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  1. Thread: pumpkin pie

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    Never a big pumpkin pie fan, but she made it, so...

    Never a big pumpkin pie fan, but she made it, so we're gonna eat it.

    Needed to have something to make it go down easy, so this afternoon I went down to the general store for some vanilla ice...
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    I clean to bare metal practically every time in...

    I clean to bare metal practically every time in all my rifles except a few hunting rifles with alligator skin in the throat. I just do it because it's easy with Wipeout, and because I'm anal. Never...
  3. Thread: 8x57 J vs JS

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    I know that. That was the point of considering...

    I know that.

    That was the point of considering an 8x57 J in the first place.
  4. Well, being as it's one of the first post-64...

    Well, being as it's one of the first post-64 Model 70's, it's probably ugly as homemade sin, with pressed checkering on a club-like stock and a dull parkerized-looking finish on the receiver.

    No...
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    Also, see the article by Lee Euber in the post by...

    Also, see the article by Lee Euber in the post by abintx here: http://benchrest.com/archive/index.php/t-50979.html

    Might be helpful getting in the ballpark.
  6. Thread: 8x57 J vs JS

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    I also have just such a 94 .32 Special. Mine was...

    I also have just such a 94 .32 Special. Mine was made in 1946, I think. It wears a pristine cut-rifled barrel and a receiver sight.

    I agree about the advantage of a scope for older eyes, but for...
  7. Thread: 8x57 J vs JS

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    I think both the J and JS are fine, versatile...

    I think both the J and JS are fine, versatile cartridges.

    Truth be told, I may never need to take a shot longer than 100 yards on deer ever again, judging from where I hunt. I would be just fine...
  8. Thread: 8x57 J vs JS

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    Well, I may be going in a different direction...

    Well, I may be going in a different direction here. I looked at one of the rifles in question that is up for auction. The scope reticle is canted to the right and seems odd to me when brought to the...
  9. Thread: 8x57 J vs JS

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    8x57 J vs JS

    I'm considering several rifles marked 8x57 J. I am aware that this is the earlier version of the 8mm Mauser with the .318 bore. The JS is the "modern" version with the .323 bore. I can find no...
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    "Rimfire benchrest" might not be the best...

    "Rimfire benchrest" might not be the best category for this question. I would look for a different site that specializes in old Winchester lever guns, or at least put the question in the...
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    The top stock is indeed for a 40X .22 rifle. They...

    The top stock is indeed for a 40X .22 rifle. They can be bought all day long on ebay for $100 or less.

    The other two look like early HS Precision stocks for the same rifle.

    If I were selling...
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    That was a very nice thing for you and your wife...

    That was a very nice thing for you and your wife to do. So many sacrificed their lives and their families sacrificed as well. I can't imagine growing up without my Dad since age 6.
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    Wally-world mattress pad foam with the dimples...

    Wally-world mattress pad foam with the dimples has always worked fine for me, even when in the case for several days. I always put in plenty of moisture-absorbing packets with the guns.
  14. And don't forget to ask for your senior discount....

    And don't forget to ask for your senior discount. In NH, if you're 68 or over when you buy your license, it's only seven dollars for combination hunting and fishing. Muzzle-loader and archery are...
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    Would have liked to become a master machinist,...

    Would have liked to become a master machinist, but that era had mostly passed when I got into it. Unions did not want you to learn more than one machine, because that meant less total people in the...
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    When I lived in Springfield right after college,...

    When I lived in Springfield right after college, I attended several friends wedding receptions there. Very fancy. I also had a tennis membership on their clay courts for a few years.

    Did you ever...
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    The Springfield (VT) library has some of Porter's...

    The Springfield (VT) library has some of Porter's drawings, and some interesting pictures of the Mt. Palomar telescope that he worked on. He was also an arctic explorer.

    Springfield was one of the...
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    The 4X Redfield on the M-S is a TV view and is...

    The 4X Redfield on the M-S is a TV view and is near mint. I have another minty 2-7X TV view on an M98 30-06 witih a 20 inch barrel. It was built by Creighton Audette of Springfield, VT from a...
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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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. Thread: Bullet weld?

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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.
  24. 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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