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Forum: Reloading
06-27-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By Briman

Yep, its the lube- it smokes a lot, it splatters,...

Yep, its the lube- it smokes a lot, it splatters, it gets all over, but it doesn't hurt anything. In fact, if your lube is working correctly, you should have a star shaped lube splatter on the muzzle.
Forum: Guns
06-10-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Briman

LOL. I get that.:D

LOL. I get that.:D
Forum: Guns
06-10-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Briman

Yep. It will form a crust there, but you don't...

Yep. It will form a crust there, but you don't need to remove it. It bothers a lot of people and it does no harm to scrub it off, but the amount of buildup is self limiting.


Once again, its a...
Forum: Guns
06-09-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Briman

I can see the potential for problems with gas...

I can see the potential for problems with gas piston rifles, AR-15s I don't worry. I prop the upper upright so that the foam runs out of hte gas tube and not down into the gas tube as it liquifies...
Forum: Guns
06-09-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Briman

That's all that is needed. I just shoot the...

That's all that is needed.

I just shoot the barrel full of foaming bore cleaner, walk away for a 1/2 hour, then run a few patches through. The stuff usually removes or at least loosens the gunk...
Forum: Guns
06-09-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,976
Posted By Briman

All of the accuracy potential in an AR-15 resides...

All of the accuracy potential in an AR-15 resides in the upper assembly, other than the trigger, there is nothing in the lower receiver that has any bearing on the rifle's accuracy potential.

If...
Forum: Guns
06-08-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,976
Posted By Briman

No Mercy has really good, spot on advice. If...

No Mercy has really good, spot on advice.
If you want a really good out-of the box rifle, I'd go with a Rock River. RRA varminter if you want to shoot mainly bullets of 69gr or less, RRA NM if you...
Forum: Reloading
05-27-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,071
Posted By Briman

Its not too close to a 460 or even 454. What it...

Its not too close to a 460 or even 454. What it does do is shoot heavy bullets at moderate velocities and put big holes in things:eek2:
Case length is the same as a 44 magnum and max loads for a...
Forum: Guns
05-27-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By Briman

Nope- unless there is a state law requiring...

Nope- unless there is a state law requiring handgun registration. The only federal law only bars sales across state lines for handguns without going through a FFL, with the exception of some family...
Forum: Guns
05-27-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,488
Posted By Briman

The redhawk might be a little stronger, the super...

The redhawk might be a little stronger, the super redhawk stronger yet, not sure if they make the Super in .45 colt. the redhawk is a lot better if you want to scope it and is heavier which will make...
Forum: Reloading
05-27-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,071
Posted By Briman

Any 480 Ruger reloaders?

I'm looking for bullets/powders other have had success with with this cartridge. I recently bought a Super Redhawk in this chambering and so far have been limited to testing 400 gr Lee cast bullets...
Forum: Guns
07-08-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,187
Posted By Briman

RE: 1911 plunger spring tool

I slip a credit card or a a piece of string under the safety then pull the safety out- you'lll need to put the safety to the 'on' position first and might have top wiggle it back and forth a bit. The...
Forum: Guns
07-02-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,406
Posted By Briman

RE: What is in your arsenal??? Include picks if you can!

RR- LOL> You owe me a computer screen cleaning! :D
Forum: Reloading
06-23-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,939
Posted By Briman

RE: IMR vs Hogdon

H4198 and IMR4198 are very close, but not quite the same. Start with a reduced load and work up.

FWIW, for 69-80 gr bullets, I get the best results with RL-15, with Varget being a very good...
Forum: Guns
06-22-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Briman

RE: Open Sights look cool

Most iron sights put on sporting rifles are complete garbage. They usually have a tall unprotected front sight with a barrel mounted patridge or buckhorn (worst kind of iron sight conceivable) that...
Forum: Guns
06-19-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Briman

RE: remington 597

Marlin is best of the bunch for semi-autos, I'd put the 597 right at the bottom.
Forum: Guns
06-19-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,041
Posted By Briman

RE: 22. bullet fired in pocket

I could see it haapening the rim got dinged on a battery or a coin, not sure that a small batter would have enoug juice to set one off, but I wouldn't pry it. The priming compound is extremely shock...
Forum: Reloading
06-18-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,867
Posted By Briman

RE: 2009 pricing for reloading .30-06

Or not....

We all know about the viscious cycle:

Reloading makes ammo cheaper therefore more ammo is shot up.
Since you are 'saving' money with every shot, you can easily rationalize to...
Forum: Reloading
06-18-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,867
Posted By Briman

RE: 2009 pricing for reloading .30-06

Breakdown of what my 30-06 match loads cost in today's components assuming that you have once fired brass:

Box of 158 gr Sierra Match Kings ~$29
1 lb of IMR 4064 ~$22
100 Primers $4
...
Forum: Guns
06-16-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By Briman

RE: AR Barrel

Try Krieger or Bartlein Barrels.
Forum: Reloading
06-15-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By Briman

RE: Brass Processing 223/5.56, 30/06 and 45acp

Since we are posting business here now, I'll put up this link:

http://gibrass.com/brass.html

(This guy processes the brass he sells for $20/1000) [8D]
Forum: Guns
06-15-2009, 09:57 AM
Forum: Guns
06-15-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Briman

RE: Ruger making ARs

Piston ARs are way overrated. More moving parts, more weight, more things to wear out,for little to no benifit.
The only useful place they have is on very short barrels with a suppressor.

If...
Forum: Guns
06-12-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,538
Posted By Briman

RE: .22 recomendations

Savage MII Cub:
Youth sized stock.
Accutrigger
Single shot bolt action.
Peep sight.
Forum: Guns
06-02-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By Briman

RE: AR Build

Then he probably screwed up the build or used the wrong parts for the particular style (ex. carbine, rifle). Most of the parts (even Colt) are made by a small handful of companies and are all...
Forum: Guns
06-01-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By Briman

RE: AR Build

I have to agree with the barrel choices: WOA, Pac-Nor, and for a bit more Krieger.

You can build your own upper assembly fairly easily, you'll need an upper receiver wrench and a barrel nut...
Forum: Reloading
05-27-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,990
Posted By Briman

RE: primers

I haven't seen any small rifle primers, varget, rl-15, blc-2, or IMR 4064 in over 6 months in my area. A friend of mine who is a lot more aggressive than me and who calls local gun shops regularly...
Forum: Guns
05-21-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,169
Posted By Briman

RE: Refinishing rifle stock

I've used both Tung and Blo many times and really don't have a preference.
Tung- gives a nice clear somewhat hard finish. It dries fairly fast.
BLO- dries fairly slowly. May take a dozen or more...
Forum: Guns
05-21-2009, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By Briman

RE: Moly Coated Bullet

About the only conceivable reason to use moly bullets is if you are a competitive shooter who needs to fire 100+ rounds through a rifle on a match day and don't have time to clean in between. The...
Forum: Reloading
05-15-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By Briman

RE: One last dumb question about case trimmers...

Nope.




I agree. If you need something better than a Lee to do more volume, get a Gracey or Giraud trimmer set up. These are both better than the Lee, the rest of them, not so much.
Forum: Guns
05-10-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By Briman

RE: Not an assault rifle!

S&W makes a good AR-15. If you have any interest in accuracy at all, skip the Mini-14.
Forum: Guns
05-09-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By Briman

RE: Not an assault rifle!

DPMS is part of the same conglomerate as well. Not entirely sure, but its likely the Remington R-25 (AR-10 type) rifles are made by DPMS.
Forum: Reloading
05-08-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,833
Posted By Briman

RE: Are things beginning to loosen up?

I pretty much gave up on shooting and reloading and will do so until the current Tulip Bulb Mania
hits the wall.

[:'(]

I have a feeling that prices are going to drop drastically once...
Forum: Reloading
05-08-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,833
Posted By Briman

RE: Are things beginning to loosen up?

Most gun shop owners are not smart business people. Your friend definately fits into that majority.
Forum: Guns
05-08-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By Briman

RE: assault rifle dilema

Top tier:
Sabre defense
LMT
Les Baer
Colt

Next tier:
Rock River
Bushmaster
Armalite
Forum: Guns
05-08-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,484
Posted By Briman

RE: DPMS sportical

That's true with traditional bolt action rifles and I'm an advocate of pressure bedding some of them, but AR-15s are an entirely different paradigm.
Forum: Guns
05-08-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,940
Posted By Briman

RE: My nephew bought a gun and I don't know much about it.

There's a whole lot of controversy sorrounding the 'low number springfields' -some claim they are safe to shoot with the idea if the receiver was weak, it would have blown up long ago, others say...
Forum: Guns
05-08-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,484
Posted By Briman

RE: DPMS sportical

That must have been awesome excitement:D



No. It has standard hanguards. You can buy an aftermarket free float foreend for under $100where you simply(its not that simple, but its not hard...
Forum: Guns
05-08-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,484
Posted By Briman

RE: DPMS sportical

Is this a good rifle?
Its a DPMS. Pretty much middle of the road on quality, good enough.

why is it so much cheaper than othe dpms models?
The sportical is pretty much a stripped down AR...
Forum: Guns
05-06-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,940
Posted By Briman

RE: My nephew bought a gun and I don't know much about it.

No big loss, its an aftermarket stock. Original military stocks + hardware can cost upwards of $300 these days however.

The rifle should shoot very well, if not, try shimming the barrel up at...
Forum: Guns
05-05-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By Briman

RE: Why I Carry Open!

This is what I've noticed as well. From other forums that I frequent, its usually CCW advocates who come up with 'what if' scenarios and are against open carry.

In my state (WI), open carry has...
Forum: Guns
01-14-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,655
Posted By Briman

RE: Am I the only HNI guy going after an AR-15?

Have 2 of them already and have no interest in buying another in the current panic market.
Forum: Guns
01-09-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,043
Posted By Briman

RE: Scope mounts for WWII mauser

Yes and no. S&K and Darrel's mounts are solid if you locktite everything down and won't move- very good mounts but they aren't cheap. Pretty much everything else is complete junk.
Not a fan of...
Forum: Guns
01-09-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Briman

RE: which gun

IMHO, the Tikka T3 is the best of the bunch.
.308 is good (its what I use for deer).
My next hunting rifle will be a Tikka T3 or CZ 550 in 6.5x55.
Forum: Guns
01-08-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,043
Posted By Briman

RE: Scope mounts for WWII mauser

A scout mount might work for you- they usually cost around $75 for a decent one, and are easy to install- remove the rear sight leaf, and attach the mount to the rear sight base. You'll need a pistol...
Forum: Guns
01-08-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By Briman

RE: Want a High Powered Rifle

If you are going to be serious target shooting, take a long hard look at the Tubb 2K rifle. Its one of the best centerfire target rifles ot there. Get one in 6.5 creedmoor and you'll have long range...
Forum: Guns
01-06-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,419
Posted By Briman

RE: Enfield 1905 Help

SHTLE=Short Magazine Lee Enfield or SMLE
Yours is a MKI*** model.

Absolutely usable



Some of the SMLEs such as the no1MKII and No4 series rifles have clamp on scope mounts, but I'm...
Forum: Reloading
01-06-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By Briman

RE: Picture of Scale Favor

Check weights aren't necessary.
I used a Sierra match king bullet as a check weight- always the same bullet kept by itself in a small ziplock baggie.
I then got a little worried about what my...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Briman

RE: NEED HELP ON AR 15

Thats a tough call right now. Because of the fear that Obama might pass a permanent AWB, AR-15 prices have gone through the roof. Expect to pay 50-100% more for one right now if you can get it.

...
Forum: Reloading
01-04-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,777
Posted By Briman

RE: Experienced reloaders...talk to me....

The competition dies often have micrometer adjustments and windows to feed into- not more accurate, just a bit easier to use.



Yes and no. If you use once fired military brass (usually...
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