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 professrh
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Reloading 8x57 on the cheap?
Replies: 5
Views: 2943
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Re: Reloading 8x57 on the cheap?

I've used Lee dies--both FL and collet--to good effect with the 8x57. Prvi makes good, inexpensive 175-grain SPs that fly well for me, and I've gotten good accuracy (if a bit middling in velocity) using RAD 78 / IMR 7383, a surplus powder RapidRob posted about back before "the incident." (I haven't ...
by professrh
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Night hog hunting
Replies: 11
Views: 3387
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Re: Night hog hunting

They're a scourge. And according to the Alabama Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources, you have to kill 80% of the hogs on your land every year just to keep the population from expanding (link: http://www.outdooralabama.com/control-m ... feral-hogs ).
by professrh
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss
Replies: 17
Views: 7468
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Re: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss

I've been loading (and hunting with) close to full-power loads in my K31 and K11. I full-length size with the Lee dies, and the cases fit (and extract) with the 96/11, the K11, and the K31s. I'm shooting Sierra 165-grain SPs at a bit over 2600 fps.
by professrh
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 4437
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Re: 43 Mauser

Actually just ignorant. But thanks, Mark, for the lifeline. And the glimpse into a new world of Mausers to explore. . . . Curious what you used to strip the stock. And are you keeping a photo log of the project? (I've been moving toward fixer-upper sporters lately, and always appreciate seeing what ...
by professrh
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss
Replies: 17
Views: 7468
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Re: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss

I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I have successfully loaded for my k31s, my g96/11, and my k11, using only the Lee dies.
by professrh
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New/old forum member
Replies: 3
Views: 2015
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Re: New/old forum member

Welcome home
by professrh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 4437
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Re: 43 Mauser

Isn't the 43 Mauser chambered in 8x57? What am I missing?
by professrh
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: M1 Garand Loading Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1937
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Re: M1 Garand Loading Question

I'm no expert, but from your description it doesn't immediately strike me that the rifle has a problem. If you use the "knife edge" of your right hand to brace the op rod handle while you push the clip home with your right thumb, you'll protect yourself from Garand Thumb, whether the bolt wants to h...
by professrh
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: My New Toy
Replies: 16
Views: 7447
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Re: My New Toy

Beautiful rifle.

Assuming you can obtain or build for yourself some safe ammo . . . range report sometime?

--Prof
by professrh
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: Polytech SKS Hunter Question
Replies: 14
Views: 6647
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Re: Polytech SKS Hunter Question

Great story about the break.

I'd check with Candyman, on this forum: I expect he'd be able to talk you through the process of repairing that break so that the gun will function--and look almost as good as it did before.

Good luck with the project, if you decide to go that way.

--Prof
by professrh
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Amazing dog video
Replies: 2
Views: 1590
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Re: Amazing dog video

Cool post. Thanks.
by professrh
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Austrian Rifles
Topic: Please help me identify
Replies: 20
Views: 10398
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Re: Please help me identify

A full-length Steyr M95 in the original chambering. Nice find! If you get a chance to take it out for a spin, let us know how it shoots.
by professrh
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Rust.
Replies: 18
Views: 8930
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Re: Rust.

ffuries wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:52 pm
This is what makes this board so great people exchanging ideals and learning from one another, without fear of being chastised for making an erroneous statement. Thank you Rapidrob for the explanation and education without the lashing that you see so often on other boards.
Hear, hear!
by professrh
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Tips or pointers re: loading Barnes TSX in 30-06?
Replies: 1
Views: 1653
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Tips or pointers re: loading Barnes TSX in 30-06?

So, my 30-06 Columbian refurb sporter is finally shooting hunting-quality groups (see thread https://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=314&hilit=FAMAGE). Now I want to work up some lead-free loads, just because. The R. FAMAGE shoots best with 150-grain bullets at Garand-friendly velocit...

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