Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by professrh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: reloading data
Replies: 16
Views: 868
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Re: reloading data

Oh, I think so! Just remember not to try and push a .323" projo down a .318 barrel (which is harder to find anyway), and you should be fine. PPU makes lawyer loads for "8mm Mauser" and legit loads for "8x57 mauser." At least, that's what I've heard around the interwebs. I've never actually seen PPU ...
by professrh
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: reloading data
Replies: 16
Views: 868
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Re: reloading data

KySwiss wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:03 pm
Hey Prof, thanks for the link.

BTW, glad to hear from you again. We use to chat some years ago when I was Kymauser, before SRF went through a couple of owners.
I remember. Hope things are going well out your way. Let us know what you end up loading in your 8x57.

--Prof
by professrh
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: reloading data
Replies: 16
Views: 868
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Re: reloading data

If you visit the link listed below and scroll down past the cartridge drawing, you'll find a table of original German military standard issue rifle cartridges (in 8x57) that includes projectile weight and muzzle velocity. Personally, I tend to load a bit lighter than military spec for better accurac...
by professrh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: How's Deer season gone?
Replies: 22
Views: 9026
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Re: How's Deer season gone?

There are some nice deer pictured in this thread. Good work, y'all.

Season hasn't started yet here in Alabama. But I'll be hunting this year with Barnes 120-grain TSX out of my Swede sporter--as soon as I get some loaded. Wish me luck with that project!

--Prof
by professrh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Scout Scope Suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1289
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Re: Scout Scope Suggestions?

I've had good luck with the Leatherwood/Hi-Lux 2-7x32mm Long Eye Relief Riflescope, using the Brenshok scope base, which fits over and retains use of the rear sight. Put one on a Swede m38 and one on a VZ-24. Both rifles so scoped have put meat on the table. So, there's my $0.02
by professrh
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Any of you guys hunt with you K31?
Replies: 11
Views: 2638
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Re: Any of you guys hunt with you K31?

For the record, I'm using Varget in all of my loading for Swiss rifles. Load data from the thread I mentioned above.
by professrh
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Any of you guys hunt with you K31?
Replies: 11
Views: 2638
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Re: Any of you guys hunt with you K31?

Here's one I shot with the 150-grain Hornady InterLock:
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And below that, one I shot with the 165-grain Sierra Game King:


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by professrh
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Any of you guys hunt with you K31?
Replies: 11
Views: 2638
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Re: Any of you guys hunt with you K31?

I hunted with Swiss rifles for a number of years, had great success with both whitetails and feral hogs (most of the latter on the order of 150-200 lbs). I used 150-grain Hornday SPs early on, but upgraded to the 165-grain Sierra GKs after reading this thread: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/theswis...
by professrh
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: New Walnut K-31
Replies: 13
Views: 2843
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Re: New Walnut K-31

JAG2955 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:58 pm
What was the original finish on military K31s?
Shellac on the beech stocks, linseed oil + turpentine on the walnut stocks.

Here's a link: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/theswis ... 10847.html
by professrh
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Who here uses a wet tumbler?
Replies: 13
Views: 3320
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Re: Who here uses a wet tumbler?

That's what I've done: Harbor Freight rock tumbler, rifle brass and hot water with just a few drops of Dawn and a bit of citric acid powder from the canning section at Walmart. No pins. Haven't needed them.
by professrh
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: New Walnut K-31
Replies: 13
Views: 2843
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Re: New Walnut K-31

Nice rifle. Nice shooting. Congrats!
by professrh
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Vendor Info?
Replies: 4
Views: 1342
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Re: Vendor Info?

I'll add SG Ammo: https://www.sgammo.com/

Also Simpson Ltd: https://simpsonltd.com/
by professrh
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Question: 7 mm Mausers, worn bores, and powder coating jacketed bullets
Replies: 4
Views: 1862
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Re: Question: 7 mm Mausers, worn bores, and powder coating jacketed bullets

As the bullet is bumped up to enlarge it...wouldn’t the bullet be shortened and the jacket be thickened? That sounds legit. You may be right. RapidRob's theory also sounds legit; he may be right. Maybe both of you, depending on the bullet and the, I don't know, amount of torque applied? Or. . . ? A...
by professrh
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: "Mexican Match" .45 ACP?
Replies: 14
Views: 4525
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Re: "Mexican Match" .45 ACP?

There is no problem whatsoever with using 225 grain cast FP bullets with the same powder charge as factory 230 grain ammo so long as there is no feeding issue (in semi-autos). I've reloaded cast lead 230 grain bullets in .45 acp cases for over 50 years this way. Pressures will be lower and velociti...
by professrh
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Question: 7 mm Mausers, worn bores, and powder coating jacketed bullets
Replies: 4
Views: 1862
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Question: 7 mm Mausers, worn bores, and powder coating jacketed bullets

All of my 7x57 Mausers slug at .287 (groove diameter). Two of them (the Venezuelan Heartbreaker and the Loewe m1916) shoot badly with .284 jacketed bullets--even the 175-grain RNSP. Buffalo Arms sells .287 jacketed bullets (Hornady bullets, they tell me, swaged up from .284). The worn rifles in ques...

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