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  1. Clayton

    Fare well Mr. President

    His kind will not come this way again no time soon. God bless Union Pacific.
  2. Clayton

    Hunting alone

    Worked for me more than once. And helped others more than a time or two.
  3. Clayton

    New Toy

    Your worst fear is that one of them gives you a "White Elephant". Think of the term as applied to ancient Siam.
  4. Clayton

    on a lighter note...

    A Golf Story Two women were playing golf. One teed off and watched in horror as her ball headed directly toward foursome of men playing the next hole. The ball hit one of the men. He immediately clasped his hands together at his groin, fell to the ground and proceeded to roll around in agony...
  5. Clayton

    on a lighter note...

    What we need is Justice For America!
  6. Clayton

    AUSTRALIA: Has Anyone Hunted With Aaron Corbett Of Australian Outback Buffalo Safaris?

    Yeah I know it's past my bedtime, but I've been waiting to see this. Congrats my friend.
  7. Clayton

    CAustin in Hospital

    He's right. Shooting something ALWAYS makes me feel better. Glad to see you're running on the surface Charlie. It's hard to keep a good man down.
  8. Clayton

    CAustin in Hospital

    Get well soon Charlie. Best wishes and prayers for your recovery.
  9. Clayton

    on a lighter note...

    The only cow in a small town in Northern Italy stopped giving milk. So the town folk found they could buy a cow in Sicily quite cheaply. So, they brought the cow over from Sicily. It was absolutely wonderful. it produced lots of milk every day and everyone was happy. They bought a bull to mate...
  10. Clayton

    on a lighter note...

    Multi-purpose. You can also use them to wipe down your .470s!
  11. Clayton

    The old crf vs prf debate....

    OK, not only a Dangerous Game situation, but in the event a poor Whitetail needs a second shot we owe it to him to deliver it as quickly as possible. It is our responsibility. My CRF experiences has been around various M98 Mausers, 1903A3 Springfields, one 1917 Eddystone, several FN Brownings...
  12. Clayton

    In defense of Vintage guns

    The man presents a compelling argument. For a serious Bolt Action Rifle the M98 is still an ideal platform. From that comes the Pre-64 Win M70. Yes I know, I'm an addict when it comes to them. Sure one gun or another may need a little attention, but in good condition they're worth it. Just my...
  13. Clayton

    Primer flattening question

    No expert here, but have a lot of experience working up loads like you're doing. Both @tarbe & @Hogpatrol are correct in their comments. Just from the photo, I can see no signs of excess pressure. Case head expansion is a good first sign to watch for. However it can be misleading sometimes. Once...
  14. Clayton

    30-06 - The calibre to love or hate?

    The venerable .30/06 is the classic example of greatness. You know you're there when so many others start taking pot shots at you. Rifle cartridges are a lot like fishing lures, a new year needs a new selection of baits. Yet the old '06 is still here doing what it's always done. Confess that I...
  15. Clayton

    FN Mauser bolt?

    "...I wonder if Mausers were designed that way for a reason?" Yes, reliability is the reason. Keep in mind these were designed for the Military and function is far more important than looks. That built in tolerance allows that rifle to be operated in unreal conditions. Funny that the next...
  16. Clayton

    FN Mauser bolt?

    They will do that. Never saw one that didn't. Also never had one "jamb" up. Not to say it can't happen though.
  17. Clayton

    10,000 posts and counting

    Congrats to you both. Always worth while reads.
  18. Clayton

    Case head protrusion 98 Mauser question?

    Thanks. I'll never be "all back" but what's left of me is good to be here. I'm operating under my own steam and am told I'm doing terrific. God's been good to me. I was glad to see you're still working on this one.
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    Case head protrusion 98 Mauser question?

    Quality takes time. No need to rush now and regret later.
  20. Clayton

    Case head protrusion 98 Mauser question?

    Good plan. You can always take off a little, but you can't put it back on. You ought to have a nice rig when you finish. Wish I could hang in the shop with you. You could teach me a lot. Made a lot of machine drawings for the shop over the years, but the only tool I ever put a hand to was a new...
  21. Clayton

    Case head protrusion 98 Mauser question?

    AH! If you're NOT fitting a new barrel, that small amount shouldn't be a problem. You should still be well covered for the case web. If you are fitting a new barrel you will need to pay attention to this dimension. You do not want the web exposed back there. I can't find anything but SAAMI...
  22. Clayton

    Case head protrusion 98 Mauser question?

    Can't give you an answer right now. But it's going to have some variables to take into account: Cone Breach? Caliber? Belted or not? Glad you posted this one, I'm going to get to learn something from it.
  23. Clayton

    on a lighter note...

    HUMPH. I'd think they both would have the same dream.
  24. Clayton

    on a lighter note...

    My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table. I asked her, "Do you know him?" "Yes", she sighed, "He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those...
  25. Clayton

    Holland's Super 30

    MS your buddy must have thought highly of the friendship. Charlotte used to say: "A friend is someone that knows all about you and still likes you". You are fortunate to have had such a friend. He will be honored and remembered with every round you put down the barrel. And that's what he wanted...
  26. Clayton

    Just arrived: 375 H&H Mod 70 Alaskan

    In all probability the factory bedding won't need any work. The forward recoil lug pretty much insures that. Don't know if your rifle has it, but Winchester was even bedding the lug on the under side of the barrel on Alaskans. A really good idea. You may however, want to consider something I've...
  27. Clayton

    Why was 9mm Short developed?

    You do know your way around a semi-auto.
  28. Clayton

    Why was 9mm Short developed?

    Both will serve you well. Hopefully neither of you will ever have to put one to the test.
  29. Clayton

    Why was 9mm Short developed?

    One driving factor was that most Military & Law Enforcement "ranking" officers do not carry full size side arms. The .32 ACP was considered small for the job so a short 9mm fit the bill perfectly. And yes, the PP & PPK were and still are excellent little weapons for these rounds.
  30. Clayton

    New Rifle

    If you can find a Leupold VX-II 3-9x33mm A/O, Rimfire EFR you will not regret it.
  31. Clayton

    Africa coming quickly

    Good luck to you all heading off. No matter how soon or long.
  32. Clayton

    13 Days!

    Best of luck to you. Wish I were going with you.
  33. Clayton

    Bedding of a rifle

    Sorry I didn't even think of this one. @Hogpatrol is right. I've got a small fortune tied up in quite a few of these T-Handled units. They are worth the cost. Especially on very accurate Bench & Varmint Rifles.
  34. Clayton

    Bedding of a rifle

    Properly bedded, I can't see where it would have any adverse effects. Should be no different than simply removing and replacing the barreled action for a cleaning. Others here with more experience may have better advice to offer.
  35. Clayton

    Stock refinishing help

    You did a good job. But then you don't need me to tell you that, it's evident all by itself.
  36. Clayton

    Stock refinishing help

    You have a really nice looking stock there with a good job finishing it. Now's NOT the time to cause problems. I really cant guarantee this from personal experience, but it's said no finish will react or set up properly when applied over wax. Like you, I've used Tru-Oil numerous times over the...
  37. Clayton

    We need you to help me support Lisa

    This Lady has my vote. You hang in there Lisa. Good Hunting.
  38. Clayton

    How you know the world has gone crazy

    Where are we going? Why are we in this hand basket?
  39. Clayton

    Jack O'Connor Big Game Hunter

    A man I never met and yet I still miss him.
  40. Clayton

    Leica Spotting Scopes Quality Equipment

    I have the APO Televid 82 25x-50x and can tell you it is incredible!
  41. Clayton

    Wolves and moose in Jackson Hole Wyoming

    Might want to start making plans to export some moose.
  42. Clayton


    Welcome to AH Sir. WOW you do bring a lot to the forum. Look forward to your contributions.
  43. Clayton

    No explanation needed

    I didn't know you can get used toilet paper in a roll.
  44. Clayton

    Snakebites - Who Gets Bitten & Who Dies?

    Never met anyone that said: "Gee I miss the Dinosaurs". Doubt things would be much different if the snakes were all gone too.
  45. Clayton

    Experience & Value Versus Cost

    This has gone off the rails. At this pace we'll get the attention of the Anti-Strippers and that will be followed by lawyers and a negative media blitz.
  46. Clayton

    Attic find

    Congratulations. The 721 will probably prove to be a great find.
  47. Clayton

    SOUTH AFRICA: The Blonde Is Back

    Like Royal, I never took more than 3 weeks and that was only four times. Enjoy your month hunting and spending time with "The Blonde".
  48. Clayton

    You Gotta Love Sam Elliot

    Lots of wisdom there!
  49. Clayton

    Experience & Value Versus Cost

    I've heard "The best things in life are free". Problem is this one would come riddled with hidden costs that wouldn't show up for some time after the event.