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Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-25-2014, 09:30 PM
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Posted By BlueTurf
Well said Chainfire, well said. You have hit the...

Well said Chainfire, well said. You have hit the nail squarely on the head. This situation is very much a self-inflicted wound. I stood in line one time to get .22LR ammo and heard the grumbling...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-25-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By BlueTurf
NC1760 I understand what you are saying but I...

NC1760 I understand what you are saying but I think acting on one's personal beliefs and passions are different than plain old-fashioned greed. The scalpers are looking for a quick buck, plain and...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-25-2014, 12:50 AM
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Posted By BlueTurf
Why all the craziness with .22LR ammo?

Why is .22LR ammo so popular and in demand right now? The ammo hoarders and scalpers are cleaning it off the shelves as fast as they can. The manufacturers claim they are producing as much as ever,...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 02-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By BlueTurf
I have had very good results using the Speer...

I have had very good results using the Speer 130-grain bullet and 53.0 grains of H4350.
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 01-25-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,573
Posted By BlueTurf
I have had a SA NM M1A for about 10 years. I had...

I have had a SA NM M1A for about 10 years. I had always liked the M-14 and wanted one since I was a kid. The M-14 is what is known as a battle rifle, not an assault rifle. It is a great rifle if...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 01-24-2014, 05:01 PM
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Views: 1,059
Posted By BlueTurf
I thoroughly strip and clean all of my firearms...

I thoroughly strip and clean all of my firearms every time I shoot them, no matter how many rounds go through them. I want to know that they will always function well. I keep my handguns in...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 01-24-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By BlueTurf
Yep, I know what you are talking about. I have...

Yep, I know what you are talking about. I have been there and done that many times.:)
Firearms Forum: Glock Forum 01-24-2014, 04:44 PM
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Views: 1,463
Posted By BlueTurf
I would trade case of Keystone Light slightly...

I would trade case of Keystone Light slightly past its shelf life for the Glock. A few cans might be missing.
Firearms Forum: The Club House 01-23-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By BlueTurf
One of my pet peeves is drivers who slow down on...

One of my pet peeves is drivers who slow down on the on-ramp for freeways. They might think they are being safe but they actually make driving conditions more hazardous for those behind them. The...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-23-2014, 02:13 PM
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Views: 766
Posted By BlueTurf
Same here. It is nothing unusual.

Same here. It is nothing unusual.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-23-2014, 01:53 PM
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Views: 1,860
Posted By BlueTurf
The stock on my Savage still had the factory...

The stock on my Savage still had the factory molding marks and lines on it. I carefully sanded it before painting it with Krylon aerosol automotive primer, paint and clear coat. After painting I...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-23-2014, 01:45 PM
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Views: 1,860
Posted By BlueTurf
Hmmmm…….clearly I didn't post enough pics. :)

Hmmmm…….clearly I didn't post enough pics. :)
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-23-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,860
Posted By BlueTurf
This is my version of an affordable left-handed...

This is my version of an affordable left-handed bolt action .308 rifle setup. It is the Savage 10FLP, which is the left-handed version of the 10FP. The scope is a simple Bushnell 6x18 in 50mm. I...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 10-27-2013, 02:22 PM
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Views: 2,806
Posted By BlueTurf
My rifle is a Savage 10FLP, which is simply the...

My rifle is a Savage 10FLP, which is simply the left-handed version of the 10FP. The scope is a Bushnell Banner 6x18 in 50mm. It is just a regular hunting scope but it has worked great for target...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 10-21-2013, 12:52 PM
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Views: 2,806
Posted By BlueTurf
I think whatever works for you is fine. It is...

I think whatever works for you is fine. It is your money and your rifle. Simply spending a lot of money doesn't insure accuracy. I have seen time and time again where long-range accuracy can be...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-24-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By BlueTurf
Powder Availability

Have any of you been able to get your hands on powder lately? I am really starting to get concerned after seeing bare shelves for so long. I have talked with reps at Cabela's, Sportsman's Warehouse...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-18-2013, 09:05 PM
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Views: 127
Posted By BlueTurf
You can't go wrong with 42.0 IMR4895, 41.5...

You can't go wrong with 42.0 IMR4895, 41.5 IMR4064, 43.0 Varget or 39.5 IMR3031. I shoot these loads in my NM M1A a lot with great results.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-18-2013, 09:03 PM
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Views: 760
Posted By BlueTurf
I use this bullet in my loads for both my NM M1A...

I use this bullet in my loads for both my NM M1A and Savage bolt-action rifle. My pet loads are 41.5 grains of IMR4064, 42.0 grains of IMR 4895, 43.0 grains of Varget and 39.5 grains of IMR 3031. ...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-09-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By BlueTurf
I have been using Starline bras for my .44 mag...

I have been using Starline bras for my .44 mag loads. I shoot them through a Super Blackhawk with a 7.5-inch barrel. I have been using H110, 296 and Lil Gun powder in these loads. I usually load...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-09-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By BlueTurf
I have not been able to buy 230-grain RN bullets...

I have not been able to buy 230-grain RN bullets for my .45 cap loading or H4350 powder for my .270 and .243 loads. I have been trying to get these items for months.
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 06-20-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By BlueTurf
I have a match grade M1A and this is exactly the...

I have a match grade M1A and this is exactly the method I use. It works very well for safely removing the stock from the metal. I fold up a towel and place it on a counter. While holding the rifle...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 06-16-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By BlueTurf
All of my .308 brass is trimmed to 2.015 and...

All of my .308 brass is trimmed to 2.015 and loaded with an OAL of 2.80. I shoot the loads I make in both my NM M1A and Savage bolt-action rifle with very good results.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 06-16-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By BlueTurf
6.0 grains of Unique is a good load and safe to...

6.0 grains of Unique is a good load and safe to use with plated bullets.
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 06-16-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By BlueTurf
Hoppe's #9 is great for preserving metal and...

Hoppe's #9 is great for preserving metal and blued surfaces. I have always wiped my guns down with Hoppe's after cleaning them and the bluing on all of them looks new, even my '94 that is 39 years...
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 06-16-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By BlueTurf
I have always wiped my guns down lightly with...

I have always wiped my guns down lightly with Hoppes #9 after cleaning and I have never had rust issues. The bluing on all of my guns still looks new also, even my '94 that I have had for 39 years. ...
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