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Forum: Rifles August 1st, 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By j8064
Sounds like you have been "bitten by the bug"....

Sounds like you have been "bitten by the bug". GFY! :cool:

There are a some Hooligans on this forum who are "pretty familiar" with all the processes you just mentioned. They've been known to be...
Forum: Rifles August 1st, 2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By j8064
Yes sir, that is a beautiful rifle. Nice...

Yes sir, that is a beautiful rifle. Nice shooting. :thumbsup:

Clearly your loads were with smokeless powder. You might consider building some rounds using black powder and try their performance....
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) July 15th, 2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,570
Posted By j8064
Times, people and prices have definitely gotten...

Times, people and prices have definitely gotten crazy. :crazy: Back in 2013 I wasn't looking for a MAS 36 but stumbled on the GB auction. The rifle was different, C&R, never been issued and nobody...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) July 12th, 2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,570
Posted By j8064
Those are definitely some great rifles OP &...

Those are definitely some great rifles OP & Combloc. All I can add is this very pretty MAS 36 came from a GB auction back in 2013. They were reasonably priced then - not anymore. I easily found some...
Forum: Wanted to Buy July 11th, 2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By j8064
Grafs and others I checked are OOS. Fact is...

Grafs and others I checked are OOS. Fact is loading your own ammo is about the only way to shoot 7.7x58J economically. Then you'll have a consistent source of ammo which should be more accurate than...
Forum: Giveaways June 28th, 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By j8064
A Big Thank You To lawrencewendall!

I wanted to personally thank him on the forum for his generosity. It took a little longer than I'd hoped for my SIL to bring the 6.5 reloading karma out to the mountains. But it's here now and in...
Forum: Southern Maryland June 18th, 2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,784
Posted By j8064
Hello GunnyK. Welcome aboard. Please...

Hello GunnyK.

Welcome aboard. Please introduce yourself in in the new members section.

Itís OK to resurrect old threads. The members here value input. In the future please consider posting in...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) June 10th, 2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,401
Posted By j8064
Soon to come M1 Carbines at Midway

IMHO the carbines Midway got were a mixed bag. Value in today's times? It's a seller's market. "If" the CMP had gotten their hands on the rifles? They wouldn't be cheap, but they'd be trustworthy,...
Forum: Giveaways May 19th, 2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By j8064
Absolutely! A couple of Hooligans can definitely...

Absolutely! A couple of Hooligans can definitely put the stuff to use immediately. Thanks for letting me "cut in line", Doco Overboard. That certainly wasn't my intention which is why I copied you on...
Forum: Giveaways May 18th, 2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By j8064
Both I and my Hooligan friend CombatAK have...

Both I and my Hooligan friend CombatAK have Arisakas chambered in 6.5. We'll definitely pay to get the stuff out here. Hopefully we're in line behind Doco Overboard.

:thumbsup:...
Forum: Admin News and Announcements May 14th, 2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 23,850
Posted By j8064
OMG! How sad to hear! I met Don at one of...

OMG! How sad to hear!

I met Don at one of the Delmarva shoots years ago. What a terrific guy. He's the primary reason this website exists today.

You'll be missed, Don. RIP!

:sad20:
Forum: Reloading April 28th, 2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By j8064
OP, As said they are not the same nor...

OP,

As said they are not the same nor interchangeable. One is a rimmed case, the other is not. And there are other differences.

Google can be your friend:
...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 16th, 2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,385
Posted By j8064
Old Thread Revival. I was asked to post the...

Old Thread Revival.

I was asked to post the complete White Labs test data on the SAMCO M1916 Spanish Mausers re-chambered in .308. It originally came off the interwebs so Here you go:
Forum: Black Powder November 20th, 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,761
Posted By j8064
As has been said, the Colt and Remington designs...

As has been said, the Colt and Remington designs are much different. And both designs are pretty simple to deal with. Once one has a good understanding of how to load, shoot and clean BP revolvers...
Forum: Black Powder November 19th, 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,761
Posted By j8064
Hooligans are master enablers... Itís in our...

Hooligans are master enablers... Itís in our nature...

One point to add is shooting BP is VERY addictive. Proceed at your own risk.

:innocent0
Forum: Black Powder November 19th, 2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,761
Posted By j8064
Yep a six hour round trip is long. Better to plan...

Yep a six hour round trip is long. Better to plan a weekend visit to Deep Creek and catch up with the Hooligans before heading back to the flatlands. Either way you have an open invitation to join...
Forum: Black Powder November 19th, 2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,761
Posted By j8064
That would be the Savage River Range in...

That would be the Savage River Range in Grantsville. You'll find some Hooligans there usually every Sunday morning around 0800.

We shoot a variety of modern guns as well as BP including muzzle...
Forum: Reloading November 11th, 2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By j8064
I somewhat agree. For plinking ammo in pistols,...

I somewhat agree. For plinking ammo in pistols, Berry's 9mm and 45 bullets have worked well for me. In rifle rounds? Not so much. IMHO the dynamics and variables of loading accurate 30 cal rifle...
Forum: Reloading November 3rd, 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By j8064
The CE Harris article mentions Unique. I've tried...

The CE Harris article mentions Unique. I've tried it in 303B, but that's a bigger case. Probably would work in some test loads for you.

:fingerscrossed:
...
Forum: Black Powder October 31st, 2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,863
Posted By j8064
High-end flintlocks can be pricey. Custom made...

High-end flintlocks can be pricey. Custom made ones are maybe well worth the $'s. I've never dealt with Tennessee Valley Muzzleloaders. My bet is they build and sell quality stuff.

In the meantime...
Forum: Black Powder October 31st, 2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,863
Posted By j8064
Congrats. "Rock Rifles" rock! :party29: ...

Congrats. "Rock Rifles" rock! :party29:

Don't mean to hijack your thread. Just thought I'd show you some of the fun Hooligans have with them.

:D
Forum: Reloading October 29th, 2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By j8064
Yep, but not like they'd actually been loaded and...

Yep, but not like they'd actually been loaded and fired. If they had been run through a sizing die I'd expect to see striations on the coating from the die. Tough to tell from the pic.

As Spur...
Forum: Reloading October 29th, 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By j8064
Agreed. But If they were originally...

Agreed.

But If they were originally .452/185's you would expect to see some evidence on the bullet body that they had been run through a sizing die. That's hard to tell from the pic. If they had...
Forum: Reloading October 29th, 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By j8064
They look a lot like plated bullets to me like...

They look a lot like plated bullets to me like Uncle Duke said. Similar to what Berry's makes in 185 gr .452 for 45 acp. Sized down maybe for some other application?
...
Forum: Reloading October 28th, 2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By j8064
Thanks Glaron... :thumbsup:

Thanks Glaron... :thumbsup:
Forum: Reloading October 28th, 2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By j8064
Hey Spur, we're not ragging on you and no trouble...

Hey Spur, we're not ragging on you and no trouble meant.

Posting a pic here is pretty simple using computers, iPhones, iPads etc. Many of the members here can learn you on how to do it.
...
Forum: Reloading October 28th, 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By j8064
Nah, Outrider ... They be used boolitz... ...

Nah, Outrider ... They be used boolitz...

:innocent0
Forum: Reloading October 28th, 2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By j8064
Don't know if a 6.5 Swede die would work. Worth a...

Don't know if a 6.5 Swede die would work. Worth a try. If all you plan to do is neck size IMO you'd be better off with a Hornady 6.5 die:
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1011096636

If you use...
Forum: Reloading October 27th, 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By j8064
Melnic, If I was starting to load 7.65◊53...

Melnic,

If I was starting to load 7.65◊53 Mauser rounds I'd begin with a bag of Prvi brass and a Lee die set. Reforming 30-06 cases seems like a lot of unnecessary work when the correct brass is...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 27th, 2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,622
Posted By j8064
Congrats on your CZ-50. It's definitely cool to...

Congrats on your CZ-50. It's definitely cool to have a handgun delivered directly to your door. :) As said, it probably won't be your last C&R purchase... :innocent0

Mine came from Century. I...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 25th, 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,080
Posted By j8064
Nice pickup Melnic. Bet you could load some...

Nice pickup Melnic. Bet you could load some plinking rounds to feed it...
:thumbsup:
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 22nd, 2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By j8064
I have no idea if ammo in Canada can be imported...

I have no idea if ammo in Canada can be imported into the US. I'm no help there.

Once ago surplus Com Bloc 7.62x25 ammo was dirt cheap here and readily available. Sadly, those days are long gone....
Forum: Handguns October 17th, 2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,504
Posted By j8064
Nice! Almost as awesome as having great hair... ...

Nice! Almost as awesome as having great hair...
:D
Forum: Wanted to Buy October 15th, 2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,476
Posted By j8064
Mine shoots a little to the left with a tight...

Mine shoots a little to the left with a tight group if I do my part. Here's a 7 yard target - 5 shots in a group and 1 flier to spoil it. :banghead:
Forum: Western Maryland October 12th, 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,172
Posted By j8064
I'll also put a plug in for SRSS in Oakland....

I'll also put a plug in for SRSS in Oakland. Great folks! :thumbsup:

In addition to what's been said there's Bob's in Ridgeley, WV. It's just across the Potomac south of Cumberland (in America):...
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