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by Waffentag
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42

I will not be able to make it to the range this weekend, but will let you know when I do get to the range.

8mm seemed to run fine, I have not tried the wolf, I was using some FN made stuff.

The 80s steel Romanian surplus seemed to run fine in my 08/15.
by Waffentag
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42

Thanks for testing them out. Here is what bmg17a1, had to say on the gunboards forum. "Case separations are extremely rare with MG42s in my experience with them.... Since you say that the specs are correct compared to NATO, sounds to me like a combination of thin, brittle metal and improperly a...
by Waffentag
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42

I weighed a number of the Malaysian cases and they were all over from 180 to 185 grains, the Australian Surplus was pretty consistent at about 180'grains, The Lake City was always about 182.6 grains. Not sure what we can tell from this?
by Waffentag
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42

That would be great if you could test it in your MG42. I have the same MG3 setup, everything is German Surplus except my bolt is a yugo, with MG3 bolt stabilizer.
by Waffentag
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42

I weighed a couple of cases on my powder scale, the Malaysian came out at 181.1 grains, Lake City came out at 182.1. The Lake City had been reloaded once and I removed the primer pocket crimps, so virgin brass may weigh more.

I will weigh more cases when I get a chance.
by Waffentag
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42

Any thoughts? Help:)
by Waffentag
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Maylaisian 7.62 NATO case seperation in MG42

I just bought a bunch of Maylaisan 7.62 NATO and had 4 cases separate and get stuck. They separated at the line where the case was annealed. This ammo worked great in my PTR91 and in my friends full auto M14. I gaged it and it is within 7.62 NATO specs, same as other surplus that I have. My reloads ...
by Waffentag
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: MG08/15

Thanks, picked this up to go with it,
by Waffentag
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: MG08/15

Some photos
by Waffentag
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: MG08/15

Thanks, I got the aluminum belts, I thought that I would give those a try since you can load them without a loader.
by Waffentag
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: MG08/15

Well, Form 4 Trust mailed 1 April 16, Approved 2 Jan 17. I will test it out this weekend, I have some New Romanian Steel Cased Ammo. I was thinking of sticking with 8MM, maybe get some Prvi and shoot it then reload? It came with the Drum and a 250 round Cloth Belt. Which is impossible to load by han...
by Waffentag
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace

John, Great, then this solution is a major win for folks with short headspace. It beats sending it off to a gunsmith. Good question on the German Specs, I found the below on the CMP Forum, The Germans used the FAL (G1) before they got the G3. So, it looks like max 308 length of 1.634 falls within th...
by Waffentag
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace

John, Thanks, Your last post got me thinking about that the problem may be with the barrel extension. This a new old stock BW Chrome lined barrel, looks like it was never fired. The barrel extension had some sharp edges from being so new. So, I took my loosest bolt head and wedge, my 7.62 gages, a G...
by Waffentag
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace

John, On the rollers, I am unclear on what you mean. I though that before when I had asked this question, you said that it would not work because the rollers don't set head space, its the roller pins? Did something change in your understanding of the impact that MG42 rollers have on headspace? I am ...
by Waffentag
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace
Replies: 6
Views: 413

MG3 Barrels, Bolts and Headspace

Well, I found another new surplus BW chrome lined MG3 7.62 barrel for $100 at a gun show. They seem to be out there. I also got a good deal on 4 Yugo bolts. That makes 5 total 7.62 barrels and 12 bolts, 2 WW2 (that I will not shoot), 0ne MG3 Bolt and the rest are M53 bolts. I noticed that the BW Chr...
by Waffentag
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: German
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: MG08/15

Does anyone have a link or photos of the MG08/15 ammo Cans?

I will get the drum with my gun, I have seen the drum cans, but I can not seem to find photos of the regular ammo can?

Thanks Pat
by Waffentag
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Replacing locking rollers
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Replacing locking rollers

Will replacing the rollers on an MG42 change the headspace?

I was able to tighten up the head space on my PTR91/G3 by swapping out the rollers. would this work for the MG42?

But, they make rollers in different sizes for the G3.
by Waffentag
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy loose bolt head?
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Where to buy loose bolt head?

Update, I found an MG3 Bolt for a good price and it was still too tight in all four 7.62 barrels. So, there goes that theory. It headspaces on a couple of my 8MM Barrels, so I kept it. I am just going to have to bring my barrel and gage to a show that has a dealer with a bunch of MG42 bolts and try ...
by Waffentag
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy loose bolt head?
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Where to buy loose bolt head?

What about shimming the barrel extension to increase chamber length or machining the barrel's shoulder shorter to decrease chamber length to make it headspace with the various bolt heads? I have an MG3 bolt on the way, maybe this bolt head will work on all or the some barrels? I really do not want ...
by Waffentag
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1072

Re: More Dumb MG42 7.62 Headspace Questions

On barrels number one and two, it does not lock with the factory ammo that I have. However, I get good lock up with the 500 plush reloads that I sized to tight 308 specifications. I tested every single round in one barrel. So, I think that I can safely shoot these in that barrel.

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