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Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 05-10-2016, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By greydog
I shot an entire silohuette match with a loose...

I shot an entire silohuette match with a loose scope ring. I would make a few good shots then make an uncalled miss which really had me doubting my abilities. I had one shot go into the dirt, ahead...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-14-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By greydog
I believe it was a 1917 Enfield which was used by...

I believe it was a 1917 Enfield which was used by Sgt. Alvin York when he won the Medal of Honor. GD
Firearms Forum: Competition Shooting 04-14-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By greydog
There is no question that Camp Perry is the...

There is no question that Camp Perry is the pinnacle of shooting competition in the US. When it comes to tradition and excellence of competition I think only the National matches at Bisley, in...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-14-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,365
Posted By greydog
On the 30/40 brass I used fifty two years ago,...

On the 30/40 brass I used fifty two years ago, the rim was large enough that it had to have about.005 removed to allow it to seat in the chamber of my #4. This was after it had been sized and...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-13-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,365
Posted By greydog
Leaving all else aside, The reference to varying...

Leaving all else aside, The reference to varying cartridge dimensions is another valid concern. While I have found rim thckness dimensions to be remarkably consistent from brand to brand, base...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-11-2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,365
Posted By greydog
While I do not have the test equipment used by...

While I do not have the test equipment used by the manufacturers, I am capable of running useful experiments and producing valid results. I don't glean all my knowledge from manuals and articles...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-07-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,365
Posted By greydog
Everything I say and do is based not on what was...

Everything I say and do is based not on what was written in 1920 or on computer simulations but on what I have tested and experienced myself over 40 years of gunsmithing and rifle building and fifty...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-06-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,365
Posted By greydog
There are a lot of points to address here. Once...

There are a lot of points to address here. Once that limit has been surpassed, the case no longer provides any resistance to the pressure. In addition, if the action is a rigid front locker, the...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-05-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,365
Posted By greydog
This information regarding headspace and head...

This information regarding headspace and head clearance is as good as any I have seen anywhere.
Regardless of the headspace measurement or the amount of clearance, if you load a Lee Enfield to...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-30-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,493
Posted By greydog
Rest the rifle on your sandbags or pedestal or...

Rest the rifle on your sandbags or pedestal or whatever and hold the butt in your left hand. In other words, your left hand, or at least the fingers, are between your rifle and your shoulder. You can...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-11-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,577
Posted By greydog
First was a Daisy BB gun at age eight. This one...

First was a Daisy BB gun at age eight. This one taught me trigger squeeze and sighting. Also taught me, once you fire a shot, it's done and you can't take it back.
First firearm was a Savage 24,...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-11-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By greydog
Cratering is likely due to a beveled firing pin...

Cratering is likely due to a beveled firing pin hole in the bolt face. Seen this a lot recently. Sticky extraction most likely due to a slightly rough chamber. This, in combination with an...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 09-12-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,316
Posted By greydog
The idea of starting with a Remington in 308 is...

The idea of starting with a Remington in 308 is not a bad one. In fact, I think it is one of the best choices to start. The rifle is inexpensive and performance is likely to be very good. The action...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 08-30-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By greydog
There are two camming surfaces involved. The...

There are two camming surfaces involved. The closing cam or ramps are machined into the locking lug seats. The extraction cam is machined into the rear of the receiver bridge and the root of the bolt...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 07-13-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By greydog
Depends entirely on what model of rifle you have...

Depends entirely on what model of rifle you have in 6.5x55. I do not consider the Swedish Mauser to be suitable for conversion to 6.5-06. Any 98 Mauser or commercial action would be OK.
I also don't...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 05-15-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By greydog
If a 308 does not shoot well using 41 of 4895 and...

If a 308 does not shoot well using 41 of 4895 and a 168 Sierra, there is something wrong with the rifle. Can I assume the stock is properly bedded? GD
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 02-16-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By greydog
Look up the chamber specs and you will see there...

Look up the chamber specs and you will see there is really not enough difference to matter. GD
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-16-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By greydog
Of course you are really thinking of an 1895...

Of course you are really thinking of an 1895 Wichester or the 1885 single shot; not the 1892. The 30/40 is a favorite of mine and I have a few of them. I pick up brass or ammo whenever I see it and...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-16-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 93,028
Posted By greydog
A lot of people forget (if they ever knew) that...

A lot of people forget (if they ever knew) that the 338 Lapua was originally introduced, not as a long range sniper round, but as a big game hunting cartridge. The first rifle I handled was a Sako...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-22-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,520
Posted By greydog
With such a generous budget, you can build...

With such a generous budget, you can build whatever you want. Contact a gunmaker who builds the type of rifle which interests you and see what you can come up with. There are a number of builders who...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-22-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,520
Posted By greydog
If I was after an accurate rifle and wanted...

If I was after an accurate rifle and wanted tobuild close to the "tactical" type, I would use a Remington or better yet, a Remington clone from one of the good custom shops (Stiller, Defiance etc.) I...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-18-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,520
Posted By greydog
Look, the reality is that either action will work...

Look, the reality is that either action will work quite well to build a decent 1000 yd capable rifle and for a lot less money than is being mentioned here. I have good long range rifles built on...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-18-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,520
Posted By greydog
A couple of points: The Model 70 will close on a...

A couple of points: The Model 70 will close on a single loaded cartridge just fine. An unaltered Model 98 Mauser will not without pressing on the rear portion of the extractor to help it get over the...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-18-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,520
Posted By greydog
A couple of points: The Model 70 will close on a...

A couple of points: The Model 70 will close on a single loaded cartridge just fine. An unaltered Model 98 Mauser will not without pressing on the rear portion of the extractor to help it get over the...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-17-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,520
Posted By greydog
There are a lot of pros and cons to both actions....

There are a lot of pros and cons to both actions. In some cases the same feature may be considered to be both pro and con. I'll attempt to cover most of them. I will reference the true pre-64 Model...
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