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by Rapidrob
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: M 1 carbine Forgotten Weapons talk
Replies: 1
Views: 40
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Re: M 1 carbine Forgotten Weapons talk

He says what we knew as kids. My DCM 20 buck carbine loves the 15 round magazine. The 30's did cause most of the problems. They looked cool,but mine stayed on the shelf and the 15 rounders were always with me. I cannot ever remembering having a FTF with my carbine using Lake City ammo.
by Rapidrob
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: GP11 reloaded brass.
Replies: 3
Views: 97
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Re: GP11 reloaded brass.

It's hard to beat the GP11 brass. Its on par with Nora brass. I use Reloader 15 as my go-to powder for my 175 grain loads. RL-17 dupes the original loading.
by Rapidrob
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: A bore'ing story about a '98 Krag at 500 yards
Replies: 2
Views: 131
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A bore'ing story about a '98 Krag at 500 yards

In '76 I bought a 1898 .30-40 Krag from Mexico after they lost their rights to own firearms. The rifle was in good shape until I shot it. The rifling was so badly attacked by Hg in the primers the fired bullet removed the rifling when shot. Jump to 2006 and a local gunsmith found me a NOS original b...
by Rapidrob
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: 100 Dollar Norweagian Krag Carbine "sporter"
Replies: 6
Views: 400
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Re: 100 Dollar Norweagian Krag Carbine "sporter"

I shot the "carbine" at 500 yards today in the wind. Since it is a cut down rifle, the barrel nodes are not quite up to par for extreme accuracy. That being said, with my reloads it did shoot well. The target,a man upper torso in AR550. 140 grain .264 FMJ's over Reloader-15. I fired 20 rounds to see...
by Rapidrob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: The picture find of a lifetime
Replies: 9
Views: 332
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Re: The picture find of a lifetime

That is so nice to see a photo of your Dad during WWII. My Dad was in combat for 5 years of WWII as a Tanker. He would not talk about it what so ever with me. I have photo's of destroyed German tanks but have no idea of the story behind them. As far as I know there are no photos of my Dad in WWII wi...
by Rapidrob
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Shooting my first reloads out of a 98K in 1964
Replies: 6
Views: 432
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Re: Shooting my first reloads out of a 98K in 1964

I'm a Glen Burn-out, lived in Harundale, Anne Arundel County.
by Rapidrob
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: S&W M&P .22LR Compact pistol review
Replies: 0
Views: 47
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S&W M&P .22LR Compact pistol review

A friend of mine bought this pistol solely on internet reviews. She asked me to drive out to her ranch and teach her how to use it. My first opinion was that it was another polymer pistol of mass production. She paid 300 for it at a local shop. After a close up inspection of the firearm I found seve...
by Rapidrob
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: 100 Dollar Norweagian Krag Carbine "sporter"
Replies: 6
Views: 400
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100 Dollar Norweagian Krag Carbine "sporter"

I got a "carbine' of Norwegian make in 6.5x55 Swede yesterday for 100 bucks. It has been Sporterized ( Bubba'd for you youngsters)The bore is dark with very strong rifling. The stock is cut, slings and butt plate filled in and a 60's White line recoil pad put on. After getting some feed back on the ...
by Rapidrob
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Late War Carcanos
Replies: 7
Views: 538
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Re: Late War Carcanos

The 8mm Carcanos were five shot vs the standard 6 shot. That being said you can modify a six shot clip to hold five of the 8x57 cartridges but it is a sloppy hold. As far as we as collectors know, there were never any "proper" five shot clips made for these little carbines and guards issued these ca...
by Rapidrob
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Heavy equipment operator
Replies: 3
Views: 291
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Re: Heavy equipment operator

When I saw this I was truly amazed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1E-vh9ZeNY
by Rapidrob
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: High Standard 22LR cost in 1933
Replies: 4
Views: 483
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Re: High Standard 22LR cost in 1933

The average minimum wage back then was $475.00 a year. A collage professional may had made $1,250.00 a year. So the pistol was a hefty part of one's monthly income.
by Rapidrob
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: BM-59 or M14?
Replies: 5
Views: 449
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Re: BM-59 or M14?

If you break a BM59 part in ten years, what do you do then? Go with the M1A
by Rapidrob
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Picked up a Garand faked National match
Replies: 5
Views: 1767
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Re: Picked up a Garand faked National match

Is the an 'Air Gauge" mark on the barrel? ( some times a star for the old Star Gauge system)
Many M-1's were used in competition and as written above,were in fact assembled by unit armorers or retired armorers for competitive shooters. You may very well have bought a very nice shooting rifle.
by Rapidrob
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 4
Views: 583
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Re: Thank you

Both little rifles are just plain fun to shoot. Is The Cadet still in .310?
by Rapidrob
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1475
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Re: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem

Bullet is coming apart in the air, i would drop the load down as it reads like the bullet is going too fast for the rifling twist. A slower burning powder will help as well.

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