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by Tuna
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Why would you pay this much for reloads
Replies: 6
Views: 2689

Re: Why would you pay this much for reloads

You can buy new M2 30-06 made by PPU for $299 and shipping per 500 rounds. Suitable for use in an M1 Garand. Why would one buy commercial reloaded ammo when you can get new for the same or better price? PPU is known as being good ammo too.
by Tuna
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?
Replies: 17
Views: 11416

Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?

I am not saying I disagree with you BUT I do remember when these rifles first appeared that the caution was with them not to use standard NATO ammo or commercial .308. It was the importer who stated that the CETME rounds were loaded to lower pressure then the standard NATO rounds. That could have be...
by Tuna
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?
Replies: 17
Views: 11416

Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?

The Spanish government when they covered the rifles over to 7.62x51 also loaded ammo for these rifles. IT IS NOT loaded to NATO spec but very close to the original pressures of the 7x57 ammo these rifles were made for originally. This ammo was called 7.62 Cetme and loaded to about the 40,000 psi ran...
by Tuna
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: FN 1950? 7.62x51mm Carbine find
Replies: 9
Views: 4565

Re: FN 1950? 7.62x51mm Carbine find

There were more countries then just Morocco that bought the Model 50 in 7.62x51. Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and who knows who else bought them.
by Tuna
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: AK Style
Topic: AK-74 800 yard target damage
Replies: 14
Views: 6957

Re: AK-74 800 yard target damage

Ammolab, I agree with what you have said BUT in my years of shooting I have seen some strange things with bullets and what they do and what they don't do.
by Tuna
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: AK Style
Topic: AK-74 800 yard target damage
Replies: 14
Views: 6957

Re: AK-74 800 yard target damage

It's also possible that the damage from the Russian ammo is because of the steel jackets on the bullets as well as the penetrator. The 5.56 only has the core and a copper jacket.
by Tuna
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: m-1 Carbine questions
Replies: 10
Views: 6579

Re: m-1 Carbine questions

When the Marines came ashore in Vietnam they carried M14 rifles. They did not get M16's till later on. The Navy still has M14's on board many of it's ships. Used more for mine destruction then repelling boarders. But Navy bases had M14 rifles for use by Base Police at least into the mid 80's if not ...
by Tuna
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Rifles in German hands
Replies: 16
Views: 10440

Re: French Rifles in German hands

Lots of conscripts from different countries were armed with French weapons like these. That and some clerks, mechanics, laborers or any other second line units got these rifles. Some German navy units had French rifles too.
by Tuna
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: 7.62MM Garand
Replies: 9
Views: 6432

Re: 7.62MM Garand

The Naval version of the Garand in 7.62 was issued to the Navy rifle teams and were not used on board ships. The Navy used a chamber insert to convert the 30-06 to 7.62. But sometimes those would come out stuck to a fired case. Later ones had their barrels changed to 7.62.
by Tuna
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: 30-06 blank identification help please!
Replies: 10
Views: 4788

Re: 30-06 blank identification help please!

Blanks for 30-06 are in demand by may VFW lodges as they have a hard time getting them for funerals they attend for those members that have passed on. I have donated hundreds of these to different lodges in the past. My supply is gone now and I know those I had went to a good cause.
by Tuna
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: First Carbine!
Replies: 8
Views: 5662

Re: First Carbine!

You do have a nice post war rebuilt carbine. It is more then adequate to take a deer out to 75 yards. Bullet placement is the key to any successful hunt. Most ammo companies make a good soft point for the carbine and a deer is a thin skinned animal.
by Tuna
Wed May 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: M1 Carbine
Topic: Low serial numbers, do they add value?
Replies: 8
Views: 4964

Re: Low serial numbers, do they add value?

If a low serial number carbine has not been rebuilt then yes the low number will add value to it. But if it has been rebuilt then the value is the same as any other rebuilt carbine.
by Tuna
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 1935A
Replies: 12
Views: 7676

Re: 1935A

Thank you for the information. This is what I needed to know.
by Tuna
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Double headed screw
Replies: 2
Views: 3286

Re: Double headed screw

72USMC, Your right it is on the wrong forum my bad. But I did order what I needed and I think you very much.
by Tuna
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Double headed screw
Replies: 2
Views: 3286

Double headed screw

Can anyone ID a double headed screw that is through the stock of most Lebel and Berthier rifles. It sits above the rear of the trigger guard. And would anyone know where I may find one? Thanks.

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