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    Air Force???? That lot of slovenly dressed,...

    Air Force???? That lot of slovenly dressed, undisciplined civilians?

    You need to decontaminate your collection immediately!
  2. Aside from your original question that appears...

    Aside from your original question that appears settled, there's probably more of us here eyeballing the long dirt nap with a lot more time behind us than in front of us than not. Meaning a lot of...
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    Sooooo..... you're telling us a guy named...

    Sooooo..... you're telling us a guy named Geographer moved to a place called Magma? Hmmmm....

    Anyone who's upset by your project should go asking for spare change and see if they can get a life....
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    Not a bad thing; it gives you an opportunity...

    Not a bad thing; it gives you an opportunity (time) to not only read, but to start eyeballing Lee Enfields at gunshows and wherever you might find them, while you start squirreling away the money to...
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    Depends on how big the gongs are... a 5+"...

    Depends on how big the gongs are... a 5+" grouping load in either jacketed or cast is going to be sketchy with an 8" gong, I think, unless you can reliably hold 2 MOA offhand shooting a Lee Enfield...
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    I generally shoot standing, kneeling, sitting,...

    I generally shoot standing, kneeling, sitting, prone at 100 yards using various reduced targets. Best bang for my buck and time at the range, and with a good cast load, you can get that. Why shoot...
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    It sounds like Joe Brennan is still around and...

    It sounds like Joe Brennan is still around and still hard at work; he must be at least 80 years old now, going on memory. My copy is an original edition, one volume circa 2003, from when Joe first...
  8. You may not be overthinking it enough! But...

    You may not be overthinking it enough! But you're off to the right start in my opinion and experience when you slugged and measured your barrel.

    There's a lot at play here. For example, if you...
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    The Red Dot (and Ed Harris's previous "the load"...

    The Red Dot (and Ed Harris's previous "the load" that used 2400 instead) loads mentioned have a pretty good probability of being a powder/charge combination that will deliver within your rifle's...
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    No, nothing at all like the corporate mergers,...

    No, nothing at all like the corporate mergers, acquisitions, etc you're describing. It's a long story; but I'll give it a shot, perhaps as a cautionary tale in the firearms manufacturing business or...
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    Pretty much: the buttoning rod is pulled through...

    Pretty much: the buttoning rod is pulled through the drilled and reamed blank, coated inside with a slippery soap. More or less self centering.



    I found no documentation while searching for...
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    Again, eyeballing the striations running in the...

    Again, eyeballing the striations running in the bottom of the grooves of this five groove rifle, thinking that at least the cutters were getting worn seems to make sense. Still, sharpening of...
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    Thanks Jim. About all I can take from that is...

    Thanks Jim. About all I can take from that is the answers suggested the rifling was broach cut. Given the horrendous looking (through a borescope, mind you) striations running the length of the...
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    I stopped when almost done lapping (because I was...

    I stopped when almost done lapping (because I was getting bored after six hours of repetition), went outside and shot a group, but the scope in the S&K mount was off by then, and it was back to the...
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    How Did Long Branch rifle their barrels?

    I just took a look at my 1950 Long Branch barrel with a bore scope. After spending most of last year trying to get the carcass of the former Montana Rifle Company up and running again, making...
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    My brief stint in the cop biz before deciding...

    My brief stint in the cop biz before deciding jumping out of airplanes was more fun is about 40 years in the past. But I remember watching the ident guys using some kind of mild acid/caustic to...
  17. Just musing here a bit Parashooter, while having...

    Just musing here a bit Parashooter, while having my morning coffee to kick start my brain.

    How much of the differences in BC, whether using a G1 or G7 model, giving the Mk VII it's ballistic track...
  18. I wonder how many troops familiar with shotguns...

    I wonder how many troops familiar with shotguns back then thought the poor bugger walking point should have actually been armed with a pump shotgun and buckshot at those ranges?

    Reading of the...
  19. Thank you Alan. Although, at least on this side...

    Thank you Alan. Although, at least on this side of the pond in North America, I haven't heard vacuum cleaners generically referred to as "Hoovers". And now that I think of it, vacuum cleaner...
  20. I think that would fall more into the realm of...

    I think that would fall more into the realm of the military historians and collectors here; and you'd probably have to have some reach into DND as well as the desire to know.

    For the purposes of...
  21. Mk1 Leaf Sights for No. 4 Mk 1's... "Singers"???

    Curious about these sights as I don't have one - my Long Branch came with a CMk3.

    I assume "Singer" refers to Singer the company as a maker of these sights. I also assume that numerous companies...
  22. browningautorifle had a post here where he...

    browningautorifle had a post here where he pointed out that in recent memory, the Canadians have not taught shooting with bayonet fixed. Perhaps the occasional course had course staff that had a few...
  23. It's a .pdf copy of the pam, the info page says...

    It's a .pdf copy of the pam, the info page says "Prepared under direction of the Chief of the General Staff", publishing date 1945. I did searches on the word "ammunition"; there are only three...
  24. Relevant to the original question, this morning...

    Relevant to the original question, this morning over coffee I cranked various BC's through the JBM ballistics functions online. The short story is the Canadian military sighting criteria laid out in...
  25. Thank you and others for reminding me to pass on...

    Thank you and others for reminding me to pass on the cordite info.

    I had already passed that on to him, along with the Canadian/British sighting data also found here during my searches. It would...
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