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Forum: West Virginia June 27th, 2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,036
Posted By Biggfoot44
Actually , the left one is just a skosh longer...

Actually , the left one is just a skosh longer than the right , so I always try on shoes left foot first .
Forum: Gunsmithing June 25th, 2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,521
Posted By Biggfoot44
If it actually is a 98 , And is original bbl, And...

If it actually is a 98 , And is original bbl, And bolt face is original size, And bore size is 8mm :

It is most likely 8x57 aka 8mm Mauser.

Distant second , 8mm- 06
Forum: Handguns June 25th, 2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,039
Posted By Biggfoot44
A full power .357 mag doesn't need a trick bullet...

A full power .357 mag doesn't need a trick bullet .
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 24th, 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,348
Posted By Biggfoot44
Yes, there are a number of Maryland Only...

Yes, there are a number of Maryland Only disqualifiers . We had a recent thread here from someone who registered his handguns upon moving in get cought up by this .

Flashback 2013 - MSP LD...
Forum: Handguns June 22nd, 2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,685
Posted By Biggfoot44
Indeed , whenever Mrs Biggfoot said " I like That...

Indeed , whenever Mrs Biggfoot said " I like That One ", I never disagreed .
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) June 22nd, 2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Biggfoot44
All firearms from '68 on were required to have...

All firearms from '68 on were required to have s/n . All firearms pre 1970 are C&R .

Ergo , any factory built firearm that did not have s/n is inherently C&R .

Yes , lots of people when...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 22nd, 2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,740
Posted By Biggfoot44
Sandy at the time was an officer of the MLFDA ,...

Sandy at the time was an officer of the MLFDA , so there also may have been an element of payback , for their Gun Rights activities .
Forum: Reloading June 22nd, 2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 658
Posted By Biggfoot44
Perhaps the tolerance stack of the extra .0005...

Perhaps the tolerance stack of the extra .0005 dia from the bullet coating , and Colt throat dia @ minimum . ( Old school Colts had bore dia of .356 vs .357 for S&W . )
Forum: Reloading June 21st, 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 658
Posted By Biggfoot44
On your particular SWC's , when seated properly...

On your particular SWC's , when seated properly in the crimping grove, is the shoulder of the bullet extended beyond the case ? ( This would Not be an inherently bad thing . In fact it is a positive...
Forum: Reloading June 20th, 2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 658
Posted By Biggfoot44
The critical factor is the relation between the...

The critical factor is the relation between the case mouth and the crimp groove .
Forum: Handguns June 20th, 2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,685
Posted By Biggfoot44
That's what nice M10 go for these days . The M36...

That's what nice M10 go for these days . The M36 was high , unless there was smothing particularly rare subvariant .
Forum: Reloading June 20th, 2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,902
Posted By Biggfoot44
Well , for those ctgs ( all revolvers , plus sn...

Well , for those ctgs ( all revolvers , plus sn "honorary revolver" ) your Classic Three are very versatile . Heck , you still have untapped possibilities with them .

And the obvious possible...
Forum: Handguns June 19th, 2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,145
Posted By Biggfoot44
The real reason for the P229 was to be capable of...

The real reason for the P229 was to be capable of handling .40 ( and .357Sig ) , at which point making an otherwise identical stamped slide for 9mm was redundant .

My favorite 9mm pistol is my...
Forum: Reloading June 19th, 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By Biggfoot44
How hard do you Want your slugs to be ? What...

How hard do you Want your slugs to be ? What gives best accuracy with your prefered load in your gun ? Despite being an MDS punchline , 3% antimony might or might not be useful to you .

But...
Forum: Outdoor Sports June 19th, 2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,615
Posted By Biggfoot44
Needless to say , the question of what gets the...

Needless to say , the question of what gets the job done for deer, and what is Maryland legal ( under existing regs ) are two different discussions . Regular .45acp has been used since forever in...
Forum: Reloading June 19th, 2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,902
Posted By Biggfoot44
Universal is very close to Unique , frequently...

Universal is very close to Unique , frequently using the same charges . It's not quite an " Official " direct substitution , but it's very close . As noted , Universal is ball powder, meters well ,...
Forum: Outdoor Sports June 18th, 2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,615
Posted By Biggfoot44
If Md regs will allow, I dunno . Is it...

If Md regs will allow, I dunno .

Is it fatal to Bambi ? Yes . Is it legal for handgun hunting in Va and WV ? Yes. ( 4in bbl, 350 ftlb )
Forum: Gunsmithing June 18th, 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 665
Posted By Biggfoot44
You already knew the answer from the start , out...

You already knew the answer from the start , out of time . It's a common Colt D and I frame thing .

OR , just make sure to cycle the gun smartly , so that inertia carrys the cylinder into place .
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 18th, 2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,740
Posted By Biggfoot44
The previous replies seem confusing , is because...

The previous replies seem confusing , is because the Answer is inherently confusing and ambiguous .
Forum: Reloading June 18th, 2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,902
Posted By Biggfoot44
Every Shotgun powder is usable in at least some...

Every Shotgun powder is usable in at least some revolvers .

Most Shotgun powders other than the very slowest wil have semiauto pistol applications , but is not as absolute due to burning speed /...
Forum: The Depot June 18th, 2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Biggfoot44
The .45/ .410 version is , the 28ga version is...

The .45/ .410 version is , the 28ga version is not ( evil revolving shotgun) .
Forum: Gunsmithing June 17th, 2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Biggfoot44
Yes , a bulge in the bbl is likely , but not...

Yes , a bulge in the bbl is likely , but not garrantied .
Forum: Gunsmithing June 14th, 2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Biggfoot44
As of today until the first day of the General...

As of today until the first day of the General Assembly Session , temporary * Gratuitous * loaning is still a thing .

BUT the repair/ modification/ improvement / etc of firearms , especially for...
Forum: Handguns June 14th, 2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,249
Posted By Biggfoot44
If HE likes revolvers , then no reason to not gp...

If HE likes revolvers , then no reason to not gp rev9 .

The "small hand " thing mentioned above would be in the context of small frames . And medium , medium-large , or large frame revolver is...
Forum: Handguns June 13th, 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,039
Posted By Biggfoot44
In absolute performance , a full power 125jhp is...

In absolute performance , a full power 125jhp is still the bomb . Why consider anything else ? Because the muzzle blast and recoil are significant . They were considered significant back when "small...
Forum: Outdoor Sports June 13th, 2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,615
Posted By Biggfoot44
So , are straight wall rifles and pistols still...

So , are straight wall rifles and pistols still required to meet the respective ft lb requirements , or are they totally their own catagory , without a ft lb requirement ?
Forum: Reloading June 13th, 2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By Biggfoot44
They're not randomly jumping throughout the +/-...

They're not randomly jumping throughout the +/- tolerence , a consistent load will still show as consistent . It just might be consistent at 2985 ot 3015 instead of exactly 3000 .
Forum: Capital Region June 13th, 2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Biggfoot44
Yes , you can ship direct to mfg ( or any FFL) ....

Yes , you can ship direct to mfg ( or any FFL) . The mfg ( or any providers of repair, modification, or customization w/ FFL) may return * The Same Firearm * directly to you . The catch comes when...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 13th, 2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By Biggfoot44
4-203 does mention " Bon ified Collectors " ....

4-203 does mention " Bon ified Collectors " . This is not defined in statute or case law . It is NOT synonymous with Designated Collector Letter .
Forum: Reloading June 13th, 2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By Biggfoot44
No , the basic ones are Easier to use . the...

No , the basic ones are Easier to use . the expensive ones with more gadgets are trickier .

I know , I usually use the line above about only two out of three ( if you're lucky ). But...
Forum: Central Maryland June 12th, 2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Biggfoot44
IF the " 8th Day" would otherwise fall on a...

IF the " 8th Day" would otherwise fall on a Sunday or Holiday , no can do , has to wait for following non- holiday weekday to pickup . ( Y'all are chuckling , but I regularly visit my Go To LGS most...
Forum: Reloading June 12th, 2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By Biggfoot44
I'll disagree . Under $100 , and $100-ish...

I'll disagree . Under $100 , and $100-ish Chronographs will be accurate and easy to use . Under $100 can get +/- 1% to +/- 0.5% accuracy .

Under $100 will get individual velocity , number of...
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security June 12th, 2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By Biggfoot44
I am a well known Luddite , whose fixed and...

I am a well known Luddite , whose fixed and finite small smidgen of computer knowledge will be soon considered illiterate , and in a couple years I'll be no longer able to participate on the internet...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 12th, 2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By Biggfoot44
" Driving in Maryland " is insufficiently...

" Driving in Maryland " is insufficiently specific . Are we speaking Handguns or ( Not Handgun , under Maryland law ) ?

Handguns ( under Maryland definition ) require specific destinations (...
Forum: Jobs Board June 12th, 2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By Biggfoot44
We're about to test out a new to us place , I'll...

We're about to test out a new to us place , I'll eventually get back to you . My previous go to guy relocated waaay out in the sticks below la Plata .

Marlboro Mower in Croom- ish does good...
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