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by Crash
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: How Effective are Target Wadcutters as a Self-Defense Load?
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: How Effective are Target Wadcutters as a Self-Defense Load?

Wad-cutters are almost always made of very soft lead and have a hollow base. Being very soft lead, velocities and energy of wad-cutter loads must be modest to prevent severe lead fouling. The deform but don't really expand and penetrate reasonably well. Before the advent of jacketed hollow point pi...
by Crash
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Copper Fouling in Pistol Barrels
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Copper Fouling in Pistol Barrels

bmwrdr wrote:I'd assume the Glock doesn't show fowling in the barrel because it is polygonal and not grooved rifling.


Maybe that's it. Appreciate your input. However, I'm still wondering about that velocity threshold for depositing copper fouling????

Crash
by Crash
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Copper Fouling in Pistol Barrels
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Copper Fouling in Pistol Barrels

WTR wrote:Hijack......my .308 is actually more accurate if I leave some copper layed down in the barrel.


WTR,

Yes, I've heard that before. But, what about my question?

Crash
by Crash
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Copper Fouling in Pistol Barrels
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Copper Fouling in Pistol Barrels

Almost every time I shoot my Howa bolt-action (.308 Winchester) more than just a few shots I have to clean some copper fouling out of the barrel. However, yesterday I fired about 100 rounds from my Glock 43, all of them copper-jacketed and when I cleaned the gun afterwards there was no copper foulin...
by Crash
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: How Effective are Target Wadcutters as a Self-Defense Load?
Replies: 9
Views: 393

How Effective are Target Wadcutters as a Self-Defense Load?

I've read in a couple of different places that target wadcutters can be an effective self-defense load even though the velocity is pretty low. It is claimed that they penetrate well and don't recoil much, thus allowing quicker, better-aimed follow-up shots. Anybody know of any self-defense shootings...
by Crash
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: .357 Magnum Ballistics from a 20" Barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: .357 Magnum Ballistics from a 20" Barrel

Hornady has made the claim that the 140-grain Leverevolution gets 1850 fps and 1064 lb-ft from an 18″ carbine. Velocity from a 20" barrel may not be much different, especially if they are using a fast burning propellant designed to burn in a shorter barrel. Of course one gun isn't always equal...
by Crash
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: .357 Magnum Ballistics from a 20" Barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: .357 Magnum Ballistics from a 20" Barrel

Bitter Clinger wrote:This one?:

https://www.hornady.com/ammunition/hand ... olution#!/#specs


Bitter Clinger,

Thanks a lot--this is very helpful.

Crash
by Crash
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: .357 Magnum Ballistics from a 20" Barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 236

.357 Magnum Ballistics from a 20" Barrel

Anybody know the ballistics, i.e., velocity and muzzle energy, of the Hornady 140 Flextip .357 Magnum round from a 20" rifle barrel out to 100 yards?

Thanks,

Crash
by Crash
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Will Modifications Lower the Value of a Browning M92?
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Will Modifications Lower the Value of a Browning M92?

Yes it would lower the collector value unfortunately. Resale value maybe not. If its someone who wants it as a collectors piece then they will want it as close to new from store as possible. For instance a Colt Python with no or a faint turn line with original box and paper work can and have sold e...
by Crash
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Interesting going out in public as a LTC
Replies: 22
Views: 909

Re: Interesting going out in public as a LTC

The only person who has ever said anything about me carrying (whenever possible for more than 30 years) was my wife. I was wearing jeans with my shirt tucked in and she pointed at my right front pocket and said, "You're carrying, aren't you?" I pulled my wallet out of the pocket and said, ...
by Crash
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Carry style
Replies: 22
Views: 772

Re: Carry style

AIWB, 90% of the time, sometimes in the front pockete.
by Crash
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Prayer Requests & Updates
Topic: Prayers for my wife and her family
Replies: 19
Views: 496

Re: Prayers for my wife and her family

Our deepest condolences to your wife and her family. May God grant them comfort and peace.

Crash
by Crash
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 97 Available in 20 Gauge?
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Winchester Model 97 Available in 20 Gauge?

Was the Winchester Model 97 ever available in 20 gauge?

Crash
by Crash
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Replacement Sights for Browning M92 in .44 Magnum
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Replacement Sights for Browning M92 in .44 Magnum

If the rear sight has a standard 3/8" dovetail you should have many choices. I don't know if Marbles tang sights require drilling or just using the proper mounting screw/s. Here's a link to Brownell's for Marbles. http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/sights/rear-sights/tang-sights-prod31771.as...
by Crash
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Heckler & Koch Blackballs Israel
Replies: 30
Views: 1338

Re: Heckler & Koch Blackballs Israel

I was considering an H&K handgun, but I won't be buying any of their firearms now--or probably ever again.....

Crash

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