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 ammolab
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 125grain bullets in K98’s?
Replies: 5
Views: 2205
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Re: 125grain bullets in K98’s?

Thanks for the reply’s. To clarify, you are saying the 125 grain 8mm bullets shoot well out of K98 barrels with their specific 1 in 9.45 twist rate? The bullets I have to try are the Hornady “8mm Kurz” 125 HP’s. That twist is much more than what is required to stabilize a 125 gr 8mm bullet. The onl...
by ammolab
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 125grain bullets in K98’s?
Replies: 5
Views: 2205
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Re: 125grain bullets in K98’s?

Those soft point bullets (not Kurtz specific) have been around since the 1960s as a “varmint” option for 8x57 loads. I have used them but never achieved “match” accuracy. They can make nice reduced recoil loads for plinking or for a youngster to hunt with @2500fps or busting water jugs @3000fps.
by ammolab
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Centerfire Systems has Swedish Mausers
Replies: 4
Views: 5554
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Re: Centerfire Systems has Swedish Mausers

Sure they are cheaper than nice condition complete rifles...

But $300 for a rifle that SAMCO piled in the warehouse as unsellable for years?...from SAMCO bankruptcy to Century for a buck or two.
Then to Centerfire for twenty bucks or so... Can’t see them as $300 rifles.
by ammolab
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9mm Largo load????
Replies: 8
Views: 1981
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Re: 9mm Largo load????

abunaitoo wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:20 pm
Sometimes the extractor would not grab the rim.
It was that short.
With the longer shells, never had a problem.
What is 9mm “max”...and how “longer” is it?
by ammolab
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9mm Largo load????
Replies: 8
Views: 1981
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Re: 9mm Largo load????

I'm getting 3" to 4" at 50yds. Not what I would call "good" Bore is clean and smooth. Shells I'm using are 9mm Max sized to the chamber. 9mm Largo shells were a little short. I did try some Lee TC cast, 127gr. I'm waiting for a 115gr mold to come in. Why would Largo brass be ‘short’? Short enough t...
by ammolab
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9mm Largo load????
Replies: 8
Views: 1981
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Re: 9mm Largo load????

What level of accuracy are you trying to achieve? “didn’t shoot well” may be as good as a Destroyer can do... MOA? Not happening. No experience with cast but my carbine shoots 3” @ 100 yards with Montana Gold 121gr TC international match bullet over 7.9gr of Blue Dot. The long bore diameter/bearing ...
by ammolab
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 8x57 Carcano carbine at 200 & 250 meters-Now Match update
Replies: 6
Views: 2086
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Re: 8x57 Carcano carbine at 200 & 250 meters

200 Rams, 250 gong...no 100 yard pigs?
by ammolab
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1917 Headspace Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2611
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Re: M1917 Headspace Question

No, it is most likely bolt lug set back for being fired many,many times. Well his “original issue” was insufficient headspace not excessive headspace. So not many rounds on that bolt or receiver. I note that my M17 also has a shorter throat than my Springfields and Garands. Thus it gets shorter ctg...
by ammolab
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Ship to California?
Replies: 2
Views: 990
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Re: Ship to California?

Well basically assault rifles and some handguns are not transferable to Californians but an “individual” needs no special requirements to ship to a California FFL. If your buyer has an FFL that will receive the particular firearm from an individual? It is OK to sell and ship. If you have an FFL or C...
by ammolab
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1917 Headspace Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2611
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Re: M1917 Headspace Question

72 usmc wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Interesting, the bolt will not close on a go gauge, yet works on factory ammo ok. I wonder if the bolt number matches the rifle?
Bolt matching? Are M17 bolts numbered to the rifle?
by ammolab
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1917 Headspace Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2611
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Re: M1917 Headspace Question

If the bolt closes on factory, reloads and what you want to shoot?? What’s the issue?
by ammolab
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 8mm reloading
Replies: 4
Views: 1863
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Re: 8mm reloading

“Error net” expert advice worth just what you paid for it. All those Mauser rifles have similar twist rates in all length barrels and they all loaded either 178 or 198gr ball ammunition. Rifles are like women..they are all individuals and NO One on the internet can tell you what yours will prefer. B...
by ammolab
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: My rifle from Afghanistan
Replies: 7
Views: 5687
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Re: My rifle from Afghanistan

M67 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 am
Caliber? Huge. .577?
Rifled bore or smooth bore shotgun?
by ammolab
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: In D.C for reunion
Replies: 3
Views: 1474
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Re: In D.C for reunion

I was at Walter Reed in 1966 a few hundred yards from Maryland...Nice campus, no Army base just all Medical Branch. Sadly now closed and gone....merged with Bethesda.
by ammolab
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: Because I can....
Replies: 6
Views: 3148
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Re: Because I can....

And they all poo-pooed my idea for a 100 yard pistol match?

I have the 38-200 Webley ready to go!!!

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