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    "Yes, the SAF target Rifle saga was sad indeed....

    "Yes, the SAF target Rifle saga was sad indeed. The Omark was the better rifle."

    And it was at that point that the "Rifle Cubs" who were LEGALLY, (Defence Act 1910), the third level of the defence...
  2. It seems to be a global truth that 'vital" ground...

    It seems to be a global truth that 'vital" ground is "vital" ground through the ages.

    Look at the Middle East,for starters The same mountain passes, water crossings, ports, etc, fought over for...
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    Shouldn't there be a charger-guide in that kit as...

    Shouldn't there be a charger-guide in that kit as well?
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    That rear trigger-guard screw is one of those...

    That rear trigger-guard screw is one of those parts perennially butchered by the "unknowing". When the rifle is seriously stripped that that little transverse screw comes out AFTER the bigger screw...
  5. The other thing about the FN 49 / FAL etc. is...

    The other thing about the FN 49 / FAL etc. is that the rear of the bolt radically changes direction of movement during lockup. Is there any indication of "friction braking caused by drag of the...
  6. .30-06 and 7.92 should have essentially identical...

    .30-06 and 7.92 should have essentially identical rim diameter and thickness.

    However, differences in extractor design may prove a small challenge.

    There seems to be pros and cons with both...
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    Many of them seem to have been shipped to India....

    Many of them seem to have been shipped to India.

    An interesting twist is that post WW2, Indian troops, apparently many toting MK V rifles, went to "French Indo-China" to deal with the surrender /...
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    Mil-spec barrel evaluation usually involved a...

    Mil-spec barrel evaluation usually involved a "target" consisting of a white background with a vertical black bar on it

    A straight barrel will show even sized and shaped reflections of the black...
  9. Look more like tool-marks caused by the gun drill...

    Look more like tool-marks caused by the gun drill or the reamer picking up swarf and scoring the bore before rifling. Insufficient coolant / lube pressure out of the cutting head of the drill or...
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    A couple of things: Lee Enfield barrels,...

    A couple of things:

    Lee Enfield barrels, especially SMLE and earlier, are nor exactly "plug and play" items.

    Then there are the intersting 'thread-spec' differences between a No 4 and all those...
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    6.5 x 55 Swede? Max OAL in the mag? ...

    6.5 x 55 Swede?

    Max OAL in the mag?

    Otherwise pretty much identical head diameter.

    Could be an interesting field and range critter.
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    A different angle: Chinese military involved...

    A different angle:

    Chinese military involved in Wuhan viral research project, finding 1,640 new viruses JoNova
  13. How many of these women are trained and qualified...

    How many of these women are trained and qualified medics? Most?

    I doubt they are going to be deployed en masse in the field as combat troops. However, if you belong to a unit that steps out of...
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    That's the stuff that was available by the pallet...

    That's the stuff that was available by the pallet here in Oz in the early / mid 1970's. Superb ammo with top-grade cases. Berdan primed (.217" eg. RWS 5608 / 5627 / Vihtavoury Kemira .217") NON...
  15. In retrospect, Tony was somewhat ahead of the...

    In retrospect, Tony was somewhat ahead of the design curve as it developed and his rifle being a "one-off" probably needed a few "refinements". I've bee party to building a few 'Tube Rifles" on...
  16. Internova A. S. R. 86 rifle, Australia

    This was a private experimental venture circa 1988-1989 in an attempt to build a more robust but relatively lightweight, bolt-actioned "sniper rifle" in 7.62 NATO chambering.

    I heard it referred...
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    Looks decidedly Indian to me: Metal markings,...

    Looks decidedly Indian to me: Metal markings, fore-end style, etc.

    The numbers painted on the butt would indicate just WHY it ended up as a "Grenade Launching Only" piece of kit.

    I guess there...
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    Last time I looked at PPU .303 factory "ball"...

    Last time I looked at PPU .303 factory "ball" loads, they were using a 174gn BOAT-TAIL. This may have something to do with the results downrange. Because of the minimal contact with the "generous"...
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    And that "large-primer Portuguese stuff is a bit...

    And that "large-primer Portuguese stuff is a bit different from the Brit issue. The primer cup of all that FNM pre-WEW2 .303 ball I encountered was brass; thus NOT mercuric primed.

    However, the...
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    Something built up/ refurbished by a club...

    Something built up/ refurbished by a club armourer, when there were such things?
  21. Norma used to sell a 220gn .308" RNSP bullet;...

    Norma used to sell a 220gn .308" RNSP bullet; known for its impressive performance, even on "Texas heart-shots". They seem to currently only list a 200gn job, though.

    See Sierra for other...
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    I also remember the actual practice tubes to use...

    I also remember the actual practice tubes to use with these dummy bombs. They had a port cut into the side of the tube near the base and an angled plate welded in as a deflector.

    This meant that...
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    The Dillon 600 is what I settled on after...

    The Dillon 600 is what I settled on after flogging out both a CH and RCBS tools. The centre spindle that rides inside the case and supports the web tents to bend if you run a case that has an...
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    Much of what people refer to as "Carbon" is...

    Much of what people refer to as "Carbon" is oxidized detritus from the bullet jacket and some from the actual case. Smokeless propellants leave very little residue because the Nitro-Cellulose (and...
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    I recall the "blacking" technique was called...

    I recall the "blacking" technique was called "blazing off" and involved heating the component (but NOT to a sparkling red heat), briefly dunking it in "oil" (probably whale oil in the "good-old...
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