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Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 05-06-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By bigedp51
I have a AR15 A2 HBAR with a 1 in 9 twist, a AR15...

I have a AR15 A2 HBAR with a 1 in 9 twist, a AR15 carbine with a 1 in 7 twist and a Savage .223 bolt action with a 1 in 9 twist. What is surprising is the Savage .223 has a longer throat than either...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-15-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By bigedp51
Water, dish washing liquid, LemiShine and...

Water, dish washing liquid, LemiShine and stainless steel media................

If you want the use walnut or corn cob media get a plastic vibratory tumbler and then use New-Finish.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-14-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By bigedp51
Bentley1 Did you have the die setup so the...

Bentley1

Did you have the die setup so the press cams over, meaning the die making hard contact with the shell holder.

Did you crimp the rounds that are giving you problems. If you were seating...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-13-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
Reality Check The Remington 788 has rear...

Reality Check

The Remington 788 has rear locking lugs and you do not hear people complaining about its "weak" action.

The No.1 Enfield rifle was made of softer steels than the No.4 Enfield...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-13-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
Tazzman55 Below is a once fired factory...

Tazzman55

Below is a once fired factory loaded Winchester .303 British case that stretched .009 on its first firing. It was fired in my 1943 No.4 Enfield rifle and the headspace on this rifle was...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-11-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
I know from experience of over 25 years of...

I know from experience of over 25 years of collecting the Enfield rifle and every British and commonwealth manual I could get my hands on.

And the "cut and paste" items I posted are not my...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-10-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,359
Posted By bigedp51
The European CIP the equivalent of the American...

The European CIP the equivalent of the American SAAMI considers the .308/7.62 to be one in the same cartridge. The pressure differences you see listed are because Europe/CIP measure the pressure at a...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-09-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,359
Posted By bigedp51
Did you fire loaded military 7.62 rounds and they...

Did you fire loaded military 7.62 rounds and they stuck in the chamber. Or did you reload some 7.62 cases and they stuck in the chamber.

The majority of military 7.62 ammunition is fired from...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-07-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
I'm talking about ANY lube left on after sizing...

I'm talking about ANY lube left on after sizing or lubing your cases at the range and shooting them.

The Lyman reloading manual and the U.S. Army below says it all.
...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-07-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
The SMLE was to be replaced but WWI put a end to...

The SMLE was to be replaced but WWI put a end to a new rifle and cartridge. The Enfield rifle was made of softer steels than we use today, and the cartridge stretching to meet the bolt face acted...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-07-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
We need more perverted Ewoks in the forum who...

We need more perverted Ewoks in the forum who don't use lube.
(they don't lube their ammo either) ;)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/bigedp51/dry_zpsbvuxp9sf.jpg
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-07-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
When the "Tin Can" Changed History By Dick...

When the "Tin Can" Changed History
By Dick Culver

http://www.odcmp.org/1101/can.pdf

"While the 1920 NM Ammunition was accurate, it was still using a standard cupro-Nickel jacketed bullet,...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-07-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
greydog I do not know where you came up with...

greydog

I do not know where you came up with your oiled/lubed cartridge case ideas but you do not know what your are talking about. If you would reread the "Textbook of Small Arms" information I...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-06-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
The Enfield rifle was proof tested with two oiled...

The Enfield rifle was proof tested with two oiled proof cartridges. After proofing the headspace was checked and if it increased over three thousandths the rifle failed proof testing. Lubing a case...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 03-24-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
Headspace is measured from the bolt face to a...

Headspace is measured from the bolt face to a datum point in the chamber depending on the type cartridge.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/bigedp51/Headspace_2_lg_zps3fea821e.jpg...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 03-23-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
Yes but it would only tell you your head...

Yes but it would only tell you your head clearance.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/bigedp51/HEADCLEARANCE-a_zps1a9a1011.jpg

But if you have a headspace gauge you could find out the...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 03-22-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,359
Posted By bigedp51
There is less than 2,000 psi difference between...

There is less than 2,000 psi difference between the .308 and 7.62 NATO and there are two mistakes made when looking at their chamber pressure.
1. NATO standards use European CIP standards of...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 03-22-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
You do not need to take a .303 British Enfield to...

You do not need to take a .303 British Enfield to a gunsmith to check headspace.

You can check the headspace by just using feeler gauges and a new unfired case by placing feeler gauges between the...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 03-21-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigedp51
In 1914 the chambers of the .303 Enfield rifles...

In 1914 the chambers of the .303 Enfield rifles were reamed larger in diameter and longer to the shoulder location of the chamber. There were two reasons for this.

1. There was a ammunition...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 11-01-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By bigedp51
Saman The Enfield chambers were reamed...

Saman

The Enfield chambers were reamed larger in 1914 for two reasons.

1. There was a British ammunition scandal over "WHO" was awarded contracts to make British .303 ammunition. Meaning...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-25-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By bigedp51
It doesn't matter if a copper crusher or...

It doesn't matter if a copper crusher or electronic transducer is used to measure chamber pressure the results from both are still PSI or pounds per square inch.

BUT CUP and PSI are used to...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-23-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By bigedp51
Both the .223 and 5.56 are loaded to the same...

Both the .223 and 5.56 are loaded to the same chamber pressure of SAAMI 52,000 cup, 55,000 psi or European NATO CIP of 62,000 psi measured at the case mouth. NOTE: all three of these chamber...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-23-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,554
Posted By bigedp51
Both the .223 and 5.56 are loaded to the same...

Both the .223 and 5.56 are loaded to the same chamber pressure of

52,000 cup copper crusher SAAMI

55,000 psi transducer SAAMI

62,000 psi European CIP NATO standards measured at the case...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 04-16-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By bigedp51
c3shooter I collected Enfield rifles for...

c3shooter

I collected Enfield rifles for over ten years and 95% of all Enfield books and manuals you see today on the internet were put there by me. ;)

The first ammunition I shot from my...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 04-15-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By bigedp51
You were looking at a .308/7.62x51 Enfield rifle,...

You were looking at a .308/7.62x51 Enfield rifle, sometimes the black paint used obscures the markings.

7.62mm 2A1 (7.62x51)
RFI (rifle factory Ishapore)
1966 (date of manufacture)

Ishapore...
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