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Matthew McCrae

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  1. I wish him the best of luck and a speedy recovery.
  2. The biggest misnomer in Shiloh rifles was he so called Paper Patch Chamber. a Chamber that had a freebore. That was not a Paper patch chamber. It was IIRC due to the popularity of Grease grove bullets and the need to seat them out farther to gain case capacity on the like of the 45-70 and possibly the 45-90 Paper patch bullets should be (under all but the most extreme circumstances) patched to .001" under bore diameter and no freebore is needed. That so called paper patch chamber was just the opposite. When a paper patched bullet is fired in a freebore chamber the bullet obsturates filling the freebore and will strip the paper jacket from the bullet and now you have an ungreased, ungroved pure lead bullet mucking up the work and each subsequent round just makes it worse. How ever that design got mixed up in the rifles is of no consequence because that was early NY guns. a few guys in the BPCR competitions petitioned Wolfgang to change the chambers. I believe the Montana guns never have a freebored chamber. But I'm not 100% sure. I'm sure OLG knows far more about this than I do. I've just been doing a lot of reading lately and three reloading manuals in have say that a freebored 45 Black powder chamber is not a paper patch chamber. I have a Shiloh in 45-110 and there is no free bore but that stands to reason. It's about a month old at this point.
  3. This is a complement to the thoroughness of the linked PDF. My god that reads like a legal brief. But I'm glad it's that thorough.
  4. Anything marketed as a gun oil (other than one i'll mention below) is marked up about 2000% and ain't worth much more than 3 in one oil. I use Turbine oil. otherwise known as spindle oil or even compressor oil. The stuff runs about $15 per gallon. it's has a few properties I like, it's thin, ISO vg 22 or thinner. It takes a Minnesota winter to get the stuff to thicken up. It contains anti oxidants to prevent corrosion, and it will not thicken much over time. the other oil marketed as a gun oil that I fully endorse is Geissele go juice. buy a bottle of each oil and grease and give it a try.
  5. Sorry OLG no not for a case that is six years old. I watched the Enbanc hearing and the judges were spoon feeding the attorneys, Statements of If you could bring use a situation like this or that, or if you were to argue the situation under these conditions. All I can say is watch the days of EnBanc hearings and you'll see.
  6. they also have a distinct sound and rhythm when cocked fast and anything other than four clicks sounds odd. even on a Uberti
  7. Most of the pro gun attorneys in California are idiots they don't fight the law on simple terms in a lot of cases but simply try to use constitutionality as the basis for the compliant. It usually fails. If they would just just fight it on simpler term and stop trying to get a good enough case for SCOTUS. we might be able to get laws over turned at the lower level. We lost Paruta due to mishandling of the arguments and the judges were spoon feeding the attorneys the question and arguments they wanted to hear to rule in favor of the plaintiff and they still didn't get the hint.
  8. Thank you sir for the cooperation and patients. Spur straps showed up last night. Beautiful. thank you
  9. Less the one third of my firearms the state knows about. I bought a lot of stuff before registration was required and before computerized systems.
  10. you could since the powder measure is all zink and aluminum cast bits. no chance of spark. Dillon will tell you don't do it. There is a die that will replace the powder die that uses a funnel and you can hand dip your powder too. it's all up to you though. Myself since i'll be loading 45-110 need to do too many operations too much powder and too tall of a cartridge. so I'm going to single stage it.
  11. I'm not even sure California want to try and bight that one off. I'd drown them in paper work
  12. I fat fingered that one should have read they can not
  13. I'll put it to you this way. I need another safe,
  14. They can't and it's specifically cited in code. The gentleman's statement is incorrect. And this is what happens with California gun laws far to much confusion and conjecture
  15. You've been hanging out at turners haven't you?? That is patently false. you do not need to have a firearm of record in the system to buy ammuntion. and I quote If I don’t have a firearm recorded in my name, can I still purchase ammunition? Yes. Certificate of Eligibility validations and Basic Ammunition Eligibility Checks (single transaction or purchase) may be completed without having a firearm recorded in the Automated Firearm System. (Pen. Code, § 30370, Cal. Code of Reg., tit. 11 §§ 4303, 4305.) If you have been rejected but have had no previous issues buying a firearm, it's most likely someone fat fingered your application and you have mismatched information on your documents and application. or the system just fouled up.
  16. I have a 45 colt Uberti 1873 with and Octagonal barrel and my brass lands on my hat or at my feet.
  17. I agree. the Stoeger is what it is and when I can afford it I'll be replacing my coach gun with an SKB, buy once cry once. That said and about fixing stuff I just shelled out $3300 to the dealer to fix a bunch of minor to significant stuff on my truck. I have no desire to drop a fuel tank or crawl under it to change fluids in all the gear boxes. I figure, yeah expensive, but I'm not beat up and sore. I have nothing to prove to anyone.
  18. Smokestack Posted a load a while back that I copied 12ga 7/8 oz #25 MEC bushing = 13.9 grains of clays gray winchester or claybuster wad
  19. Not bragging but having a shop and some skills sure does help. If my Stoeger breaks i can machine a part from solid 4140 prehard and tig weld or silver braze in place with proper recoil shoulders to keep the load off the weld/braze joint. and no I'm not looking for business. If it breaks I can fix it. all I need is time and motivation.
  20. The wood box is for fire protection, 1" thick lumber takes a lot to get burning. and that's not finished lumber that's 1 actual inch thick. And the bigger powder lockers are required to be made from 2" lumber not 2x4 or 2x8 but a real 2" thick chunk. there's a whole list of secification these thing need to meet to be considered good to go. problem is I just chose to ignore the BS buy what i need and be smart about how it's stored and used. Primers sit on the loading bench in the garage. in the original packaging i only keep a few thousand of each on hand at the most.
  21. Powder valley has no issue shipping. It's not law you're breaking, it's fire code and that's regulation. The trouble you'll get into is if something should happen you will be financially liable for any damages since an insurance company is not going to cover the incident. I order between 2 and five pounds of black at a time. I have over five times the fire code limit for smokeless, but I also have everything in a flammables locker too. In my competition shooting I run through about 30 pound of smokeless a year. Keep in mind that there may be a regulation on how much powder you have on hand, but there is no law on how much loaded ammo. so just buy it and load it.
  22. If you had nothing better to do with your time the ATF had construction criteria for the powder magazines as they call them. wood thicknesses and maximum pounds stored. I don't have a link but it's on the web somewhere if you ever got bored.
  23. I'm not a fan of the old refrigerator thing but that's just me. For Smokeless, Any old metal locker or storage cabinet will do as long as it can vent. Humidity is no an issue as long as you keep the containers caped tightly. For black and more that a few pounds. I highly recommend a wood box that has vents (read that as pressure relief) While I'm not afraid of black powder I treat it with a healthy amount of respect, and right now only keep about five or less pounds on hand. when I get to the point that I'm ordering 20 pounds or more. I will build a vented wood box and place it someplace that would cause less issue if it went off due to fire.
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