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 polaris
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Gilding the Lily, Gunbroker Style
Replies: 11
Views: 4471
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Re: Gilding the Lily, Gunbroker Style

I'm guessing it "sold" to the seller. It'll turn up again for sale under the "buyers" account. Either that, or somebody bought all the stuff in the description. As above, certainly a darn nice K-31, but DAMN!
by polaris
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Mosin values
Replies: 15
Views: 7681
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Re: Mosin values

It's my understanding that sometime after WWII, these rifles were disassembled into parts, then the parts repaired and refinished to spec, and re-assembled, often with ground and re-stamped matching serial numbers in a nightmarish experiment to forever frustrate American collectors sometime in the f...
by polaris
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Never will I speak ill of the forum members here
Replies: 15
Views: 5339
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Re: Never will I speak ill of the forum members here

This one certainly is good. I like Nosler and CMP also, although you will run into a fair amount of curmudgeon-ness on the latter.
by polaris
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Gilding the Lily, Gunbroker Style
Replies: 11
Views: 4471
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Re: Gilding the Lily, Gunbroker Style

That is a pretty nice one, but holy Crap! Schill much?
by polaris
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Mosin values
Replies: 15
Views: 7681
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Re: Mosin values

CRomanos wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:27 pm
Actually, on second look some went as high as 399 on GB, so I may be really low at 250
Depends on how good of a friend he is. Sometimes it's good to give a guy a break on a first rifle. Favors tend to come back around.
by polaris
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: m44 stock question
Replies: 5
Views: 3710
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Re: m44 stock question

I also think the Russians did some weird things to their shellac and some interesting field expedient finishes. I have a couple of mosins that definitely had contaminated shellac, and possibly a field expedient finish such as used motor oil, coal tar, oil based paint, God knows what applied, then an...
by polaris
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 3063
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Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

If you are trying to replicate the BC of GP11, take a look at the Hornady ELD-M. Their BC is even higher than the nosler RDF, in fact their 168 gr equals the Nosler 175. I have not seen the .30 cal examples in person, but have been using the .224 75 grain for a year now in EIC matches at 600. It sim...
by polaris
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: m44 stock question
Replies: 5
Views: 3710
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Re: m44 stock question

Guessing your greenish streak is from exposure of brass or copper to moisture or other chemicals at the same time. Is the greenish area around the sling slots? Could just be discolored wood. I've worked quite a bit with European birch from Scandinavia that comes on wood stove pallets, and it's not u...
by polaris
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: SVT-40 Sniper rifle at 800 yards?
Replies: 6
Views: 3389
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Re: SVT-40 Sniper rifle at 800 yards?

Rapidrob wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:18 am
Thanks polaris for the info.
Sure thing. Let us know how it goes.
by polaris
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: SVT-40 Sniper rifle at 800 yards?
Replies: 6
Views: 3389
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Re: SVT-40 Sniper rifle at 800 yards?

Not the SVT, but I have run my PSL way out there to 1000+. Also a Mosin PU to 900. The benefit of having a frozen lake with a high sand bank, a pile of silo blocks, snowmobile and GPS. Had the best success with Czech 60's light ball. Regulated fairly closely to the scope dope to about 500, then hit ...
by polaris
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets
Replies: 6
Views: 4283
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Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

Another that might be worth considering is the new Hornady ELD-M. Showing the 168 grain to have a BC in the same range as the original GP-11 projectile. I do not have a sample, as I use my Swiss rifles to 300m and do not have a need for heavier bullets in them, but based on the 5.56mm ELD bullet, it...
by polaris
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss
Replies: 17
Views: 8254
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Re: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss

I have the K-31, M1911 and 96/11 in inventory. I'm firing PRVI boxer cases with relatively mild loads, aprox between Hornady book max and start. I have the Lee FL and Lee collet neck dies in inventory. Brass sized FL (full camover crush fit on the shellholder) reliably and easily chamber in all 3 re...
by polaris
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3518
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123 Nosler CC in M96 problem

I have been using the Nosler 123 CC for 200 yard match shooting over IMR 4064. Don't remember the charge weight offhand, but it's up near the safe max pressure for the M96 per Hodgedon/IMR data, so it's stepping along pretty well. Fantastic accuracy, low recoil, zeroes well to my sights at 200... bu...
by polaris
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Mad Minute.
Replies: 17
Views: 9952
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Re: Mad Minute.

I've been away for awhile. We had a hard time getting critical mass for a match before the hiccup in the forum, seems a few more gave up. Also the general dearth of milsurps, and more importantly dirt cheap ammo on the market has claimed a few more. I will try and give this match a run soon however ...
by polaris
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 32
Views: 12724
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Re: Las Vegas Shooting

It may come out with time exactly what type of weapon was fired, there's no harm in some speculation. I have some experience with automatic weapons, having fired them and had them fired in my direction, both in training and in malice. In listening to a few of the videos, it is definitely not a stand...

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