Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by ammolab
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Carbine Family Photo
Replies: 6
Views: 222
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Re: Carbine Family Photo

Rapidrob wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:10 pm
I have a like new Polish and it is about as accurate as throwing a cinder-block. just my luck.
I have two Type 53's and not only do they shoot very well, both have "Krag" smooth actions.
Same for me. T53 a great shooter, slick action AND a nice trigger!
by ammolab
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 1454
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Re: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts

steamer wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:48 pm
Congrats ammolab on taking first place - what rifle were you using?
Iron sights: Brazilian 1908 Mauser cal 7x57 mm 1970 FN 140gr FMJBT surplus

Scope rifle: UK L42A1 Lee Enfield cal 7.62 NATO hand load USGI M118 173gr FMJBT bullet over 41.1gr IMR 4064 in LC match case Fed
210M primer
by ammolab
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 1454
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Re: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts

Rapidrob wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:35 pm
ammolab won the match today with 15/20 hits open sights and 15/20 hits using a scoped .sniper rifle! Well done Sir!
Thanks Rob. It was a fine morning for long range shooting. Can't beat NM blue sky days!!
by ammolab
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 1454
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Re: NM MILSURPS 800 yard match thoughts

Looks like great weather for the 800 yard match tomorrow.

I'll be there with the 1908 Mauser 7x57.
by ammolab
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: AK Style
Topic: AK-74 800 yard target damage
Replies: 14
Views: 1702
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Re: AK-74 800 yard target damage

It's also possible that the damage from the Russian ammo is because of the steel jackets on the bullets as well as the penetrator. The 5.56 only has the core and a copper jacket. A lot of the Milsurp ammo shot on Robs 800 yard target (also used at 500 yards) has a steel jacket. Russian 5.56x45, 6.5...
by ammolab
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: M39 Feed issues
Replies: 5
Views: 735
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Re: M39 Feed issues

You might remove the action from the stock and be sure the interrupter is not loose. I think a loose screw once gave me issues as you describe.
by ammolab
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: AK Style
Topic: AK-74 800 yard target damage
Replies: 14
Views: 1702
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Re: AK-74 800 yard target damage

Was he shooting Bulgarian surplus? The 1990ish Bulgarian 5.45x39 has a core MUCH harder than Soviet 7n6. A guy on the AK files tested the Factory 10 cores for me and they are almost as hard as 30-06 M2 cores on the Rockwell scale. I always shoot commercial lead core 5.45x 39 (Monarch or Golden Tiger...
by ammolab
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 2018 - Mosin Nagant Prices
Replies: 29
Views: 3384
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Re: 2018 - Mosin Nagant Prices

A 1970 spam can at $29, adjusted for the change in the CPI would cost $159.50 today. Present 7.62X54R ammo cost is almost exactly the same price it was nearly 50 years ago. Back in 1970, I would have worked over 20 hrs to buy one can of ammo (working on a fishing boat, busting my butt). Today I can...
by ammolab
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 7mm mauser for rolling block
Replies: 13
Views: 3019
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Re: 7mm mauser for rolling block

how roomy are the throats on these guys? Mine headspaces perfectly fine but i can set the bullets out very far in the case and it still seats and the block shuts with no binding on the hammer. Were these built with open chamber throats like that or is that just normal throat wear over the last hund...
by ammolab
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: "Mexican Match" .45 ACP?
Replies: 11
Views: 1255
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Re: "Mexican Match" .45 ACP?

What is a "RN/FP bullet"? Round nose flat point? Not possible. You mean FMJ/FP? Full metal jacket flat point?

Might search for Truncated cone .452" bullet.

Try this bullet. It is NOT designed to expand.

https://www.hornady.com/bullets/handgun ... gr-hap-500#!/
by ammolab
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Failure to fires with Rasheed rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 2498
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Re: Failure to fires with Rasheed rifle

CGSteve wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:28 pm
I can't positively say that's the issue but I'd give it a shot. Any connections still on parts? Thanks.
There are guys selling Hakim parts on eBay. The Rashid hammer spring is different but send those sellers a message..they may have your part.
by ammolab
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Failure to fires with Rasheed rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 2498
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Re: Failure to fires with Rasheed rifle

I have seen several Hakim's and Rashids in need of a new hammer spring (same part?) for reliable ignition.

I received a lot of Century's spare parts and hammer springs sold out first.
by ammolab
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Brazilian 1908 non matching Long rifle.
Replies: 32
Views: 2911
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Re: Brazilian 1908 non matching Long rifle.

One of my best shooting Milsurps is a Brazilian 1908. The bore is not "mint" by any definition, but it shoot FN 1970 surplus ball so well that it always goes with me to NM Milsurps 800yard match. Great rifles!
by ammolab
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Building a M-114 (or the M-13)
Replies: 7
Views: 846
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Re: Building a M-114 (or the M-13)

Looks pretty darn good!
by ammolab
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Attempting to clone GP11 in my K31
Replies: 18
Views: 3226
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Re: Attempting to clone GP11 in my K31

Understand that all the milsurp rounds and rifles developed around 1900 have maximum operating pressures (45-50,000psi) that are WAY below what you have when you see "pressure signs" (60,000+ psi).

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