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gun nutty

Member Since 06 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Mar 19 2017 11:11 AM

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In Topic: Built Another Computer.!

22 February 2017 - 12:21 AM


"I keep my Linux on a USB drive...any computer is "my computer""


That is Not a bad idea!!!! I shall try that.


Puppy Linux installs nicely on a USB stick.

In Topic: Springfield 1903 Sporter?

07 February 2017 - 11:36 PM

Is that a slot for a Pederson device on the left raceway?

In Topic: 03 Springfield Serial # Safety

30 January 2017 - 07:53 AM

I was given a nicely sportized 03 Springfield reciever recently and know they generally consider 800k serial #'s and lower to be unsafe. Mine is in the 815k range. It has been nicely drilled and tapped, with a really nice high polish blue. It has obviously been together in this form due to some raceway bluing wear.

Is there a general consensus that this would be safe? If I did build something would most likely be a low pressure round.

I know failure rates were very miniscule, and this action has most likely been used up until several years ago, but wanted to get a few more opinions on it. I've built many rifles, just never messed around with 03's.



"The change in heat treating was instituted between serial number 750,00 and 800,000 at Springfield and by serial number 285,506 at Rock Island Arsenal. Rifles manufactured after these serial numbers are referred to as "high numbered" receivers and are commonly stated to be safe to shoot."


At 815k and per generally accepted serial number ranges, you have a double heat treated 03 and it's in the "high" range. You should be fine.

In Topic: Chamber

26 January 2017 - 08:59 PM

it would be a yugo action and a 308   commercial barrel and yes i know ejection can be tough but i think i can over come that

I'd stick with the 308, but if you've got an itch....

In Topic: Chamber

25 January 2017 - 07:44 PM

it has been perplexing me will a 308 chamber clear if reamed to 300 win short mag?

308 Win, case length = 2.015, base-to-neck =  1.7118


300 Win Short Mag, case length = 2.1000, base to neck = 1.8027


300 Win Short has a fatter body, less body taper, sharper shoulder angle. It should completely clean out.


Bigger question is "in what"? A Mauser? Short Magnums are tricky to get feeding in a 98. Unless it's a true "short action", 30'06 take-off barrels are plentiful. And no, a 30'06 won't clean out a 308 chamber, unless you set things back a thread or two.