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 SWIHARTMARK
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets
Replies: 20
Views: 5728
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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

I will have to try some unsized bullets. I might have to try red dot as well.

Best regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: my first table at gun show
Replies: 6
Views: 431
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Re: my first table at gun show

You could posts this in the "For Sale" section of the forum. I cannot read all the descriptions on the butt stocks, especially the top one in the first picture and the bottom two in the second picture. You could detail this in your post. I do not believe the forum charges a dime for anything sold in...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: USAF Museum Virtual Tour
Replies: 9
Views: 596
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Re: USAF Museum Virtual Tour

The radial engines eat a lot of gas for sure. I remember some old hands from Northwest Airlines who worked on the old "Constellation" four engined prop airlines telling me how much more maintenance they were than a jet. I do know each and every bolt on the engine has to be wired down less it vibrate...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: USAF Museum Virtual Tour
Replies: 9
Views: 596
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Re: USAF Museum Virtual Tour

Did FiFi charge you to look inside? I was lucky enough to look inside a few B-25's when they were here for free. I think there is a B-17 or B-25 30 minutes north of here that charges $300 for a short ride. I wonder if you get a group discount on that? The Waco museum is a bit north of here and I hav...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: USAF Museum Virtual Tour
Replies: 9
Views: 596
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Re: USAF Museum Virtual Tour

Movie, you don't need no stinking movie. Or is that badges? Once I got used to the interface, the tour become very impressive. From one vantage point you can do a very real 360 scan. It is all there like I have seen in person. Of course, you don't get to walk inside the B-29 fuselage and bump your h...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Sinking of the Coventry
Replies: 13
Views: 655
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Re: Sinking of the Coventry

Those bombers were used to drop supplies during the Rhine landings in 1945 at low level and they got shot up pretty bad so you were pretty much on the money as in knowing what they were designed to do and not to do. The carpet bombing done in Normandy was done far higher and they hit our own troops ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: USAF Museum Virtual Tour
Replies: 9
Views: 596
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USAF Museum Virtual Tour

I found this while looking up the museum's website. I'm usually skeptical of these virtual tours, but I was impressed by this one since i know the museum like the back of my hand since I grew up here and make a few visits every year it seems. While the full scale space shuttle exhibit and the Memphi...
by SWIHARTMARK
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Sinking of the Coventry
Replies: 13
Views: 655
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Re: Sinking of the Coventry

A high school friend's father was aboard that destroyer. None the less, I stand by my words. Most sea actions off Guadalcanal resulted in mostly destroyer loses. Cruisers and battleships generally take far more damage. Japanese kamikaze attacks failed to sink even one light CVL carrier. The only one...
by SWIHARTMARK
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Sinking of the Coventry
Replies: 13
Views: 655
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Re: Sinking of the Coventry

Destroyers and frigates generally don't take many big hits, even WWII makes. The Sheffield caught on fire and sank, at least its aluminum did. USA ships have more steel in them I hear, so I hope they don't have that vulnerability. I've run a computerize blow torch and believe me, metal does burn if ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Enfield No.2 Mk1*
Replies: 11
Views: 2299
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Re: Enfield No.2 Mk1*

You did the right thing in going to the gunsmith for a proper repair, especially since it sounded like it was concerning safety. I'm a machinist by trade and I have realized that some things are best left to a gunsmith and not a machinist as they are more involved than they seem. I wish mine had the...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: BAR opinions
Replies: 26
Views: 1293
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Re: BAR opinions

Yeah, Lee Ermey was fun to watch. I've seen the Garand better other bolt actions on other shows as well, so there is something to it. The US Army didn't stick to the 1903 Springfield for a reason. Now if only Mythbusters would do a show on it. They were the first to verify that a bullet shot at the ...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Enfield No.2 Mk1*
Replies: 11
Views: 2299
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Re: Enfield No.2 Mk1*

NOE Moulds makes the 200 grain bullet mould for this 38S&W pistol. They do have sales from time to time. Those things have a character all unto their own. The wood grips aren't that bad though, unless you knew before hand they all had bakelite. How much are those wood grips anyways? Best Regards, Ma...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: BAR opinions
Replies: 26
Views: 1293
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Re: BAR opinions

The BAR is just a BAR. A fairly heavy gun in today's world with only 20 rounds that can fire full auto for a very short amount of time. Making it not quite a machine gun and not quite just a semi-auto rifle. Its 30-06 round had a great deal of stopping power, even at long range so it came in handy q...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Battle of Midway movie
Replies: 19
Views: 1332
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Re: Battle of Midway movie

HMS Victorious sailed with USS Saratoga in the Pacific in early 1943 until the summer. Australia lost a heavy cruiser off Guadalcanal during the first of many night actions there. IJN sank one British carrier in early 42 in the Indian Ocean. Most of the British fleet was protecting Atlantic sea lane...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Battle of Midway movie
Replies: 19
Views: 1332
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Re: Battle of Midway movie

I do believe a British carrier served with the USN in the Pacific and they responded to our request. What history did you read? I can look up the carrier if you wish, I remember seeing pictures of it and first hand accounts of USN personal on board. They raved about the ice cream or the alcohol, or ...

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