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    Quote Originally Posted by sdk1968 View Post
    ah you had your cloak of invisibility on when that picture got took. LOL
    Yah, I work on Harry Potter's bike and get to borrow his toys every now and then lol!

    Got the next round of 7.62x25/Mosin adapter loads put together this morning. Trying the Berry .311 123g SP's this time. I couldn't find load data anywhere, so had to do some extrapolating. It appears the the 9mm was based on the 7.62x25 without the neck. Both these cartridges run around 35k psi max. As the base of the 123g bullets sit where the bottleneck starts, and not down further taking up internal case capacity like a 124g bullet will in a 9mm, using a starting load for 9mm/124g cast bullet should be ok. Went with 5g of SW-AP at 1.55 oal. Obviously too long to fit the Tok mag, I still tried the plunk test in the Tok barrel. Dropped right in. Just wanted to know if the larger diameter bullet would fit the Tok chamber in case I can't find enough accuracy with the .308 110g .30 Carbine bullets.

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    that makes a super long TOK round.

    might be great fun for single shot. you ever shoot anything that makes a mess? would love to see what this type of TOK does to a soda bottle or melon vs regular store bought TOK. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdk1968 View Post
    that makes a super long TOK round.

    might be great fun for single shot. you ever shoot anything that makes a mess? would love to see what this type of TOK does to a soda bottle or melon vs regular store bought TOK. :-)
    Those 123g Tok loads were a little better. Got all 10 on paper, and 4 of those hit black. I'm guessing it was the fatter bullet. No pressure signs on the brass/primer so room to amp it up. Thinking about more speed (which is scary for someone ill equipped for thinking such as myself lol), will it hurt more than help? The bullet has about an inch to travel before it hits the rifling instead of the .020" I usually aim for, so it's already gathering speed. I wonder how far it skids before the rifling imparts rotation. Such is the fun of reloading cast bullets. Only the amount of time and $ I want to throw at it will tell. Which ain't much lol!
    The control group I shot was those 165g FP's, that none of my rifles like, over 8g of HP38. Windage shifted right to left. I got no clues there, but they grouped better.

    Then I grabbed the M92. Tried a new bullet, a 125g TC, instead of the 125g RNFP I started with. Grouped about the same, still minuteofclaypigeon at 50yd, but the biggest thing I learned was how much better they fed. Slicker than deer guts on a door knob. The RNFP's would hitch chambering every now and then. Those were what the rifle was designed to feed. I get every gun is different, but I'm going to work more with the TC's.

    That's as far as I got. In 45 minutes my hands were froze and cried enough. Think I'll get a couple cheap golf gloves to see if they'll work ok as shooting gloves.

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    The time of year I hate the most is here. Cabin fever has set in. Too cold and snowy to go to the range. Except for 100 rds. left to load for the Mauser, and any misc. experiment I can dream up, the reloading is done. That leaves the "Bubba's workbench" projects. Got the ejector parts for Dad's .22, which I'll get to next, but worked on a couple other projects yesterday. Started with the AK. Always wondered what it would be like to shoot one with a pistol grip. One of the parts sellers had an Xmas deal on a plastic E. Ger. set minus the lower hand guard for $20. Cheap enough for a few hours of winter entertainment. Got the butt stock off and went to fit the plastic one and ran into the first problem, it's too wide. Forgot one of the things that makes the Chinese AK's the best is they use 1.5 mm steel in the receiver instead of the 1 mm used in the combloc units. I'll have to file .020" off each side to get it in. Then problem 2. The pistol grip screw is too short so I'll have to find a longer one.

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    Then I grabbed the M16 to put a different scope on. The carry handle scope looks the part of an oe Colt clone, sort of lol! but the optics aren't the best. I want to do an M14/M16 comparo at 200 yd, and to be fair they should have the same scope so picked up another Leupold 3x9, and some Nikon P-rings to mount it. Those rings are ok. A little deburring like any aluminium ring and they slid right on the rail. Will make it easy to move over to the M4 also.

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