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by dezzertrat
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Chamber Pressure -- Norwegian Krags and Current Loads from Old Site
Replies: 3
Views: 280
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Re: Chamber Pressure -- Norwegian Krags and Current Loads from Old Site

I believe the US Krag has two safety lugs. The first and strongest one is the guide rib on the bolt which misses the receiver by a few thousandths of an inch when the bolt is closed. The second is the bolt handle fitting into a slot in the receiver. The Norwegians created a second locking lug for th...
by dezzertrat
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Norwegian Krag Load Data
Replies: 11
Views: 1045
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Re: Norwegian Krag Load Data

A pressure of 39,500 CUP should be at the upper end in a US Krag, and the Norwegian Krag is supposed to be stronger.
by dezzertrat
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Krag–Jørgensen Norwegian M1894 "long Krag" followed me home
Replies: 7
Views: 453
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Re: Krag–Jørgensen Norwegian M1894 "long Krag" followed me home

Great looking Krag! If it's a 6.5 and you want to shoot it, 6.5 Swedish Mauser ammo will fit but the pressure is too high. You can buy 6.5 brass and handload it, but I don't have any loads to suggest. My two Krags are US model 1898s.
by dezzertrat
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Pierced primer in Trapdoor.
Replies: 2
Views: 398
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Re: Pierced primer in Trapdoor.

Following this thread, because I also have an 1884 Trapdoor. The primer strikes are a bit deep, but no punctures so far. You can roughly measure firing pin protrusion by opening the breech and holding the rifle so gravity causes the firing pin to fall all the way back. Then carefully press up on the...
by dezzertrat
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading Problem with Latvian 7.62 NATO Cases
Replies: 13
Views: 1000
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Re: Reloading Problem with Latvian 7.62 NATO Cases

I wonder if annealing the cases would help? I looked at the thread to see if annealing was mentioned, but might have missed it if it was.
by dezzertrat
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: Movie rifle anachronism
Replies: 12
Views: 974
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Re: Movie rifle anachronism

A while back I saw an auction on Gunbroker for a Krag that had, according to the seller, belonged to CBS studios, which produced Hogan's Heros.

I think it had CBS studios property markings. Who knows, it might have been the rifle Sgt. Schultz was seen holding. Or it might have been a fake.
by dezzertrat
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: .308 Ammo WARNING!
Replies: 10
Views: 1412
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Re: .308 Ammo WARNING!

I almost bought some steel cased Russian ammo to try out my new C308 with. I changed my mind and loaded some ammo using once fired military brass and surplus M80 bullets. The handloaded ammo worked great, no malfunctions, and so far almost all of the ejected cases are in good enough shape to load ag...
by dezzertrat
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: SR 71 Speed Check.
Replies: 23
Views: 10365
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Re: SR 71 Speed Check.

Rumor has it the SR-71 could cruise at 80,000 feet. At such a high altitude, where the air is so thin, the sonic boom would probably dissipate before it reached the ground.
by dezzertrat
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Minimum Loads Safe ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4666
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Re: Minimum Loads Safe ?

I believe going below minimum is very dangerous for certain slow burning powders and some ball powders. If you want a mild load, Hodgdon H4895 is good for that. Their website has information on reduced loads for less recoil using that powder. It's called the 60% rule. Find the maximum load (not the ...
by dezzertrat
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 8x56R loads with slow powders?
Replies: 7
Views: 3562
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Re: 8x56R loads with slow powders?

IMR4350, H4350, and Accurate 4350 are slower than any of the above powders, and are good powders for the U.S. Krag with heavy bullets. I don't know if anyone has 4350 loads worked up for the 8x56R. If you Google the following search string: 8x56R 4350 You will find several threads at gun forums on i...
by dezzertrat
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Norwegian K98s
Replies: 17
Views: 6801
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Re: Norwegian K98s

This website has information on Krags that the Germans forced the Norwegians to manufacture for them at Kongsberg during WW2: http://candrsenal.com/a-quick-and-dirty-guide-military-krag-jorgensen-rifles/ Scroll down to the Norwegian section. Some of these forced manufacture Krags were chambered for ...
by dezzertrat
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Sharps Borchardt 1878 Military Government Model
Replies: 7
Views: 3837
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Re: Sharps Borchardt 1878 Military Government Model

Searching the 'net reveals only about 7000 military model rifles were made. That's quite a piece. I'm not very knowledgeable about these, my only black powder cartridge rifle is an 1884 Trapdoor. I think any commercial lead bullet cowboy ammo should be safe to shoot. I believe all the cowboy ammo is...

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