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  1. sandwarrior

    222 RCBS dies and ammo

    Got it sent.
  2. sandwarrior

    222 RCBS dies and ammo

    I'd do it for $50 shipped.
  3. sandwarrior

    Looking for an Argentine 1909 Mauser expert!

    I'm not an official expert, but it looks like you have an Engineers Carbine. Stick a cleaning rod down the barrel to the closed bolt. 17.5" seems short but, I can't say so much about the "not-so-popular" models. keep in mind a lot of "short" rifles went REALLY short in S. America in the later...
  4. sandwarrior

    How were '03 and Garand barrels rifled?

    Correct. Maybe I misunderstood the question, but I thought he meant Sako making a Mauser action. That was purely for civilian use, not military. I do not know if Sako ever made Mauser actioned rifles for military use.
  5. sandwarrior

    What survival knife

    Without going and looking I think the blade cutting length is 7" (?) The blade cutting length on the RAK is 6.5" If you have good internet measuring skills the blue behind them is 6". 3" halfway across. Each ring is 1.5". Added: HAH! The length of the cutting edge appears to be 6" as it...
  6. sandwarrior

    What survival knife

    Two of my “Go-to” knives. On the left is my SOG Gov-Tac On the right is my Ontario RAK As to the Leatherman, I too switched to Gerber and was much happier. The biggest use for the pliers (for me) was punching holes in the oil cans. That way I didn’t have to carry a churchkey. One of those...
  7. sandwarrior

    How were '03 and Garand barrels rifled?

    And, with recoil abatement, i.e. a muzzle brake, you can shoot them all day and your shoulder isn't toast. Not allowed in F-class though. 😜
  8. sandwarrior

    How were '03 and Garand barrels rifled?

    Model 61 or 461 I believe.
  9. sandwarrior

    How were '03 and Garand barrels rifled?

    Frank, You said A LOT without mentioning names. There's one strike or another against everything for one reason or another Ai's are too heavy, 700's not durable enough, Win 70's/FN's not going to be around or too expensive (AI???) Tikka's/Sako's not from here (neither are AI's). Remmy's...
  10. sandwarrior

    Rock Island Armory 1903 I.D.

    Do you ever see anyone showing up with these to a competition?
  11. sandwarrior

    How were '03 and Garand barrels rifled?

    Button rifling was around at least in the 1880's. The 6mm Lee Navy was button rifled (1895). It was an improvement of Lee-Metford rifling which went back into the 1880's. The caveat with this though is these were polygonal, not sharp shouldered riflings like what this thread, in general, is...
  12. sandwarrior

    Rock Island Armory 1903 I.D.

    Back in the early '80's our guys carried their sniper rifles in the same cases as we jumped M60's in. I was never around competition rifles in the service, so I don't know what they issued them. But, the sniper rifle case as a padded (rough wool) O.D. green case. What was stenciled on them...
  13. sandwarrior

    Rock Island Armory 1903 I.D.

    it's a good thing you bought the rifle and not the story. ;) It's gonna be a lot of work to restore that as an "original" 1903. I would suggest finding a rifle that is a LOT more complete than that rifle is. In the meantime, shoot that rifle with no more than standard military rounds. While...
  14. sandwarrior

    Evacuate the precinct....

    Well, I think this will spur gun sales. AND, I'm thinking a lot of those people who didn't like guns before, may reconsider?
  15. sandwarrior

    How were '03 and Garand barrels rifled?

    No doubt Vendors like changes. When I worked construction on NAS Fallon, the contractors were happy to get bids for next to no money. By the time their proposal went through, there were already updates needing to be made. Those contract mods were where they made their money. One prime...
  16. sandwarrior

    M40A1 Pictures

    Being Army I was never directly involved with any of the M40 series of rifles. However, I went to Scuba School (SFUWO) while two of my friends went to the Marine Scout Sniper Course in Quantico VA. All three of us came back successfully with the completion of our courses. Anyhow, my getting...
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    M40A1 or M40A3 or M40A5

    Thanks for that heads up. My dream rifle is on auction there, the M85! DAMMIT, I wished I saved some pennies!! :rolleyes: ...:cool: @sirhrmechanic, Did you see the Cyrus Alger & Co. 6 pounder? The rest of the 'heavy' hardware has a good history to itself as well! Added II: Mountain...
  18. sandwarrior

    10 shots on target, bad guy looses.

    Yup!! Under one regime you're a hero. Under the next regime you might as well have killed babies in VietNam.
  19. sandwarrior

    10 shots on target, bad guy looses.

    I wonder if anybody went back and measured the group size? ... 😜
  20. sandwarrior

    10 shots on target, bad guy looses.

    That's what you have to find out. Who in your club pushes that shit. Again, that is not an NRA thing. Or, you could do like the members of our club and conceal anyways. Per my post above, it never hurts to get a coalition together to stop that kind of shit. Remember too, that is a club...