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 TNGhost
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Heat Treated Cast Bullets
Replies: 4
Views: 5217
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Re: Heat Treated Cast Bullets

I also have gotten good results with handgun bullets simply letting them drop in a bucket of cold water right from the mold.

That LA Silhouette Club site is a good one though, lots of good info on cast bullets and other ballistic topics.
by TNGhost
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: This "Schmeisser designed the AK" nonsense...
Replies: 19
Views: 6932
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Re: This "Schmeisser designed the AK" nonsense...

Politics? They are the only reason Kalashnikov was credited with the design of the AK. Looking at it from a logical, non political viewpoint, based on the evidence available, the only intelligent, non emotionally attached conclusion that can be drawn, is that the AK was an innovative design, of Hugo...
by TNGhost
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: This "Schmeisser designed the AK" nonsense...
Replies: 19
Views: 6932
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Re: This "Schmeisser designed the AK" nonsense...

Aside from the AK, the only "successful" weapons designs credited Kalashnikov were follow ons to the AK, using the same system of operation, nothing new or of different operating principals. Yes the Soviet communists had a great "system" for ensuring success, in any engineering endeavor they underto...
by TNGhost
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: This "Schmeisser designed the AK" nonsense...
Replies: 19
Views: 6932
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Re: This "Schmeisser designed the AK" nonsense...

No one is saying that the AK is a copy of the STG44 although the concept was certainly laid down with the German gun. No, what you have, is a historically successful German engineer/arms designer, from a family of arms designers, who was responsible for a number of successful arms designs, and a gro...
by TNGhost
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: FN FAL/L1A1/STG58
Topic: Has anyone here tried the newer plastic
Replies: 5
Views: 6300
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Re: Has anyone here tried the newer plastic

I've used both Thermold and Moses plastic magazines before,in my Century C1A1 without an issue.
by TNGhost
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Shooting my first reloads out of a 98K in 1964
Replies: 6
Views: 3167
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Re: Shooting my first reloads out of a 98K in 1964

Great story. Thanks for sharing.

A lot better than what one sees in what passes for "gun magazines" these days.
by TNGhost
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service
Replies: 4
Views: 3340
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Re: M91 Moisin Nagant in US Service

Probably even lesser known is that our troops used the M91 on Russian soil and against Bolshevik Russians in offensive operations north of Moscow, and defensive and strategic area and facilities control operations in Siberia. Approximately 13,000 American troops were in Russia for several months, 10...
by TNGhost
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Stopping Power - Good Overview Video
Replies: 6
Views: 2106
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Re: Stopping Power - Good Overview Video

The .36 cap and ball revolvers sport about the same ballistics (80 grain projectile at 800-900 fps)as the .32 ACP, and they were once favored by many serious individuals for combat and self defense, and rightfully so. Among others, Bill Hickok put quite a number of men in the ground with one, most w...
by TNGhost
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Stopping Power - Good Overview Video
Replies: 6
Views: 2106
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Re: Stopping Power - Good Overview Video

Interesting, in that it somewhat reflects Marshall and Sanow, but there is also a lot of "what if" extrapolation in their theories. I am not so sure on it dismissing the ,22 and the .32 ACP so easily. One major reason is, that likely as not, those calibers are being used by individuals not as well t...
by TNGhost
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 8x56R 208 grain long range load
Replies: 4
Views: 2509
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Re: 8x56R 208 grain long range load

Impressive, and very interesting.

I have an M95 short rifle and enjoy shooting it, mostly with cast loads. Nice to know the performance of the German loads can be duplicated.

What is your source for those Berdan primers? I have some of the WWII era German brass and would like to give that a try.
by TNGhost
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hey Everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 2021
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Re: Hey Everyone

Welcome aboard.

Great place here. Lots of good folks, and plenty of information.
by TNGhost
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: CZ-50 Chronograph reload results
Replies: 5
Views: 3449
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Re: CZ-50 Chronograph reload results

Thanks. FWIW, after seeing your reply I did some looking and, I know it is old (from the 30s-40s depending on the edition), but you may find it interesting that Sharpe's Complete Guide to Handloading , on page 405, cites a 3.4 gr load of Unique under a 74 grain FMJ bullet, for 985 fps and pressure o...
by TNGhost
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Here is a strange rifle (at least to me) I was hoping someone could tell me about it. Thank you.
Replies: 4
Views: 3776
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Re: Here is a strange rifle (at least to me) I was hoping someone could tell me about it. Thank you.

Yep, a 96 Swede Mauser, made in 1901, that someone cut the stock down on. From what I can see on the stock disc, the bore should be in decent shape. It was Sweden's issue military rifle from 1895 to 1938, when it was replaced by the shorter M38 version. There are muzzle caps (to protect those thread...
by TNGhost
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: CZ-50 Chronograph reload results
Replies: 5
Views: 3449
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Re: CZ-50 Chronograph reload results

Interesting. Sounds like you have found a very good load.

What powder are you using?
by TNGhost
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: powder for 7.5 swiss and 30-06
Replies: 9
Views: 4184
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Re: powder for 7.5 swiss and 30-06

A Ruger #1.30-06 is my go to hunting rifle, and the K31 is my rifle of choice for most vintage surplus matches, so I want to get the absolute best out of both of them. IMR 4064 has been my go to for .30-06 for many many years and gives me MOA groups with the Ruger and 150 gr ballistic tips. When I s...

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