Skip to comments.Gun Talk Radio 12/26/10
Posted on 12/26/2010 5:16:19 PM PST by mylife
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Hey Tick, where are you at? Austin area, Dallas, Houston? Just wondering cause I might be able to help out. I’m in the Pflugerville metroplex thing.
Non shrouded would not bother me.
I have the 1390 ( or is it the 9013? ) its a heavy beast, the one thats like 5’long. I shoot Winchester through mine, its dead nuts spot on. 100 bucks at Cabela’s
I had problems with the bolt until I put it up on the shed roof in the Texas summer heat and cleaned it real good.. They usually have a ton of cosmoline in ‘em... Read: Heat them up and clean soon after, I just use solar power...
Sweet big bore... hug her good ‘cause she will show you some love!
Chicken fried steak would have worked too!
It weren’t bad!
Hit the spot on a cold azz December day.
Consider an 8mm mauser, but I agree with waterhill, just cook the cosmoline out, clean it and have fun.
Placing the metal parts in a black plastic bag in summer will melt any cosmoline away.
I use brake cleaner to spray out the tight spots.
a go-no go-field gauge will quickly determine correct headspace.
Ammunition 7.62x54r - for now is pretty cheap. The “spam cans” (440 rounds) are still less than $100.00.
jg sales, ctd, and aim surplus all have pretty decent ammunition prices. Popular ammo terms - “Light ball”=147gr, “Heavy ball”=180gr.
If you can, try to get a Finnish Mosin - typically more accurate than the standard 91/30s.
for more information.
Wolf, Winchester, and PRVI, and a few others all make modern (non-corrosive) ammunition in this caliber.
Lots of fun, big noise, big recoil, and big muzzle flash!
I have an 113 year old Finn capture.
Still works great
Generally, if the serial number on the bolt matches the serial number on the receiver, there usually is no need to have the headspace checked (If you're worried about it, just fire it from the hip the first couple of times.)
Cleaning the cosmoline out of them is a pain in the rear. To get the chamber clean and to make the bolt work easier, there are videos on the internet that show a few cleaning techniques. I used a 20 gauge shotgun wire brush and a variable speed drill with Hoppes to clean mine out good. Made a huge difference.
If you clean your weapon after returning from the range religiously, there is no need to worry about corrosive ammo. I've fired hundreds and hundreds of surplus Chech, Yugo, Slav, Polish, and Russian through mine. I've never experienced a single ammo problem.
My rifle with all standard issue accessories only set me back $80 on sale at Dunhams.
Thanks for the info FRiends!
The oversized brush on the drill motor is an excellent hint to make the bolt work mo better.
Good info. Thanks very much!
>> I have the Smith 360 PD
I found it on the S&W site. That’s a nice handgun. Kind of spendy though.
>> I much prefer the baby Glock.
Well, right or wrong we’re leaning towards a revolver for her.
I’m thinking about a Glock for me though. Not sure which model. I may carry it some, but mostly around my own work and property, and in my vehicle. I don’t feel the need to start with the absolute smallest gun, if I have to trade away other features (i.e. capacity) to get small size. Recommendations as to model? As far as caliber I’m leaning towards 9mm.
Yep. First couple of times I took it out, I found that I needed to really smack the bolt to get it open (almost needed a 2 x 4).
I try to stay away from the painted steel case ammo. That helps also.
Rugged simplicity endures.
You are right about the bolt.
I always blamed it on the steel case, but brass does the same thing.
And by golly sometimes that is all you need!
>> So get a Smith Airweight. It is what the Taurus is modeled after anyway.
Interesting suggestion. 15oz... heavier than the 360PD or Taurus 85M but lighter than a similar stainless .38.
The one in your photo has a black finish but the S&W website only lists a silver matte.
How well could I expect that aluminum alloy frame to hold up compared to a titanium frame?
It’s a little more $$$ than the Taurus but not *that* much more.