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Old 08-15-2017, 10:51 PM   #16
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all it takes for the 42 to go from 8mm to 7.62 is change top cover
feed tray barrel bushing barrel and blast cone can be done in about 5min
and yes in 7.62 it becomes a mg3
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:43 PM   #17
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Yep, the powder in all that Santa Barbara is not good. It would not even work in the FAL with the gas adjusted all the way up or down.

Had some Aussie that ran like a raped ape in the same rifle.

I'm going to get a collet puller and pull down all the Santa Barbara, then recharge it with some British surplus Radway Green powder (same as IMR 4895). Not having any issues with the primers, so I'll dump the old powder in the garden, recharge, re-seat, then crimp with my Lee factory crimp die.

"The truly dangerous man dresses inconspicuously and is soft- spoken. He walks away from most confrontations. The only time you learn that the truly dangerous man is mad at you is a split second before you die, for he never fights. He only kills. The truly dangerous man knows that fighting is what children do and killing is what men do." - Charley Reese 1986
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:55 PM   #18
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I'm fixing to start staging ammo cans @ the front door for my annual happy time @ my happy place. Hopefully every thing I take goes bang & all my toys run fine.

4 days 3 nights all inclusive room, 3 meals per day, open bar @ night with premium booze & range. Even better my buddy who I do the seasonal beer garden for has bought once again as a bonus.
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