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Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 05-23-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,544
Posted By firelt
I've been reloading for about 5 years on my...

I've been reloading for about 5 years on my trusty Lee turret press. I've been happy with it because it is easily converted to single stage for my 30-06/.308 needs, but can make a reasonable amount...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-17-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By firelt
M1 Garand reloads

Hi all-

I usually reload for my M1 using a Hornady 150 Gr FMJ-BT at 49 grains of either IMR 4895 or H4895. Problem is I can't find the powder anyplace except the auctions sites, and the prices...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-30-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By firelt
Just watched the Dillon videos. Impressive. I...

Just watched the Dillon videos. Impressive. I might have to re-think my potential purchase, thanks guys.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-29-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By firelt
Switching from Lee to RCBS (maybe)

Hey all- I've been reloading for about 3 years now and I've strictly been a Lee guy. I have a Lee classic turret press that I have been (mostly) happy with. I does what I want with minimal problems,...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-27-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,501
Posted By firelt
I got a box of 1000 Nosler 77 grain HP .223...

I got a box of 1000 Nosler 77 grain HP .223 bullets for $50.00, so now if I can just find suitable powder for a bullet that heavy. This batch will wipe out the last of my primers, though.......:-(
Firearms Forum: The Club House 03-12-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,642
Posted By firelt
Screw the libtards! I bought my grandson a belt...

Screw the libtards! I bought my grandson a belt fed, fully automatic, tri-pod mounted nerf gun. Then I taught him how to build an emplacement and employ effective fields of fire (he's 5, by the way)...
Firearms Forum: AK & SKS Discussion 03-12-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By firelt
Thanks guys- I passed on this one. Too many...

Thanks guys- I passed on this one. Too many things didn't add up.
Firearms Forum: AK & SKS Discussion 02-23-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By firelt
Yeah, sadly it is in Ca. If I do buy it it has to...

Yeah, sadly it is in Ca. If I do buy it it has to go through a local FFL/Gunsmith for some minor molestation to install a "bullet button". *Sigh*, sometimes I can't wait to leave this place.......
Firearms Forum: AK & SKS Discussion 02-23-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By firelt
"Pre-Ban" AKM-47S

I've been given the opportunity to buy a Norinco AKS-47M imported in 1984. The owner says it's "pre-ban" but I'm not sure what that even means. Can it be transferred to a new owner? I'm not well...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-18-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,173
Posted By firelt
After a close inspection, the winner is: bent...

After a close inspection, the winner is: bent operating rod! Thanks for all the help, everyone. Since I reload my own ammunition, does anyone know a reliable source for good load data for the M1? I'm...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 02-18-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,530
Posted By firelt
Used to collect Coca-Cola stuff, now I collect...

Used to collect Coca-Cola stuff, now I collect coffee mugs.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-18-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,173
Posted By firelt
Jon and Locutus- I'll strip it down tomorrow...

Jon and Locutus-

I'll strip it down tomorrow and inspect the op-rod. Thanks for the load advice.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-17-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,173
Posted By firelt
I've been using low end (as in not the hottest...

I've been using low end (as in not the hottest loads) data from Lee's reloading second edition, I was not aware that their were specific data charts for the Garand. I will find one and make sure I'm...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-17-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,173
Posted By firelt
JonM- Thanks. I do not use factory...

JonM-

Thanks. I do not use factory ammunition, I load all of my own. This particular ammo is a Winchester case and a Hornady 150gr BTSP.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-17-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,173
Posted By firelt
M1 Garand Feed Problem

Hi all-

I've got an M1 that has a peculiar feed issue that I cannot seem to nail down. When I insert a fully loaded clip the rifle initially functions properly. That is, the clip depresses the...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 01-28-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,985
Posted By firelt
Canebrake- wanted to get back to you on this- I...

Canebrake- wanted to get back to you on this- I followed the steps and did an incremental improvement on my extractor and it worked like a charm. My 1911 is 98% better and I am again feeling like I...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-21-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,983
Posted By firelt
Update- today I dis-assembled the magazine and...

Update- today I dis-assembled the magazine and gave the follower spring a light stretching, which increased the tension and solved the issue. I was able to cycle 20 rounds through it without any...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-19-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,235
Posted By firelt
Yeah, they are .224. I found the problem after...

Yeah, they are .224. I found the problem after some considerable tweeking on my dies, My case necks were over-expanded to a tolerance of .224-.225. I reread the manual and re-set my sizing die and...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-19-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By firelt
It didn't work, so I found a receiver and bought...

It didn't work, so I found a receiver and bought it. Old one has been removed and placed permanently out of service.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-19-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,983
Posted By firelt
I can't speak to .308, mine is chambered in 30-06...

I can't speak to .308, mine is chambered in 30-06 Springfield. This rifle is a tack driver. It's light, so you need a steady hand or a shooting aid (bi-pod, etc) to shoot consistent sub-moa groups....
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-19-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,765
Posted By firelt
I picked up the Axis in 30-06 with the low end...

I picked up the Axis in 30-06 with the low end Bushnell scope and I am mostly pleased. After mounting a bi-pod on it and taking it to the range I was able to get it zeroed and shooting sub-moa within...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-28-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By firelt
Not yet, but I will. Thanks

Not yet, but I will. Thanks
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-28-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By firelt
Needed: M1903 Springfield Receiver

I'm looking for a decent condition receiver for an M1903 Springfield, high serial number (dual heat treated). Does anyone know of anyone that might know somebody that has a cousin that wants to get...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-27-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By firelt
Raising a serial number

A family member recently passed and I was given an old sporterized 1903 that he had. I was going to re-blue it and fix it up to be a deer/hog rifle. Imagine my surprise when I found a nice, shiny...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 11-26-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By firelt
Since I am not a fan of being hung, I'll look...

Since I am not a fan of being hung, I'll look into the no-drill. I love the classics, and can't see doing unnecessary damage!
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