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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:03 pm 
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Okay, I made it a point to actually shoot my closet collection of Carcanos this year. So far the results are mixed. The FAT43 91/41 shot a foot high and 4" left on the first round and after correcting she hit bullseye, well cracked a clay pigeon at 100 yards. I recently gave away my last full box of 6.5mm ammo to a new Carcano owner, so I guess I'm going to have to reload up some rounds. Light a candle in the window for me, I'm going to reload.

Anyways, who wants to take the pledge to shoot their Carcanos in 2016? Let's not talk about bad rear sights, oversized bores, and undersized bullets, let's experience the agony, pain, and considerate expense of
dialing in a real Carcano with your own grubby hands and failing eyesight with a rear sight system designed by a high school kid who flunked geometry. Follow me boys, I'm going over the top into those Austrians! Er, Greeks, well Brits..... Somebody keep their heads down!

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BTW, no bonus points for the unspeakable caliber. You all know who you are.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:20 pm 
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I'll join, I was just thinking about shooting the 7.35 M38 this weekend. Haven't shot it in a couple years. Why not, I think I finally got a couple boxes of ammo stored up.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:56 pm 
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i think I will wait till April 28 to shoot my 7.35 M38. ( 71 yrs anniversary of iL Duce's death ).
I feel a bit like Barney Fife...I think I have 8 bullets left and don't want to waste them. :violin:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:50 pm 
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Anyways, who wants to take the pledge to shoot their Carcanos in 2016? Let's not talk about bad rear sights, oversized bores, and undersized bullets, let's experience the agony, pain, and considerate expense of
dialing in a real Carcano with your own grubby hands and failing eyesight with a rear sight system designed by a high school kid who flunked geometry. Follow me boys, I'm going over the top into those Austrians! Er, Greeks, well Brits..... Somebody keep their heads down!




does this mean we need to fix bayonets :think:

yeah count me in. I need to blow out the cob webs on the 91/41 and M38

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:19 am 
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For those of you who mentioned the unspeakable caliber, time to wash your mouth out with soap. Newbies....

I have shot my Typo I a few times before, but I don't know if that counts.

I haven't shot the M91 for a long time, but then again reloading .268 bullets in a die designed for .264 isn't fun.

The only bayonet I have is on my cavalry carbine and I'm afraid that's reserved for cook outs and weenies.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:13 pm 
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I promise to dust off my 1918 long rifle. I have a few .268 bullets left. I have some loaded, but used H4895 and was disappointed. Since I have been fooling with powder coating my cast pistol loads, it might be time to grow my own projectiles for the Carcano.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:44 pm 
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I used H414 with my .268 bullets I believe. One can never really blame the powder using a 1917 M91 Carcano stored long term soaked in cosmoline in Albania and sold for hard currency though. Mine went bang and I cannot remember where the bullets landed. I think poster board is my new answer here. As for my Vetterli, if only I had a bayonet cause the bullet holes are a mystery.

My much vaunted cavalry carbine does hit what it aims at with standard 6.5mm ammo though. Now to roast some wieners with the foldout bayonet.

BTW, you unspeakable caliber people did wash your mouths out with soap didn't you?

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Oh, the range experts thought my M91/41 was a Mosin...... Ummh, go back to your greasy AR-15's you black rifle wonders!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:02 pm 
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Count me in! It'll be easy for me since I'm still in the honeymoon period with most of my Carcanos--all but one of which I've gotten in the past year. I'll need to try out my 91/38 soon anyway; it's at the gunsmith's to be re-barreled (some of you may recall it had a weld blob in the chamber).

I think I'll challenge myself to shoot them all on the same day, and will post my results in this thread. :thumb:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:07 pm 
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I trust it you aren't neck sizing your reloads if you fire all of those. Oh the logistical nightmare!

Aim low, real low, often.

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Mark

BTW, best to shoot your Carcanos in front of a crowd too. If you got em, flaunt em...er if that is possible.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:24 pm 
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If you line them up on a rack pointing down range and stick a broom handle through their triggers, you could save lots of time. Think volley fire. Ummh, you might need a helper on the other side of the rack to push the broom handle to pull those triggers.

I take it those aren't air soft wonders.

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I've fired my m38 in Mark's favorite caliber this year. I came across a decent amount of original 7.35 ammo.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:39 pm 
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You get to wash out your mouth with hand sanitizer now, PUNK. My M38 is in 6.5mm. In fact all my Carcanos are. I wonder why?

Remember, I risked my life shooting that Vetterli at those snowmen at Freezin Der Heine so long ago. At ten yards, they do find their mark. Eee, Gads, I would dread getting tied down to one supplier of those unmentionable bullets, not to mention dies. This is why I don't speak of them. I do hear they shoot rather straight. New tooling will do that. Ah, the lottery effect of finding out what exactly your 6.5mm bore really is.

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Man, I got to reload this weekend.

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bitrclngr wrote:
I've fired my m38 in Mark's favorite caliber this year. I came across a decent amount of original 7.35 ammo.



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