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 slowbob2
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: Something fishy in K98s
Replies: 18
Views: 350
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Re: Something fishy in K98s

The rifles are clearly scubbed , sanded , refinished and restamped .
by slowbob2
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss
Replies: 15
Views: 656
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Re: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss

None of that really works like that . You do not know what your pressures are unless you are shooting with strain gauges on your rifles . Your 10 lb firing pin can not resize brass .
by slowbob2
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss
Replies: 15
Views: 656
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Re: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss

Standard Lee 7.5 Swiss dies seem to work fine for all the Swiss 7.5 straight pull rifles. I believe it's Redding that makes a FL sizing die for the slightly larger K31 chamber (wider in the shoulder area). You can also have LEE make a neck-only collet die; but there's a caution with that approach. ...
by slowbob2
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss
Replies: 15
Views: 656
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Re: Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss

There is a lot of confusion about 7.5mm dies due to the terrible " article " from years ago that can be found in the old section of Surplusrifles . The guy who wrote it did not understand reloading and blamed the dies . About everything he said about 7.5mm Swiss is wrong and sadly many people went b...
by slowbob2
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 334
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Re: 43 Mauser

At the higher velocities we were trying for the Teflon tape cut the group with the cast bullets from 10 inches [ with a bad flyer way out of the 10" group ] to the 3.5 groups . Since he bought the cast bullets , I do not know if these flyers he keeps getting are just a bad bullet ???? I am not sure ...
by slowbob2
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 334
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Re: 43 Mauser

Also , with black I just fill the case with 2F , no air space . A double wrap of Teflon tape is a quick , easy paper patch . Get it around the base a little .
by slowbob2
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 334
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Re: 43 Mauser

We are using smokeless . Pressure is pressure , it does not matter how you make it , just as long as you make it right . The 84's are stronger than you think . The Germans did modify some to fire 8x57mm with no problems .
by slowbob2
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 334
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Re: 43 Mauser

I am helping a friend with his and he is using 50 of the 45/90 . They are all working fine . By fire forming I mean once they are fired , we are sizing to head space on the shoulder , not the rim . That solved any light primer hits . Also we are waiting for some soft jacketed .446 dia 350 and 400 gr...
by slowbob2
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Cast Bullets for Carcano
Replies: 7
Views: 221
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Re: Cast Bullets for Carcano

The guy at Hornady did not understand that Carcano's had different land and groove sizes , nor did he understand that all militaries used "bore riding " [ smaller than groove ] bullets . He kept tearing up jackets do to over sized bullets and the gain twist rifling . He kept making the jacket thicke...
by slowbob2
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Cast Bullets for Carcano
Replies: 7
Views: 221
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Re: Cast Bullets for Carcano

First questions , what rifle are you using , what is the bore size - land and groove ? Carcanos have deep rifling that tends to tear up cast bullet , many have gain twist which also tears up bullets , some have .268 + deep groove that do not work well with an undersize cast bullet . Also be very car...
by slowbob2
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Mauser
Replies: 14
Views: 334
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Re: 43 Mauser

45/90 works fine once it has been fireformed . 45/70 will also work but you have real short necks . Are you shooting a M-71 or a 71/84 , as they take different ammo .
by slowbob2
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Lee Crimp Die for 6.5 Arisaka?
Replies: 7
Views: 205
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Re: Lee Crimp Die for 6.5 Arisaka?

Accuracy levels are different between handguns and rifles , as are the velocity , distances ,twist rates and pressure . Plus what you are getting and thinking is great accuracy and my standards my be different . Crimping is never used in any rifle accuracy matches . It can help with the performance ...
by slowbob2
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Lee Crimp Die for 6.5 Arisaka?
Replies: 7
Views: 205
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Re: Lee Crimp Die for 6.5 Arisaka?

If you crimp a cast bullet it hurts the accuracy . The more you crimp it , the more it shaves the bullet as it exits the case mouth .
by slowbob2
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: M1903 Unertl Range day
Replies: 4
Views: 230
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Re: M1903 Unertl Range day

Where are the 0.6 inch groups ? I see one that is a little under 2 inches and a really big about 16 shot 4 inch group .
by slowbob2
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Carcano Cavalry Carbine
Replies: 25
Views: 5099
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Re: Carcano Cavalry Carbine

The X's and such are the Roman numerals for the date .

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