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 jardows
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: OWS "sporter" M48
Replies: 3
Views: 3054
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OWS "sporter" M48

Anyone buy one of the "sporter" M48's from Old Western Scrounger? I was thinking about picking one up, but wanted to see if anyone had bought one and could give some impressions. They say "dark bore" but that could mean a lot of different things! https://www.ows-ammo.com/original-yugoslavian-m48-mau...
by jardows
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: K98 Project
Replies: 3
Views: 2002
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Re: K98 Project

I have had good luck with the Lothar-Walther barrels. I have purchased two, and they shoot very accurately, and what was more surprising, is that they were already set for headspace (close on go-gauge, do not close on no-go gauge) when first torqued.
by jardows
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Trigger time! (aka I'm still here!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1208
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Re: Trigger time! (aka I'm still here!)

Got to test tonight, just replacing the spring did the trick. Thankfully! It looks likely that we will have a baby born this week, so it may be a while before I get to a range test, but at least there is progress! Now to troubleshoot the .22.
by jardows
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: The State of Our Hobby
Replies: 8
Views: 2055
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Re: The State of Our Hobby

Just really need to get out and meet people, invite them in, etc. The university where I am currently working and enrolled in a Master's course has their own gun range. I went shooting there this weekend, and it was mostly younger, college kids. Plenty of people took interest in my 98k, and one of t...
by jardows
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Trigger time! (aka I'm still here!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1208
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Re: Trigger time! (aka I'm still here!)

Rob, it's a brand new commercial action I bought from Sarco - no cosmoline and a brand new spring. It is actually longer than the military springs I have laying around, but looks like it is thinner gauge wire, and feels softer. I hope to test a little bit this evening, but from my wife's dr. appoint...
by jardows
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Trigger time! (aka I'm still here!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1208
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Trigger time! (aka I'm still here!)

Hey there! I'm still around, but haven't had time (or money) to do much with the old rifles to be worth posting anything. I was finally able to take some time this weekend and go target shooting. With everything else going on, I didn't spend a whole lot of time, but it was wonderfully therapeutic! I...
by jardows
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Ethiopian 8x57
Replies: 9
Views: 2398
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Re: Ethiopian 8x57

Sounds like it's worth buying a few small boxes - I've seen 15rnd boxes on sale for about $5 a box - just to have and try. Still have a lot of late 70's yugo and some M75 I picked up for less than $2 a box a few years ago
by jardows
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Ethiopian 8x57
Replies: 9
Views: 2398
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Ethiopian 8x57

Started seeing this pop up in a few places. Anyone get some of this to try?
by jardows
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22
Replies: 12
Views: 2500
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Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Definitely priced too high, but certainly interesting.
by jardows
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Anyone tried Aguila ammo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2936
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Re: Anyone tried Aguila ammo?

I've used some of their pistol ammo, and it has been reliable. I'm not accurate enough with pistols to determine anything more than that.
by jardows
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Oil Blackening?
Replies: 20
Views: 4652
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Re: Oil Blackening?

Found some good info in this thread: https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general-archive/oil-blackening-rust-protection-84713/ it would appear your mainly going to see a difference in finish color. I would probably try experimenting with some small parts to see what's best. My truck is overdue for...
by jardows
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: So is anyone going to the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Gun Show
Replies: 3
Views: 1085
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Re: So is anyone going to the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Gun Show

I went there several years ago. It was amazing. I haven't lived anywhere close enough to go for the last 9 years, unfortunately. I wish, I heard it is THE GUN SHOW. I only have an 03FFL. Is it not just for FFL’s? I could because of work but I would love to see it at least. If you go, keep us posted ...
by jardows
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: name as many as you can: go!
Replies: 7
Views: 2993
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Re: name as many as you can: go!

The sporting rifle is a .22, Winchester Auto IIRC. Trying to go by memory, so I may be wrong.

Edit, so I looked it up, I'm right, but I won't say the model, since that would be cheating! I remember a company doing some clones recently, though.
by jardows
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Czech Rifles
Topic: VZ-52 SHE
Replies: 25
Views: 24629
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Re: VZ-52 SHE

I've used Hornady .312 150gr bullets to good success in mine.
by jardows
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: FN49 Egyptian sniper rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 8932
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Re: FN49 Egyptian sniper rifle

I have one with the dovetail cut, but I don't have a mount. The rifle is one of my most accurate with iron sights. I can only imagine how good it could be with a scope. And that is with the original, drug through the desert stock!

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