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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-08-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,743
Posted By Bayou City Boy
It would be interesting if some of those rocks...

It would be interesting if some of those rocks could disclose the history that they've seen.


-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-08-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,743
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Nice pictures, Rick. My wife is a...

Nice pictures, Rick.

My wife is a professional photographer who moved from film to digital cameras maybe 20 years ago. Much easier to deal with after the shutter opens and closes, and the quality...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-07-2022, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Thanks, Bill. I'm not wanting to try any...

Thanks, Bill.

I'm not wanting to try any as I'm happy with my own hand swaged 38 grain HP. I just thought that there might be a new vendor lurking around out there. I remember Custom...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-06-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By Bayou City Boy
CRT Bullets

I just ran across a reference to a 20 caliber "CRT" bullet.

Does anyone have any information, or am I missing the obvious?

-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-06-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,743
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Rick, I'm glad to see that you've become a full...

Rick, I'm glad to see that you've become a full fledged fan of the 20 VT.

I still remember all of the schrapnel that rained down on me, when on the then brand new 204 Ruger Forum, I made the...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-05-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,102
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Dang........ Prayers up. -BCB

Dang........ Prayers up.

-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-04-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Years ago a friend of my wife dropped by the...

Years ago a friend of my wife dropped by the house while I was grousing about the weight of sand in shooting bags, and she told me about the plastic pellets like you find in an old bean bag chair. ...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-04-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Generally a stiff load cures a lot of fire...

Generally a stiff load cures a lot of fire forming issues. Once and done........

-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-04-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
The Caldwell Matrix works well with AR-15 rifles...

The Caldwell Matrix works well with AR-15 rifles too. It works equally great for both left and right handed shooters shooting from a bench. My oldest son bought one and I liked it, so I bought one...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-03-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
I was referring to recessed bolt faces like found...

I was referring to recessed bolt faces like found on the Rem 700 and the A-Bolt Micro where it has been said with a broad brush that it could not happen.

-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-03-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
I knew some had done it and I was hoping that...

I knew some had done it and I was hoping that they would speak up about their experience.

On the bolt plunger extractor, notice that on my rifle that the stepped down half shows absolutely no...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-03-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
I knew that over the years here that more than...

I knew that over the years here that more than one bolt had been bushed for purposes like creating a Hornet bolt, but I could not remember who had done it. Old Timer Syndrome... :)

Thanks,...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-03-2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
A cropped picture of the bolt face for us older...

A cropped picture of the bolt face for us older guys. :D

https://i.imgur.com/DKBhUVgl.jpg
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-02-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
It's a fairly simple process when you see it. ...

It's a fairly simple process when you see it.



-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-02-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
And for my fan base here, pics of 4 of the 5...

And for my fan base here, pics of 4 of the 5 rifles that I mentioned here...........

I found a full length cell phone pose of my first 17 WSM taken a few years ago, so I dropped it in here too.
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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-02-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Its scattered rain here today so I stayed inside...

Its scattered rain here today so I stayed inside and took several pics of my A-Bolt 22 Hornet bolt face and magazine. It has a recessed bolt face with a spring loaded extractor and a spring loaded...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-02-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By Bayou City Boy
After you anneal, use a stiff load to fire form...

After you anneal, use a stiff load to fire form the cartridge shoulder completely with one shot. An accurate load can come later.

Having to do it twice with a lighter load only takes you back to...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-02-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Good comments, Bill. Good old Peter Paul...

Good comments, Bill.

Good old Peter Paul Mauser apparently knew what he was doing. The action has been around for a long time, and it's been copied a few times over the years. ;) In his...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-02-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Gosh.......... I didn't know that. -BCB

Gosh.......... I didn't know that.

-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-02-2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
I never wasted any time with one because I didn't...

I never wasted any time with one because I didn't want to spend time smoothing one up. Those who have seem to like the action. No idea if the action could be made to work RE bolt face opening.
...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-02-2022, 03:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
P-14 Enfield actions/rifles chamber in 303...

P-14 Enfield actions/rifles chamber in 303 British and Krag Jorgenson riles chambered in 30-40 US made it work.

And even though the 220 Swift case is a semi-rimmed cartridge, it has a rim, and it...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-02-2022, 02:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Which bolt face on the mini's Mauser action has...

Which bolt face on the mini's Mauser action has the AR type ejector and is fully push feed? Is it the 223 bolt face? Iirc, it also came in a 7.62x39 bolt face?

-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-02-2022, 12:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Sadly, our small bore diameter/small cartridge...

Sadly, our small bore diameter/small cartridge affliction here represents a very small niche market in the total scheme of things related to firearms. Most companies can sell far more 30-06 and 243...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-01-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,720
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Maybe I'm wrong but it seems like this has...

Maybe I'm wrong but it seems like this has morphed into a "what is the best cartridge" in what barrel length rifle for this or that. All I'm saying is that for a RF cartridge, the 17 WSM shouldn't...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-01-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,720
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Good post, Gary. It puts the 17 WSM into the...

Good post, Gary. It puts the 17 WSM into the proper perspective where maybe it trunps other RF cartridges. It won't ever replace CF cartridge loaded to higher pressures with significant increases...
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