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Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 02-16-2014, 07:22 PM
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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
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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
Replies: 11
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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
Replies: 42
Views: 1,106
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: 625
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: 1,443
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
Replies: 41
Views: 1,443
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: 1,443
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
Replies: 117
Views: 2,188
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: 2,188
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: 275
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
Replies: 2
Views: 88
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
Replies: 7
Views: 681
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: 671
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: 1,096
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: 517
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: 477
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: 518
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: 464
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: 546
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. ...
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 06-16-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,230
Posted By BlueTurf
I know Kroil works pretty well for removing lead...

I know Kroil works pretty well for removing lead residue and other fouling.
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 06-16-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By BlueTurf
I think I will keep it simple and not use those...

I think I will keep it simple and not use those bullets again. I sold all of the loads I had. From now on it will only be copper jacked bullets through my 1911. The copper seems to come out real...
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 06-15-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By BlueTurf
What is good for getting the lead out?

I shoot only copper-jacketed bullets in my firearms because I have had some bad experiences with lead fouling. I haven't had any trouble getting the copper fouling out. Recently I shot some of my...
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