidrob
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 6.5x52 Carcano - Shell holder of choice?
Replies: 6
Views: 114
United States of America

Re: 6.5x52 Carcano - Shell holder of choice?

The Carcano "rim" is very thin. You want the shell holder to be a tight fit and center the primer properly.
I too have never had a problem with a LEE shell holder.
by Rapidrob
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Kaboom
Replies: 5
Views: 175
United States of America

Re: Kaboom

Yep,squib load. She clears the case and closes the bolt. Bullet in the throat from squib load. She is darn lucky she did not get blinded. No shooting glasses! Shooting a semi!
by Rapidrob
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Your worst nighmare gunshow find
Replies: 3
Views: 163
United States of America

Your worst nighmare gunshow find

Big gun show today. I picked up a few parts I needed and shot the bull with vendors I've known for years. There was one older gentleman selling his life long collection of pistols. I was looking at several old German and Austrian pistols and was waiting my turn to look at a very nice 9mm Steyr from ...
by Rapidrob
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Gun shows
Replies: 10
Views: 211
United States of America

Re: Gun shows

Good for you! They can be habit forming.
by Rapidrob
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish Destroyer Carbine
Replies: 5
Views: 153
United States of America

Re: Spanish Destroyer Carbine

They were used by the police. They are quite accurate at 200 yards.
I have a very early model that uses a double stack magazine which was dropped soon after the carbine was adopted.
by Rapidrob
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: 1945 BYF kreigsmodell HT sniper rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 220
United States of America

Re: 1945 BYF kreigsmodell HT sniper rifle

Very nice sniper rifle! I'd shoot it anyway. There is a company in AZ who can redo all seals and clean lenses.
by Rapidrob
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1941 USMC sniper rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 262
United States of America

Re: M1941 USMC sniper rifle

The rifle needs to be re-crowned. It can be done without damaging the STAR mark and will improve accuracy quite a bit.
A very nice rifle and needs to be shot!
by Rapidrob
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: vz24 Guatemalan All Matching
Replies: 8
Views: 373
United States of America

Re: vz24 Guatemalan All Matching

It is the nicest I've seen in decades. Mine is not close to that nice.
by Rapidrob
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Gun shows
Replies: 10
Views: 211
United States of America

Re: Gun shows

NO PHOTO'S! Good way to get thrown out of the show. REMEMBER where you see something you may want to come back for. Use land marks or ceiling vents,signs etc. Make offers. Don't insult but don't pay jacked-up prices either. Most sellers will have bags/boxes if you do buy something. Many will hold th...
by Rapidrob
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: I turn my back for one second...
Replies: 3
Views: 180
United States of America

Re: I turn my back for one second...

Sounds like a great idea! Do it.
Thanks for your service.
by Rapidrob
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Chilean Modelo 1912-61 rifle and Carbine Chambers
Replies: 5
Views: 230
United States of America

Re: Chilean Modelo 1912-61 rifle and Carbine Chambers

I'm sure they are,but it is just a military chamber,or was it done to control max pressure?

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