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    Yet Another Cool Old Rifle

    I've been playing with a late-fifties vintage Mannlicher-Schoenaur full-stock carbine in .243 Winchester. It currently wears an older Redfield 4 power scope and seems plenty accurate. I'll be hunting...
  2. Thread: Bullet weld?

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    I shot on the same bench as Lee Euber today. I...

    I shot on the same bench as Lee Euber today. I never thought to ask him about pistol powder in a rifle case. Darn!

    I do not think that the five loads that preceded the catastrophe were light. I...
  3. Thread: Bullet weld?

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    And my high school friend who saw his .264 Win....

    And my high school friend who saw his .264 Win. Mag barrel go end-over-end down range makes 4. The action split right at the bridge where the threads are. He was working on reduced loads, and he kept...
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    Sounds very plausible, Al. I'd rank it equal to...

    Sounds very plausible, Al. I'd rank it equal to my low powder charge theory. I KNOW that can blow up rifles because it happened to a friend. Same exact result as this one.

    I discount the pistol...
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    I like my ball micrometer just fine, but does...

    I like my ball micrometer just fine, but does anyone use a Sinclair case neck sorting tool? It's pricey, but using a mandrel and a dial indicator, it seems like it would be faster to use.
  6. Thread: Bullet weld?

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    I don't see the cracked neck or damaged case....

    I don't see the cracked neck or damaged case. Perhaps my eyes aren't that good? What I do see is that the loads must have been quite stiff. Looks like the marks from the chamber reamer are engraved...
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    I see that a couple that was wonded at the Texas...

    I see that a couple that was wonded at the Texas Wal-mart shooting has sued them. For what? Failing to protect them?

    I think that Wal-mart's decision about ammo was due to fear of lawsuits, but it...
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    OK, last post from me on this.

    So last weekend, I loaded up 50 rounds of the load mentioned above. This is probably a lifetime supply, but I'm as much into the possibilities as the doing.

    I saw a big fat doe in the yard today....
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    Listen People!

    Like the kid says.......
  10. And a woman once told me......

    Men perspire, horses sweat, and women glisten.
  11. Thread: Questions

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    When I was a motorcycle guy.....

    I read or heard that "meticulous preparation is the modus operandi of professional motocross." I was not much of a motocrosser, but I did compete in enduros, and the same thing applies there.

    I'm...
  12. Passing gas with impunity......

    Is really not a good idea any more. You should take a moment or two to consider the true characteristics of said emission.;););)
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    Range results

    I appreciate the suggestions for Ventura Munitions ammo. However, with a bore this rough, Im avoiding cast lead bullets. Also, they are kind of pricey.

    I had on hand 200 new Remington 32 special...
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    Dies came yesterday. Today I tried reforming 32...

    Dies came yesterday. Today I tried reforming 32 special brass. I had a few once-fired federal and 200 new old-stock Remington. Both reformed easily if I took it in stages and applied more Imperial...
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    Thanks, Reed. I'll get it up there one day. I...

    Thanks, Reed. I'll get it up there one day. I have dies coming Monday so will probably work up some loads before long.

    Jerry was right, there was a lot of rust. I finally decided that the faint...
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    I continue to drag the brush through 4 times...

    I continue to drag the brush through 4 times followed by a dry patch and then another squirt of wipeout foam about hourly. I don't know if it's carbon coming out or lead or both, but there's a lot of...
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    Also neglected to mention that I plan to use a 32...

    Also neglected to mention that I plan to use a 32 special seater, of which I have two.

    I've been pushing out the Wipe-out from the breech with a jag and patch on a cable-cleaner. Patches are light...
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    Sorry, I neglected to mention that it's a '94...

    Sorry, I neglected to mention that it's a '94 Winchester.

    Thanks for the tip, but that's some pretty pricey ammo when I don't want to shoot lead bullets or anything that heavy. I have a lot of 32...
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    Bought a Cool Old Rifle Today

    In 1962, at age 11, I shot my first deer on my first day of deer hunting. It was a respectable 10 point buck. I drilled him through the lungs with a 165 grain slug form an ancient 32-40 that my Dad...
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    If most every day, you can help someone smile,...

    If most every day, you can help someone smile, help someone laugh, help them feel better about themselves, you will feel better too and while you won't stop getting older, you will enjoy the journey...
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    I finally got around to testing my loads. This...

    I finally got around to testing my loads.

    This cartridge is quite similar to the 6.5 Creedmoor. It has a similar shape and 96 percent of the capacity of the Creedmoor. I calculated my recent...
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    I neglected to mention, but you've probably found...

    I neglected to mention, but you've probably found out already, that the .222 Mag is also the parent for the .204 Ruger. In fact, if you can't find .222 Mag brass, you can easily make it from the...
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    I believe the .222 Remington Magnum was...

    I believe the .222 Remington Magnum was Remington's entry for a military cartridge that lost out to the 5.56x45 Nato. There is much info about this on the Web. Many, including Mike Venturino of Rifle...
  24. Thread: Kroil?

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    I don't have Kroil, but I have Liquid Wrench,...

    I don't have Kroil, but I have Liquid Wrench, which is likewise a penetrating oil. If I have stubborn carbon in the corners that WipeOut is not getting, I do some wet patches with it, with a wait in...
  25. I tried a low bid on a scope from another seller...

    I tried a low bid on a scope from another seller and it went through. No message and no problem. I let someone else have that one. I did a "buy-it-now" on another scope. This time I got the message...
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