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Old 11-04-2012, 09:18 AM   #27421
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You found that at a gun show? Nice find! Around here they are usually sold before they get into inventory, much less make it to a show.
I hear that http://swfa.com/default.aspx has a line of scopes that will stand up to that recoil but I have no actual experience with them. I mostly shoot my old 30-338 with an equally old 20x Unertl, far less than the impact than you will be looking at (on both ends). Enjoy!


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The dealer was late getting there and they were still packing boxes in......I spotted the 110BA on the end of the box and followed them to the table, opened the box and licked it marking it as mine . I am going with the SWFA 5-20 X 50 unfortunately it is on BO until the end of Nov I have heard but will call Monday. I had a Super Sniper made by taco before SWFA took it over and at that time theywere made in Japan and still are. I had the SS on a bolt action .50 BMG rifle and it was a great scope and held up great. The SWFA has been getting great reviews and has been out quite a while now. I. Would love a Nightforce or a S&B but it's not in the budget after looking at what it is going to cost to get upand running reloading the .338 LM
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:11 AM   #27422
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:17 PM   #27423
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6.5x55?
I have seen a couple of match rifles built on the action, but they were re barreled to .308. I hadn't seen an original, particularly in such nice shape. That is definitely a great find. Would you mind offering an approximate cost? Not that I 'need' any more rifles but...... you know how that goes.
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7.5x55. From what I have read a bunch of places everybody is reloading with .308 bullets too. I'll have to do a little more asking around about that, still have lots of M118 bullets. For vintage military you have to use the standard sights, so no target diopters and such. There were a number of them at Simpson's with target sights on them, prices last summer ranged from $300-$1000+. Most were in the $4-500 range. I can't remember but mine was $500 or less, I also bought a brand new second magazine for $80, it required a bit of latch fitting, no wonder they stamped the serial numbers on the originals.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:58 PM   #27424
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:25 PM   #27425
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:28 PM   #27426
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:53 AM   #27427
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I had to grab a different rifle for deer season as my 2 oldest are using my regular go to rifles. After shooting the Savage accu-trigger in my 7mm-08, the M12, and my 17 HMR, the Marlin MR7 '06(won it at a Ducks Unlimited banquet a while back) trigger feels like I'm trying to drag a KLR through a sand pit

I still can't get the Ruger 44 mag carbine to cycle correctly
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:35 AM   #27428
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7.5x55. From what I have read a bunch of places everybody is reloading with .308 bullets too. I'll have to do a little more asking around about that, still have lots of M118 bullets. For vintage military you have to use the standard sights, so no target diopters and such. There were a number of them at Simpson's with target sights on them, prices last summer ranged from $300-$1000+. Most were in the $4-500 range. I can't remember but mine was $500 or less, I also bought a brand new second magazine for $80, it required a bit of latch fitting, no wonder they stamped the serial numbers on the originals.
Heh. Really like the look and design of the straight pulls, and there are two for sale semi-locally for $325-350, but hate getting another "odd" caliber I have to find surplus or reload for. Oh darn!
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:42 AM   #27429
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Mini Rant

So picked up a Yugo M48 from a friend who had drilled and tapped the receiver for deer hunting (yeah yeah, molested a perfectly fine milsurp). He had purchased it from AIM, thought it was a Yugo k98 capture, and wanted to move to a smaller caliber for our small Florida deer. Missing cleaning rod, a capture screw, rear sight base screw, and the barrel retaining band, stock is not the best, and although he's had it for awhile and shot it, still has cosmo in the innards and bolt. Talked to him prior to purchase, and he said he cleaned it, then did a finger test in the chamber and just covered in corrosive ammo residue. Ok, to focus my mini rant:
  • Initial milsurp cleaning - whole rifle needs to be taken apart and soaked in mineral spirits to get the cosmo out. Very basic.
  • Routine maintenance - cleaning is not just putting patches down the barrel, you need to do the chamber and anywhere else the corrosive ammo residue can get. This is pretty much everywhere.

Ok, end of mini rant. Please enjoy your normal Monday morning programming.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:43 AM   #27430
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So picked up a Yugo M48 from a friend who had drilled and tapped the receiver for deer hunting (yeah yeah, molested a perfectly fine milsurp). He had purchased it from AIM, thought it was a Yugo k98 capture, and wanted to move to a smaller caliber for our small Florida deer. Missing cleaning rod, a capture screw, rear sight base screw, and the barrel retaining band, stock is not the best, and although he's had it for awhile and shot it, still has cosmo in the innards and bolt. Talked to him prior to purchase, and he said he cleaned it, then did a finger test in the chamber and just covered in corrosive ammo residue. Ok, to focus my mini rant:
  • Initial milsurp cleaning - whole rifle needs to be taken apart and soaked in mineral spirits to get the cosmo out. Very basic.
  • Routine maintenance - cleaning is not just putting patches down the barrel, you need to do the chamber and anywhere else the corrosive ammo residue can get. This is pretty much everywhere.

Ok, end of mini rant. Please enjoy your normal Monday morning programming.
The corrosive component in corrosive ammo is the primer compound. Luckily, it's water soluble. I use hot water, and once the metal is hot, I blow it dry with compressed air and then wipe with an oily rag and patches to prevent any rusting.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:48 AM   #27431
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My question is where the hell is all this ammoe that has been bought up over the last four years? It surely isn't being shot at the rate it's being purchased, and eventually these people have to hit the wall on how much they need, and quit buying it. At some point, I would expect the market to get flooded with "tired of waiting on the zombies" sales and plummet the ammoe prices back to normal.....

That being said, I have a shipment of 3k+ rounds of 9mm coming via ups right now.
I think they guys who used to keep a few hundred rounds on hand, now have a few thousand rounds on hand.

And the hoarding begets hoarding. I never was one to purchase mass amounts of ammo in the past, but with prices being driven up by hoarders, when I find a deal I stock up and thereby add to the problem.

Stop the madness, lol
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:57 AM   #27432
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The corrosive component in corrosive ammo is the primer compound. Luckily, it's water soluble. I use hot water, and once the metal is hot, I blow it dry with compressed air and then wipe with an oily rag and patches to prevent any rusting.
My issue is people actually doing that, or any other procedure to clean their stuff. Raaarrrggghh! Internet rage!
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:37 AM   #27433
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My issue is people actually doing that, or any other procedure to clean their stuff. Raaarrrggghh! Internet rage!
You mean people who are too lazy, right?

I don't shoot much corrosive stuff any more. When I did, I'd fire a few non corrosive rounds before quitting, just to get the crap out of the bore immediately, because if it was humid the rust would start very soon.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:22 AM   #27434
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You mean people who are too lazy, right?
Lazy or stupid, take your pick

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I don't shoot much corrosive stuff any more. When I did, I'd fire a few non corrosive rounds before quitting, just to get the crap out of the bore immediately, because if it was humid the rust would start very soon.
Interesting...
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:01 PM   #27435
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Picked up Savage 110 BA in .338 Lapua Magnum today at a gun show. Now I get to start scope shopping and gathering reloading supplies.

I have some dies and brass I might part with.
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