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by ammolab
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: reloading data
Replies: 16
Views: 3236
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Re: reloading data

The Hodgodon site has loads for IMR, Win, and Hodgodon powders that push 200gr bullets past 2500 FPS. That is SS ball velocity.

Your 170gr bullet listed over 2800 FPS.

Search here: http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle

Or better yet buy several reloading manuals.
by ammolab
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS January Handgun shoot
Replies: 3
Views: 1122
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Re: NM MILSURPS January Handgun shoot

Pistols? YES!

75 yards you say? YES! You know I will be there!!
by ammolab
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: what is best
Replies: 6
Views: 3070
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Re: what is best

Define “best”? Best fit and finish? Best Accuracy? Best value for the money? Best investment for the future?
by ammolab
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 2352
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Re: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences

Thank you very much for these very informative replies. One last question. Is this stuff considered corrosive? I have been treating it like it is, making sure to deep clean my rifle after every range trip. Your silver tip is LPS (148gr steel core ball) made by Soviet factory 188 in 1974. LPS was st...
by ammolab
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 2352
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Re: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences

Your silver tip is LPS (148gr steel core ball) made by Soviet factory 188 in 1974. LPS was still silver tip painted in 1974 The plain tip ammo is also LPS ball made by Russian (post Soviet era) factory 60 in 1989. This is well after the tips of the bullets were no longer painted Silver. You are not ...
by ammolab
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 2352
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Re: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences

What are the headstamp dates? Older LPS ball (steel core 148gr ball) had the silver paint...more recent production was unpainted as they no longer made and issued heavy ball. So painting the LPS tips was un needed. Different factories, different lots, different nations production of the same cartrid...
by ammolab
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Strange headstamp on .30-06
Replies: 4
Views: 3006
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Re: Strange headstamp on .30-06

That identical 30-06, same paint seal, same crimp and same “.30 / 60s” date is a common Dutch round. Yours made with the NWM milled off of the headstamp bunter. I bought a case or two of this from Century’s warehouse during a visit back in the 1990s. Noncorrosive, Berdan and good shooting 30-06. It ...
by ammolab
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?
Replies: 7
Views: 1874
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Re: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?

No the ammo was not the same . Different bullet ,different velocities . It is not a secret , it is documented and you can look at real ammo . Yes, not the same...heavier ball bullet in the semi-rim MG ammo. But not loaded to “hot MG” pressure levels. “MG Ammo” that IS NOT suitable for a rifle so ch...
by ammolab
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?
Replies: 7
Views: 1874
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Re: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?

The semi rim just isn’t practical for rifle shooting. It is the rim not the “load”...pressures are not excessive in Japanese MG ammo. The Type 92 will function with the rimless rifle 7.7x58 ammunition and some of the Chinese import ammo did have rimless 7.7 on the MG feed strips. I had MANY cases of...
by ammolab
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Help to ID a Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 1225
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Re: Help to ID a Magazine

Czech VZ 52 rifle 7.62x45mm
by ammolab
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta
Replies: 19
Views: 5377
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Re: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta

I knew you had to have one of those little sweeties.

What took you so long???
by ammolab
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Veterans Day 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1402
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Re: Veterans Day 2019

Thankful to all who served and proud to serve you and this country. Best job I ever had!
by ammolab
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Ljungman Style Rifles
Topic: Sporterized Ljungman...
Replies: 5
Views: 2917
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Re: Sporterized Ljungman...

Isn’t that the Uber rare “Tanker” Model?

No! It’s just a darn shame.
by ammolab
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 1917 Movie
Replies: 18
Views: 5082
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Re: 1917 Movie

I saw the trailer for 1917 on the big screen before I saw Midway and noticed a distinct lack of trenches in most scenes, not to mention shell holes from artillery. I'd rather see the Nimitz stand in for the Kaga at Midway than that garbage. Just my frank opinion. When have you ever saw untouched fi...

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