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  1. It's not just you.

    It's not just you.
  2. OK, first, the Germans had a service revolver...

    OK, first, the Germans had a service revolver that was "about" a .44 Caliber at that time, but please take careful note - the Germans did NOT use the American/English cartridge specification...
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    And new powders. Powders like Reloader 15 and 17...

    And new powders. Powders like Reloader 15 and 17 can coax more velocity out of existing cartridges without raising pressures excessively. These powders keep the pressure curve "up high, for longer"...
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    You'll never get ribbed by me for using an old,...

    You'll never get ribbed by me for using an old, established, cartridge. I have built my own elk rifles in 9.3x62 Mauser and .35 Whelen. We're talking of cartridges over 100 (from 1905) and the early...
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    First, there is absolutely nothing 'foolish'...

    First, there is absolutely nothing 'foolish' about the .300 H&H Magnum as a round. If you like it, and it works for you, then there's nothing wrong or foolish. More power to you.

    Second, a 1 MOA...
  6. It is - but is also indicates another variable:...

    It is - but is also indicates another variable: How much open space there is inside the rim, and then how much priming compound is in that rim vs. a thinner rim, which will affect how "hot" the round...
  7. Thread: clearances

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    Yes, as a graduate of TSJC, I can tell you that...

    Yes, as a graduate of TSJC, I can tell you that is what they would recommend on these "sentimental" gun projects. They can often involve lots of time and effort, which is almost never compensated...
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    Could you specify the make and model of the...

    Could you specify the make and model of the action?
  9. Something that isn't appreciated by most...

    Something that isn't appreciated by most non-match .22 shooters is that rim thickness is one of the big variables that affects accuracy in .22 rifles (and presumably handguns).

    It used to be that...
  10. In .22 target work, your best accuracy is almost...

    In .22 target work, your best accuracy is almost invariably had by using an ammo that is slightly sub-sonic in the firearm you intend to use (whether it be pistol or rifle).

    I've done similar...
  11. I'll have to dig back through my notes to find...

    I'll have to dig back through my notes to find it. In the end, the results weren't that surprising, as not all barrels are finished the same (some are lapped, some are not), and they might differ in...
  12. Some tests were done on rifle barrels with the...

    Some tests were done on rifle barrels with the exact same bullet/load and they found a variation in muzzle velocity between makes of barrels - by as much as 175 fps on a 24" barrel at the muzzle....
  13. I've not been into a CZ Bobwhite. Is it a typical...

    I've not been into a CZ Bobwhite. Is it a typical ungerlug locking block setup?

    If so, then here's what I think I would do:

    I'd remove the top lever and pull it from the receiver. Then I'd find...
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    When I was a kid and using a ProMac chainsaw, I'd...

    When I was a kid and using a ProMac chainsaw, I'd use straight 30W oil for the bar, along with a dash of STP additive for the 'tackifier.'
  15. OK, having fit a bunch of stocks to actions and...

    OK, having fit a bunch of stocks to actions and re-stocked a bunch of long arms, blah, blah, here's my read:

    1. Don't go bending the tang. It sounds as tho you're not familiar with metal or...
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    A couple of things to take note of with...

    A couple of things to take note of with Acraglass:

    1. It's epoxy, yes, but the #1 issue in bedding compounds is dimensional stability. As such, Acraglass doesn't keep shrinking the way that other...
  17. It looks as tho they should. They're all based...

    It looks as tho they should. They're all based off the .375 Ruger case. I think the .300 PRC would be the longest OAL of the bunch with the VLD > 210 grain bullets available. If the Winchester M70...
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    This can also be an issue with aged springs that...

    This can also be an issue with aged springs that have become a bit too light. I've repaired several Citori shotguns with this sort of issue. In one, a maddening search for the problem led to the...
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    The choke of a shotgun barrel is a relative...

    The choke of a shotgun barrel is a relative constriction from the barrel's inside diameter a ways back from the muzzle to what the diameter of the barrel is just behind the muzzle (say, 0.5").
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    This right here, is major truth. It is true with...

    This right here, is major truth. It is true with the IRS, it is true with the BATFE, it is true with the State Department.

    I know FFL's/gunsmiths that have gotten into arguments with ATF FFL...
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    If you're making parts that can be readily...

    If you're making parts that can be readily assembled into a firearm, you can run into ITAR issues.

    For example, barrels. You either have to get your customers to certify that they're not going to...
  22. Thread: Greetings!

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    As a result of taking classes at several...

    As a result of taking classes at several gunsmithing schools, I've gotten to try a bunch of different lathes for gunsmithing. As a result of teaching in a shop where the lathes were almost all much...
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    My ATF examiner told me that the #1 criterion...

    My ATF examiner told me that the #1 criterion used by the ATF as to whether or not you need a FFL to work on guns is whether or not you're charging money for doing so.

    If you're working on gun...
  24. Many of them are being purchased for criminals by...

    Many of them are being purchased for criminals by relatives/confederates with clean records in "straw purchases."

    This is why we FFL's and gun owners have been pushing the Feds to prosecute the...
  25. The mechanics might be, but the understanding of...

    The mechanics might be, but the understanding of how a disconnector has to work with the hammer and trigger might not be for most people.

    Most people don't understand how a full-auto lockwork has...
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