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Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-19-2013, 02:35 PM
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Posted By oldpapps
Sad, some law pushed on us to 'protect us' has...

Sad, some law pushed on us to 'protect us' has the effect of destroying an old and valued war horse. Value is not dollars but sense.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-12-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By oldpapps
"wasting my money and time. Claimed that the...

"wasting my money and time. Claimed that the small capacity of the case doesn't allow the charge to be powerful enough to stabalize the lead bullet and they will tumble."

The old Practical Police...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-07-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,867
Posted By oldpapps
Yes to a point. There is no factory specs, so to...

Yes to a point. There is no factory specs, so to speak. The chamber isn't truly thinner, just moved forward in the barrel, more or less. After the first 'fire forming', the brass is sized in sizing...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 01-07-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By oldpapps
60 rounds, I would think that it should be...

60 rounds, I would think that it should be getting seated well. Did/is the GS going to do anything with the extractor spring?

I didn't get to build a 6point8. I made the choice to go with a 300...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 01-07-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By oldpapps
There are many possibilities. When you...

There are many possibilities.

When you explained your concerns to the GS and he/they gave their hands on evaluation, are they going to clarify the spring problem they determined to be the problem?...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-07-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,867
Posted By oldpapps
Ream out the chamber, increase the volume...

Ream out the chamber, increase the volume available, make a sharper shoulder to the specs for the Ackley and it is now improved. (This is all done with a specific reaming tool.)

The added volume...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-06-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,867
Posted By oldpapps
"I am looking for a good long range deer hunting...

"I am looking for a good long range deer hunting gun....
800 yards...."

Simple for me. I'll be carring my .45 ACP 1911 and a good pair of field glasses. I won't be shooting at anything but I can...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 01-06-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By oldpapps
Is the weapon 'NEW'? Has it ever been fired? ...

Is the weapon 'NEW'?
Has it ever been fired?
Is the bolt/BCG running 'wet'?
Has the chamber been cleaned out?
Have you checked the 'key' on the BCG to see that it is on tight (and staked)?
Will...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-06-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,555
Posted By oldpapps
'Depends', a copyrighted brand name for a product...

'Depends', a copyrighted brand name for a product to catch all.

And for me, well, it still depends on what.

I'm at a point that most of my loading is for a new/new to me specific weapon,...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-04-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By oldpapps
Back when (I started) we carried our spare ammo...

Back when (I started) we carried our spare ammo in 'loops'. Brass casings would gunk up quickly, think summer with temps and humidity both in the upper 90s. I had a Sargent that didn't care much for...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-04-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 954
Posted By oldpapps
I'm confused? Are we talking about .45 Auto...

I'm confused?

Are we talking about .45 Auto Colt Pistol
or
.45 Colt, as in Long Colt, the revolver round?

The old, very old - I wouldn't shoot because of antique value, Colt SSA revolvers...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-04-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,132
Posted By oldpapps
The only way out that I see is to learn to chip...

The only way out that I see is to learn to chip your own flints (I think the word is 'knapp') and mix your own black powder. I'm to lazy for either.

There is a reason why .223/5.56 fly off the...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 12-27-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By oldpapps
I've been buying, selling or trading for years...

I've been buying, selling or trading for years and I very seldom get dollar wise as much as I pay for any one weapon. I do get the enjoyment of building a load or loads for that one weapon that draws...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 12-27-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By oldpapps
I carried a weapon, many makes and models, all...

I carried a weapon, many makes and models, all during my years of work. It was part of the uniform. Most I Liked, few I did not. They were just tools of the trade.

Now retired and being a...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-24-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By oldpapps
The bearing surface of the bullet is what counts,...

The bearing surface of the bullet is what counts, not what is or is not exposed at the ends.
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 12-24-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By oldpapps
Sorry, can't tell anything from the photo. Try...

Sorry, can't tell anything from the photo.
Try a new photo and NOT a BMP format, JPG is good. This should give better and more viewable re-sized photo.
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 12-21-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By oldpapps
Further info on above post. The shipping...

Further info on above post.

The shipping times listed were from last winter. I don't see availability being as promising or turnaround times being as short with what is going on.
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 12-21-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By oldpapps
jwalsh66, That sounds good except.... ...

jwalsh66,

That sounds good except....
After I placed my order with DSA, I became impatient, the DSA order took 84 days from order till delivery and ordered a complete upper from PSA (.223 Wylde)....
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 12-20-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By oldpapps
Bought a complete upper from them (300 Blkout). ...

Bought a complete upper from them (300 Blkout).
Excellent quality. Took some time to get. Worth the weight.
I would have no problem buying from them again.
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 12-19-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By oldpapps
JustinM, I have never bought a 'complete'...

JustinM,

I have never bought a 'complete' AR/M4.

If you have a pair of long nose pliers, leather/plastic mallet, flat blade screw driver, some tape and can look at a step by step slide...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 12-17-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By oldpapps
JustinM, Don't forget that 20 inch barrels...

JustinM,

Don't forget that 20 inch barrels are generally 'Rifle Length Gas Systems - gas block location and buffer' and 16 inch barrels are normally 'Carbine or Mid-Length' gas systems.
The...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 12-16-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By oldpapps
Hi JustinM, Want to hunt predators? Big...

Hi JustinM,

Want to hunt predators? Big choice of predators out there to be hunted. To give a better response, just what you aim, pun intended, to hunt will make some adjustments.

I will try to...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-15-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,132
Posted By oldpapps
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/attachment.php?...

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=74810&stc=1&d=1355617958

Upper photo: Loading 110 Grain V-Max in 300 AAC Blackout.
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Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 12-14-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By oldpapps
.223/5.56........ Light, frangible and high...

.223/5.56........

Light, frangible and high velocity would be better than heavy, hard core (SS109-M855).

I'm thinking Hornady's 45 grain 'B' HP, assuming they will reliably feed in your weapon....
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-13-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By oldpapps
Check a sampling. If any are close to maxing out,...

Check a sampling. If any are close to maxing out, trim them all.

After the first firing, unless the chamber is long and I wouldn't think it would be, case stretching shouldn't be much. I fear head...
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