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by DaleH
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Reloading 8x57 on the cheap?
Replies: 5
Views: 3708

Re: Reloading 8x57 on the cheap?

Smokey wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:50 pm
I've used LEE collet dies quite a bit.
Me too, they are great for bolt rifles. He’s never reloaded, so I was Trying to help him do it on the cheap. But maybe I will just get him dies (and he can get the bullets) and I will load them on my press for him.
by DaleH
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Reloading 8x57 on the cheap?
Replies: 5
Views: 3708

Reloading 8x57 on the cheap?

Want to get a friend into shooting cast loads over a load like 16-grns 2400 out of his ‘duffle cut’ 98K that his Father brought back from Pilsen, CZ. He wants to shoot it w/ the grandson, hence the reduced load. Anyone know of any other die ‘close’ to that of the 8x57 that could be used to neck-size...
by DaleH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: Trump Moves to Ban Bump Stocks
Replies: 9
Views: 5194

Re: Trump Moves to Ban Bump Stocks

I wish people would understand that you can't legislate crazy. True, and I hear you on all points, but IMHO that is not the arguement that we - shooters & sportsmen - are now facing in this current debate. As I hear my co-workers and/or friends (who may or may not be firearms enthusiasts or owners)...
by DaleH
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Palmetto State Armory PA-10 .308 Rifles
Replies: 5
Views: 4521

Re: Palmetto State Armory PA-10 .308 Rifles

FWIW I have a PSA 16” SS mid-length Freedom upper in 5.56mm that has been flawless. That price for a 308 AR platform is UNREAL! I built an AR 18” mid-length in 7.62x39mm and that cartridge is my FAVORITE in the ARs! Too bad that magazines are the weak link ... but the accuracy (using bulk $210/1000-...
by DaleH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 39
Views: 19184

Re: Lee-Enfield System

I dunnoh ... the way I read that link, LEC = Lee Enfield Calavry (not as Lee Enfield Carbine), same way where RIC = Royal Irish Constabulary. The link discussed many variations of “carbine” models and went on to call the ‘New Zealand carbines’ as just NZs. Not debating people ... just the way it rea...
by DaleH
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Rimfire Firearms (Commercial and C&R)
Topic: Stevens Favorite
Replies: 8
Views: 7653

Re: Stevens Favorite

Wow, immaculate shape! You see very few with the ‘zebra’ pattern color case hardening (that Stevens was
Noted for) still intact. Nice find!
by DaleH
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: ‘41 Lithgow - Lucky to hit paper ... @ 25-Yds! Wot?
Replies: 6
Views: 4013

Re: ‘41 Lithgow - Lucky to hit paper ... @ 25-Yds! Wot?

Thanks for the comments guys! How do you intend to slug your bore? Well, for slugging I’ve had great results using pure lead sinkers with the hole through the center. It is the measuring that’s bitch with odd numbered lands and grooves. What I do is to wrap the slug with thin steel shim stock, full ...
by DaleH
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: .22 Caliber Military Trainer
Topic: SMLE .22 trainer
Replies: 61
Views: 49154

Re: SMLE .22 trainer

Petros600 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:37 am
My local shop has one in terrible condition with a price tag of $1300!!
I just missed on one by Lithgow for $500! Looked TOO NEW if I had to critique it ...
by DaleH
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: ‘41 Lithgow - Lucky to hit paper ... @ 25-Yds! Wot?
Replies: 6
Views: 4013

Re: ‘41 Lithgow - Lucky to hit paper ... @ 25-Yds! Wot?

Muzzle centered in the aperture in the nosecap? - Not centered, no, it is a rad eccentric as Enfield Accurizings info says it should be, due to pressure built into the barrel bedding. How's the rifling look? - Mint, checks great w/ borescope, no pitting and appears uniform from jag work. How about ...
by DaleH
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: ‘41 Lithgow - Lucky to hit paper ... @ 25-Yds! Wot?
Replies: 6
Views: 4013

‘41 Lithgow - Lucky to hit paper ... @ 25-Yds! Wot?

My new-to-me Lithgow No1 Mk3 is detailed here: http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=972&hilit=SMLE I refinished the stock, as it was do dark as to be black. The tip of 1/3rd each BLO, vinegar & turpentine woeked really well, thanks to Candyman for that trick. I checked the headspace...
by DaleH
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Rust.
Replies: 18
Views: 10677

Re: Rust.

Look up ‘Frontier Cloth’ by Big 45. It looks like spiraled steel wool, but more ribbon like. It is a proprietary blend of stainless steel, monel, zinc and other alloys that is harder than rust, but will not damage or remove the bluing. Is is THE BEST and must be used or seen used to realize how awes...
by DaleH
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: M1 garand reloading
Replies: 7
Views: 5167

Re: M1 garand reloading

FYI, I read and followed Larry’s tutorial on using those “X dies” by RCBS and they are indeed awesome ... if/when setup & used correctly!
by DaleH
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: Are all AR15 front sight towers
Replies: 6
Views: 5844

Re: Are all AR15 front sight towers

Even pins back to an original 1600s era matchlock I have were built with the same right-to-left install orientation.
by DaleH
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: PAINTED BULLETS
Replies: 5
Views: 4601

Re: PAINTED BULLETS

Don't they mean "powder coated" ones? Totally different than painting ...
by DaleH
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: I polish those dies
Replies: 8
Views: 3639

Re: I polish those dies

Agreed, I not only polish new dies too, but CLEAN my old ones routinely too ...

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