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by slowbob2
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Patching w/ teflon tape ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1692
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Re: Patching w/ teflon tape ?

It is used as "lube " and to protect the base of cast bullets . Jacketed bullets do not need help with either of those problems .
by slowbob2
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: Movie rifle anachronism
Replies: 12
Views: 2243
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Re: Movie rifle anachronism

A Mosin rifle or sniper is not out of place at all in D-day France . There were several divisions of troops armed with Russian weapons facing the Allies . Since Kelly's hero's were supplied by the Black market dealer { Crap game ] , he would have some of those items .
by slowbob2
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38
Replies: 4
Views: 1482
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Re: Type 38

About twice the going rate , unless it is a rare maker .
by slowbob2
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?
Replies: 10
Views: 2445
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Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?

The ammo in the photo has not been tumble cleaned as you can still see the annealing . Surplus is surplus , some is crap , some is fine . Many factors to consider over 50 to 100 years . Fire a few and see how the case looks and how easy the bolt lifts . There is nothing wrong with loading down some ...
by slowbob2
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Who is making .318" bullets?
Replies: 24
Views: 5918
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Re: Who is making .318" bullets?

That is all Buffalo does , alter Hornady bullets [ they are the easiest to work with ] , crush them up or squeeze them down . Good to know. Thanks. Not to hijack the thread, but do you have any insight about whether this crushing or squeezing does anything deleterious to bullet integrity? I hunt a ...
by slowbob2
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Who is making .318" bullets?
Replies: 24
Views: 5918
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Re: Who is making .318" bullets?

+1 on Buffalo Arms. I bought some .287" 154-grain SPs from them a few years ago, for use in my Loewe Spanish m1916 with oversize bore. They shoot well (unlike the .284" 139-grain bullets that went all over the place). I killed a smallish hog with one a while back; it did the job exactly as expected...
by slowbob2
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Who is making .318" bullets?
Replies: 24
Views: 5918
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Re: Who is making .318" bullets?

That is strange , I have never heard of a Spanish K-98 rifle , they did make a Model 98 Mauser . . Also the Spanish never used a .318 on any rifle ever . You may want to figure out what you are doing before you go any farther . Maybe you should slug your barrel? Steve I have slugged over 2000 of my...
by slowbob2
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Who is making .318" bullets?
Replies: 24
Views: 5918
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Re: Who is making .318" bullets?

That is strange , I have never heard of a Spanish K-98 rifle , they did make a Model 98 Mauser . . Also the Spanish never used a .318 on any rifle ever . You may want to figure out what you are doing before you go any farther .
by slowbob2
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Who is making .318" bullets?
Replies: 24
Views: 5918
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Re: Who is making .318" bullets?

A question , what rifle do you need them for ?
by slowbob2
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Something fishy in K98s
Replies: 35
Views: 9326
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Re: Something fishy in K98s

The rifles are clearly scubbed , sanded , refinished and restamped .
by slowbob2
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss
Replies: 17
Views: 4775
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Re: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss

None of that really works like that . You do not know what your pressures are unless you are shooting with strain gauges on your rifles . Your 10 lb firing pin can not resize brass .
by slowbob2
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss
Replies: 17
Views: 4775
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Re: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss

Standard Lee 7.5 Swiss dies seem to work fine for all the Swiss 7.5 straight pull rifles. I believe it's Redding that makes a FL sizing die for the slightly larger K31 chamber (wider in the shoulder area). You can also have LEE make a neck-only collet die; but there's a caution with that approach. ...
by slowbob2
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss
Replies: 17
Views: 4775
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Re: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss

There is a lot of confusion about 7.5mm dies due to the terrible " article " from years ago that can be found in the old section of Surplusrifles . The guy who wrote it did not understand reloading and blamed the dies . About everything he said about 7.5mm Swiss is wrong and sadly many people went b...
by slowbob2
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 2869
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Re: 43 Mauser

At the higher velocities we were trying for the Teflon tape cut the group with the cast bullets from 10 inches [ with a bad flyer way out of the 10" group ] to the 3.5 groups . Since he bought the cast bullets , I do not know if these flyers he keeps getting are just a bad bullet ???? I am not sure ...
by slowbob2
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 2869
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Re: 43 Mauser

Also , with black I just fill the case with 2F , no air space . A double wrap of Teflon tape is a quick , easy paper patch . Get it around the base a little .

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