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by ammolab
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: 100 Dollar Norweagian Krag Carbine "sporter"
Replies: 6
Views: 1409
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Re: 100 Dollar Norweagian Krag Carbine "sporter"

My first centerfire rifle was a 30-40 Krag sporter. Got it on my 12th birthday back in 1958.

I suspect some Scandinavian lad had a similar experience with Rob’s carbine decades ago.
by ammolab
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??
Replies: 26
Views: 4300
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Re: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??

Have to be a grand or more. Classic just “found” a bunch of good condition #4 rifles....$599 plus shipping.
by ammolab
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2412
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Re: 123 Nosler CC in M96 problem

slowbob2 wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:05 am
The problem is a tight bore , not groove . A 96 Swede with a very tight bore , some are as small as .253 , with tear the jacket on a thin jacketed .264 bullet . Going to a .263 dia bullet or a thicker jacket should cure the problem .
“.253” bore in a 6.5mm barrel? Is that a typo?
by ammolab
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: You won't believe this is for sale?
Replies: 7
Views: 1309
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Re: You won't believe this is for sale?

They had their own head stamp.. that says something... it would have been very easy to just toss a batch of PPU in a box and sell it as Mitchells. They did go the extra step.. And in the long road of Gun Collecting Mitchell's Mausers will take its place behind such names as Bannerman, Interarms, Ce...
by ammolab
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: You won't believe this is for sale?
Replies: 7
Views: 1309
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Re: You won't believe this is for sale?

Has to be Prvi Partizan Serbian mfg and their “Germany” story still can’t justify the price.
by ammolab
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Questions about my dad's .30-40 Krag
Replies: 4
Views: 1697
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Re: Questions about my dad's .30-40 Krag

Surplus Krags were like $3 back in the 1920s. Many were made into quality sporting rifles. My first centerfire rifle was a nice Krag sporter my Grandfather bought me on my 12th birthday in 1958. $39.95 and still a fine shooter.
by ammolab
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Ssg-82
Replies: 4
Views: 1341
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Re: Ssg-82

Got a few from Century when imported. Sold all but one which lasted 4 shots and the extractor broke...Century refunded my money and I sent it back.

My verdict: Cute Cold War collectible...no part support so not a shooter.
by ammolab
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 7.55 swiss 175smk?
Replies: 9
Views: 1858
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Re: 7.55 swiss 175smk?

How find bullet “contact” distance, Take a fired un sized case from your rifle that allows your selected bullet to be a slip fit. A case that will chamber. Put a ‘ring’ of jell super glue in the neck of that case. Drop your bullet (works best with boat tails) into the chamber (rifle muzzle down)...i...
by ammolab
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Need to identify some 8x57 ammo
Replies: 11
Views: 1646
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Re: Need to identify some 8x56 ammo

Sounds like Turkish 8x57 Mauser ammo (7.92x57JS). It has a type S bullet (154gr) and is Berdan/Corrosive.

Best in bolt guns as it may over gas semi auto rifles.
by ammolab
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 7.55 swiss 175smk?
Replies: 9
Views: 1858
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Re: 7.55 swiss 175smk?

You don’t want to jam the bullet into the throat. Most bullets will have to be seated quite deeply in the 7.5x55. Back 20 thousands off contact.

Note sleek Very low drag bullets may seat to mag length without contact...that is what I found with Nosler 175 RDF bullets.
by ammolab
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?
Replies: 17
Views: 6605
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Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?

The Spanish government when they covered the rifles over to 7.62x51 also loaded ammo for these rifles. IT IS NOT loaded to NATO spec but very close to the original pressures of the 7x57 ammo these rifles were made for originally. This ammo was called 7.62 Cetme and loaded to about the 40,000 psi ra...
by ammolab
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: FN 1950? 7.62x51mm Carbine find
Replies: 9
Views: 1880
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Re: FN 1950? 7.62x51mm Carbine find

Looks really nice...and suitable for the “carbine match” this month no doubt!
by ammolab
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: 7.62MM Garand
Replies: 9
Views: 3673
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Re: 7.62MM Garand

I shot out my first DCM M1 in the 1980s. Found a guy at the Tulsa gun show with new old stock Springfield Armory GI issue 7.62 NATO barrels. Still on that gun and still a smooth sweet shooter!
by ammolab
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: My ammo for the 380 looks the same as the 9x18 !
Replies: 7
Views: 1391
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Re: My ammo for the 380 looks the same as the 9x18 !

Nevada Hudson wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:10 pm
Took out some ammo for my 380 and for the Makarov 9x18 and side by side it looks exactly the same. Thought the Makarov round had much more power. :think:
You can see “power” by just looking at a cartridge?

What am I thinking right now???
by ammolab
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 8x52R Siamese with surplus powder & heavy bullet
Replies: 4
Views: 1417
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Re: 8x52R Siamese with surplus powder & heavy bullet

None of our knockdown Steel targets will resist Rob’s 208gr bullet. I saw his first hit ring that steel hard and cover the whole thing with grey lead dust.

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