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 kraggman
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: M1891
Replies: 3
Views: 2223
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Re: M1891

Nice !! The dings in the stock. Is there a story ??


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by kraggman
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 7308
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Re: Cavalry Carbine Issue

This is why I like these boards. You get the benefit of others experience. This is all good info. So you ordered the bullet sizer custom made from Lee ?? One other small issue I have with my rifle. A little hard to eject. Meaning I need a little torque to eject the casing. It was the same for factor...
by kraggman
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 7308
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Re: Cavalry Carbine Issue

Wow great job what a difference! Never knew that some of the new made ammo was the wrong diameter. Is this true for any other calibers. Thanks !! And from what I've read the Carcano is unique as far as bullet diameter issues. I'm no expert on ballistics though. Maybe another member could comment on...
by kraggman
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 7308
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Re: Cavalry Carbine Issue

For all interested. Shot handloads today. What a difference. Tried three different powder weights, heaviest worked best. May up that load slightly next time. But results were good. No keyholing, so bullets are correct for this gun. Load info: PPU brass Hornady 160 gr RN .267 diameter Hodgdon Powder ...
by kraggman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Great Article on Carcano Ammunition
Replies: 2
Views: 2425
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Re: Great Article on Carcano Ammunition

Good info. Thanks for posting it.


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by kraggman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 7308
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Cavalry Carbine Issue

Little update. Have everything I need to try some test loads. The Hornady bullets mic'd at exactly .268. Looks promising. And the Lee dies came with an extra expander for those bullets. Going with BL-C(2) powder. Just happened to have some.In the pic below, the bullet on right is pulled PPU (.2625)...
by kraggman
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 7308
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Re: Cavalry Carbine Issue

Thanks for the heads up les. I'll be sure to do my homework. [emoji1303]


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by kraggman
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 7308
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Re: Cavalry Carbine Issue

Agree. That ammo is actually dangerous. Who knows where the hell the bullets are going.


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by kraggman
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 7308
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Cavalry Carbine Issue

Interesting results from the PPU so called Carcano 6.5 factory rounds. Pulled down 20 rounds. PPU has crappy QC. Bullet diameters were .2625, way small. Plus the weights were all over the place. Lowest was 139.7 and highest was 141.1 !! Bad. They are sold as 139. Just for extra info, the average pow...
by kraggman
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 7308
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Re: Cavalry Carbine Issue

All good comments. Gonna disassemble the PPU rounds and replace the bullets. Then give it another whirl.


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by kraggman
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 7308
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Re: Cavalry Carbine Issue

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by kraggman
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Cavalry Carbine Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 7308
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Cavalry Carbine Issue

Picked up a Carcano Cavalry Carbine. Disassembled, cleaned and function tested. Took it to the range and shot from 50 yds. Nothing on paper. 25yds, one of six on paper. Keyholed. 10 yds, three of six on paper. Two keyholed. Used the PPU ammo. Mic'd the bullets beforehand and measured .264. Looks lik...

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