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by ammolab
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Albanian SKS Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 123
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Re: Albanian SKS Identification

How about “How to ID Albanian SKS” as a thread title

“Identification” is a bit lazy for you and time wasting for those who have no knowledge to help you out
by ammolab
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Help Identifying Carcano
Replies: 2
Views: 131
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Re: Help Identifying Carcano

Will a .30 caliber bullet fit into the muzzle? Yes? Then it is an 7.92 bore. No? then it’s a 6.5 or 7.35 bore.
by ammolab
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: reloading data
Replies: 15
Views: 584
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Re: reloading data

I found an article that states the American loads max out at 37,000 CUP, while the European approaches 50,000. Based on Winchester and Federal's pages, both of them shot a 170 gr at 2360 ft/sec. Nosler has a 180 gr going 2600 ft/sec and S&B has a 196 gr going at 2592. So IMR/Hodgden website shows t...
by ammolab
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS January Handgun shoot
Replies: 4
Views: 298
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Re: NM MILSURPS January Handgun shoot

What is that 70 yard target?.. A metal Ram or that small silhouette target?
by ammolab
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: reloading data
Replies: 15
Views: 584
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Re: reloading data

KySwiss wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Thanks ammolab. Hodgdon website is the same as the IMR I mentioned. Which is apparently a watered down load.
What velocity for your 170gr bullet would this “European 8mm” reach?

Look at the Norma or Vihtavuori loading data if you think European loads are not so watery.
by ammolab
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: reloading data
Replies: 15
Views: 584
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Re: reloading data

The Hodgodon site has loads for IMR, Win, and Hodgodon powders that push 200gr bullets past 2500 FPS. That is SS ball velocity.

Your 170gr bullet listed over 2800 FPS.

Search here: http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle

Or better yet buy several reloading manuals.
by ammolab
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS January Handgun shoot
Replies: 3
Views: 160
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Re: NM MILSURPS January Handgun shoot

Pistols? YES!

75 yards you say? YES! You know I will be there!!
by ammolab
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: what is best
Replies: 5
Views: 542
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Re: what is best

Define “best”? Best fit and finish? Best Accuracy? Best value for the money? Best investment for the future?
by ammolab
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 795
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Re: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences

Thank you very much for these very informative replies. One last question. Is this stuff considered corrosive? I have been treating it like it is, making sure to deep clean my rifle after every range trip. Your silver tip is LPS (148gr steel core ball) made by Soviet factory 188 in 1974. LPS was st...
by ammolab
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 795
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Re: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences

Your silver tip is LPS (148gr steel core ball) made by Soviet factory 188 in 1974. LPS was still silver tip painted in 1974 The plain tip ammo is also LPS ball made by Russian (post Soviet era) factory 60 in 1989. This is well after the tips of the bullets were no longer painted Silver. You are not ...
by ammolab
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 795
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Re: 7.62x54R Ammunition Differences

What are the headstamp dates? Older LPS ball (steel core 148gr ball) had the silver paint...more recent production was unpainted as they no longer made and issued heavy ball. So painting the LPS tips was un needed. Different factories, different lots, different nations production of the same cartrid...
by ammolab
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Strange headstamp on .30-06
Replies: 4
Views: 903
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Re: Strange headstamp on .30-06

That identical 30-06, same paint seal, same crimp and same “.30 / 60s” date is a common Dutch round. Yours made with the NWM milled off of the headstamp bunter. I bought a case or two of this from Century’s warehouse during a visit back in the 1990s. Noncorrosive, Berdan and good shooting 30-06. It ...
by ammolab
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?
Replies: 7
Views: 558
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Re: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?

No the ammo was not the same . Different bullet ,different velocities . It is not a secret , it is documented and you can look at real ammo . Yes, not the same...heavier ball bullet in the semi-rim MG ammo. But not loaded to “hot MG” pressure levels. “MG Ammo” that IS NOT suitable for a rifle so ch...
by ammolab
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?
Replies: 7
Views: 558
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Re: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?

The semi rim just isn’t practical for rifle shooting. It is the rim not the “load”...pressures are not excessive in Japanese MG ammo. The Type 92 will function with the rimless rifle 7.7x58 ammunition and some of the Chinese import ammo did have rimless 7.7 on the MG feed strips. I had MANY cases of...
by ammolab
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Help to ID a Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 506
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Re: Help to ID a Magazine

Czech VZ 52 rifle 7.62x45mm

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