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Forum: Central Maryland Today, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By ras_oscar
I did it a couple years ago. Called, went in my...

I did it a couple years ago. Called, went in my first day and ended up on a jury. Empaneled Moday, trial and deliberations Tuesday. Home for dinner Tuesday evening. Saw the defendant a couple weeks...
Forum: Central Maryland Today, 01:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,952
Posted By ras_oscar
FWIW, I didn't start this thread to bash...

FWIW, I didn't start this thread to bash Westminster. I had no idea the issues described above were happening. It's been a while since I went to the library and I have no reason to go downtown....
Forum: National 2A Issues Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By ras_oscar
Its all funny until you realize its our tax...

Its all funny until you realize its our tax dollars that are being wasted on this silliness. There are better ways of making me more safe. The " lets remove guns from circulation" method left the...
Forum: Rifles Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By ras_oscar
Update from the OP: got my SSA-E trigger...

Update from the OP: got my SSA-E trigger installed last night. Took a bit of fiddling before I realized I needed to remove the safety switch, since all the youtube videos I watched left it safety in...
Forum: Rifles Today, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By ras_oscar
Update: backed the windage side spindle screw off...

Update: backed the windage side spindle screw off a bit and now both windage and elevation move with proper resistance. Took it out to the range with 6 clips of M2 ball ammo. The only issue I had was...
Forum: Rifles Today, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By ras_oscar
I just installed a SSA-E into my Anderson AR 10....

I just installed a SSA-E into my Anderson AR 10. No issues other than needing to remove the safety to get the trigger assembly in place.
Forum: Reloading Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By ras_oscar
1. There are 2 types of adjustable gas plugs....

1. There are 2 types of adjustable gas plugs. One reduces pressure by increasing the volume of the gas cylinder. The other by providing ports of varying size to vent a portion of the cylinder gas. I...
Forum: Reloading July 10th, 2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By ras_oscar
I will risk sounding like a newb, and in the...

I will risk sounding like a newb, and in the interest of maintaining abundant caution; When I select a projectile to reload handgun cartridges, I select a projectile based on the cartridge I plan to...
Forum: Recreational Shooting July 9th, 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By ras_oscar
I did some research earlier in my career on the...

I did some research earlier in my career on the design for outdoor ranges. The expectation is NOT that no round ever leaves the range. If I remember the design guidance it said something along the...
Forum: Rifles July 9th, 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By ras_oscar
Another M1 question not worth starting a separate...

Another M1 question not worth starting a separate thread: When I manually load an en block clip, does it matter whether the top round is staggered to the left or the right? My sense is no, since the...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 9th, 2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,767
Posted By ras_oscar
Maybe bring back the Baltimore Gran Prix. That'll...

Maybe bring back the Baltimore Gran Prix. That'll fix everything.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 9th, 2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,443
Posted By ras_oscar
Is it a coincidence that the areas with the...

Is it a coincidence that the areas with the strictest gun laws are also the most violent?
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 9th, 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By ras_oscar
My son purchased a Mosin Nagant carbine last...

My son purchased a Mosin Nagant carbine last weekend. I accompanied him to the LGS and hovered at a discrete distance to ensure I could lend assistance if appropriate without appearing to be a straw....
Forum: Reloading July 9th, 2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By ras_oscar
And I spent 2 hours of my life over the weekend...

And I spent 2 hours of my life over the weekend looking for this without success. Thanks. :party29: It's interesting that they measure velocity at 78 feet, while all the reloading recipes measure it...
Forum: Reloading July 8th, 2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By ras_oscar
Good point. I hadn't thought of that. I have the...

Good point. I hadn't thought of that. I have the Hornady manual which indeed does list the M1 Grand and Varget. I'll start there.
Forum: Reloading July 7th, 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By ras_oscar
The Lee manual, Second edition, lists 30-06 loads...

The Lee manual, Second edition, lists 30-06 loads for H-Varget and a 150 grain bullet as follows:

Start: 47 gr 2808 fps

Never exceed:51gr 2975 fps

I was shooting for M2 ball specification,...
Forum: Reloading July 6th, 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By ras_oscar
M2 Ball in an M1 Garand

Just took delivery of a brand new 1952 M1 Garand in 30-06. Also picked up enough M2 ball chow to feed it until I generate a bag-o-brass.

Looking over what I have in powder and projectiles for .30...
Forum: Rifles July 6th, 2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By ras_oscar
I just watched a youtube video on removing and...

I just watched a youtube video on removing and installing the sights. I have a better understanding of what you mean by clicks. I do not have a lock bar on the windage knob. I'll loosen the windage...
Forum: Rifles July 5th, 2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By ras_oscar
I had assumed that since windage was provided on...

I had assumed that since windage was provided on the sight group (as opposed to shipping preset at the factory) that it was an adjustment available to each soldier in the field. A War department...
Forum: Rifles July 3rd, 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By ras_oscar
M1 garand sights

In just brought home a M1 Garand in 30-06. The elevation knob turns with a great deal of effort. The windage knob dopes not turn at all. Is there something I need to lubricate to return the windage...
Forum: Rifles June 27th, 2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By ras_oscar
I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Gieselle, as...

I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Gieselle, as soon as they go on sale. Registered at both Gieselle and Brownell's websites, placed a Gieselle trigger in my shopping cart, kinda hoping they will...
Forum: Rifles June 27th, 2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By ras_oscar
I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Gieselle, as...

I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Gieselle, as soon as they go on sale. Registered at both Gieselle and Brownell's websites, placed a Gieselle trigger in my shopping cart, kinda hoping they will...
Forum: Rifles June 27th, 2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By ras_oscar
I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Gieselle, as...

I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Gieselle, as soon as they go on sale. Registered at both Gieselle and Brownell's websites, placed a Gieselle trigger in my shopping cart, kinda hoping they will...
Forum: Rifles June 27th, 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By ras_oscar
I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Gieselle, as...

I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Gieselle, as soon as they go on sale. Registered at both Gieselle and Brownell's websites, placed a Gieselle trigger in my shopping cart, kinda hoping they will...
Forum: Rifles June 27th, 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By ras_oscar
Fortunately, I own a total of one rifle, so no...

Fortunately, I own a total of one rifle, so no danger of falling down the rabbit hole... yet :)
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 21st, 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By ras_oscar
The challenge with air rifles in MD is that,...

The challenge with air rifles in MD is that, unlike firearms, there is no state preemption of local ordinances. That means the counts, city, and locality can and does write their own rules governing...
Forum: Rifles June 20th, 2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By ras_oscar
Ah, so they are. Was misreading the web page....

Ah, so they are. Was misreading the web page. Guess I gotta get a pull scale to test my trigger and see how much difference there is between what I have now and these.
Forum: Rifles June 20th, 2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By ras_oscar
what is the difference between gieselle SSA and...

what is the difference between gieselle SSA and SSA-E? both are 2 stage triggers, both are available on small pin configurations and both have the same pulls: 2.3lbs stage 1, /1.2LBS stage 2.
Forum: Rifles June 20th, 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By ras_oscar
I contacted gieselle, asking about AR10...

I contacted gieselle, asking about AR10 application. This is the reply I received:

"Thank you for contacting us. We don’t have any testing with that particular set up, but our small pin AR15...
Forum: Rifles June 19th, 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By ras_oscar
School me on upgraded triggers

I have an Anderson AR 10 (Am 10) with their standard trigger. I am in the very early stages of shopping for an upgraded trigger. Looking at Gieselle. Can anyone answer the following questions:

1....
Forum: Reloading June 18th, 2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,252
Posted By ras_oscar
Universal decapper. Any reason why you do not...

Universal decapper. Any reason why you do not recommend the .308 resize/decapping die I already have?
Forum: Rifles June 17th, 2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,254
Posted By ras_oscar
I have a single piece mount not separate rings.

I have a single piece mount not separate rings.
Forum: Rifles June 16th, 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By ras_oscar
Rifle tools for the range bag

I have learned the hard way to keep the tools necessary to retighten a loose scope in the range bag. I'd be in tested in hearing what else people keep in their range bag for rifle shooting at range.
Forum: Reloading June 16th, 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,252
Posted By ras_oscar
Progress update: last week I deprimed and...

Progress update: last week I deprimed and reprimed a few cases. Mistake, since I need to remove the primer to trim ( I am using the lee hand trimmer which indexes off the base of the case) I know of...
Forum: Rifles June 16th, 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,254
Posted By ras_oscar
Range report: Had what I consider my first...

Range report:

Had what I consider my first productive day at the range yesterday. Yes. the wire under the rear mount fell out, as I was told on the forum would happen. I didn't listen, feel free...
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