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by slowbob2
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Cases cracking in type 30
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Cases cracking in type 30

To be clearer , use the difference in the measurement as the amount to remove .
by slowbob2
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Cases cracking in type 30
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Cases cracking in type 30

The lenght is not critical , but I like my stuff close . Just measure from the base of the neck to the base of the rim on a 6.5 Swede case and Jap case and cut of that amount [ plus an extra .050 or so ] from the Swede die . Be sure to bevel the base of the die at the cut so you do not leave a sharp...
by slowbob2
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Cases cracking in type 30
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Cases cracking in type 30

I never have used one , but if you get it to resize just the neck it should work . The cut off standard die is best as it will still bump the shoulder back just a bit if it is needed after several firings , without making the case smaller on the body .
by slowbob2
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Cases cracking in type 30
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Cases cracking in type 30

Norma cases are made way too small at the case head . You will always get short case live if you do not neck size . Also most Type 30 rifles had their chambers reamed out larger after problems with chambering and extraction in the 1905 war . Case swelling at the side is not a headspace problem . Jus...
by slowbob2
Wed May 13, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: My U.S. Krag
Replies: 18
Views: 15599

Re: My U.S. Krag

Shooting the 220 rn as the most accurate load is a myth . The Army picked that bullet for down range performance . I have won military rifle matches with a 130 spire point bullet in both of my 98 rifles and my 96 . All 100 yard 5-shot groups from the bench were under 1 inch . A friend also shot arou...
by slowbob2
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: A decent priced .312 bullet to buy...........
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: A decent priced .312 bullet to buy...........

Depending on you bore size , you could have a groove dia of .315 + , a boatail could be a very poor choice . At only 200 yards the Hornady .312 150 sp or even the H-174 rn would probably work much better .
by slowbob2
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Arisaka rifle
Replies: 7
Views: 5353

Re: Arisaka rifle

I have the one you need in my parts box . let me know .
by slowbob2
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Winter 2020 50 Yard Postal Shoot
Replies: 27
Views: 11623

Re: Winter 2020 50 Yard Postal Shoot

How would you score 10 shots done at only 50 yards ? It would be a ragged hole .
by slowbob2
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 1891 Mosin Nagant rifle and Privi ammo 800 yards
Replies: 15
Views: 5603

Re: 1891 Mosin Nagant rifle and Privi ammo 800 yards

It is regular math . He said 99.9% of HIS rifles had a .3105 bore , that means the sample group would have to be 1000 rifles to get the figure of 99.9 . 999 had .3105 , 1 did not . 999 + 1 = 1000
by slowbob2
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 1891 Mosin Nagant rifle and Privi ammo 800 yards
Replies: 15
Views: 5603

Re: 1891 Mosin Nagant rifle and Privi ammo 800 yards

You have 1000 54r rifles ? 99.9% would mean 1 out of 1000 .
by slowbob2
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 1870/1887 Vetterli-Vitali
Replies: 11
Views: 4682

Re: 1870/1887 Vetterli-Vitali

My best results have been with the heeled bullet , it shoots really well . My best load was 300 gr cast heeled with 21.2 of H-2400 for 1300 fps . I have used 22 =/- 1 grain for the 300 cast load for about 1250 fps .
by slowbob2
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: 1891 Mosin Nagant rifle and Privi ammo 800 yards
Replies: 15
Views: 5603

Re: 1891 Mosin Nagant rifle and Privi ammo 800 yards

Spec for military ammo was a .309 -.310 bullet . Strange , excluding early model Finns , about 99 % of my over 50 54r rifles are .311 + .
by slowbob2
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: I picked up what I thought was a Carcano today
Replies: 20
Views: 5228

Re: I picked up what I thought was a Carcano today

Did you mark the rifle 6.5x54 or was it like that ? Other than the shoulder angle / lenght , there is no difference between the 6.5x52 It and the 6.5x54 ms with Norma cases . The cases are the same total length . One of my Carcano's will even chamber the 6.5x54 ms with force . My type I's will not e...
by slowbob2
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: I picked up what I thought was a Carcano today
Replies: 20
Views: 5228

Re: I picked up what I thought was a Carcano today

The chamber cast would not tell the 6.5 J from the 6.5 It . It will tell you someone has messed with the chamber if your cast is right . A type I was never made in 6.5x54mm .
by slowbob2
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Chamber diamensions for the Jap 6.5x50?
Replies: 3
Views: 2812

Re: Chamber diamensions for the Jap 6.5x50?

The Type I has one of the tightest chambers , the Italians made it close to the cartridge specs . If your's is that long someone has tried to rechamber the rifle . An aborted 6.5mm Roberts attempt ?

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