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Danish Krag

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Danish Krag

#1 Post by nrobertb » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:48 pm

Last year I bought this Danish Krag, made in Copenhagen in 1910, cal. 8X58R Danish.

I wanted to try forming some cases from two other calibers, but it didn't work out too well. I kept getting wrinkled necks and shoulders or splits. So I started looking for commercial cases. It seemed everyone was sold out. Months went by and then I happened to see that Buffalo Arms had gotten some. I ordered a bunch and must have just made it under the wire because 2 days later their website said they were sold out again.

I've been eagerly waiting for them so I could shoot the rifle for the first time. Post office tracking said they would arrive last Friday. They finally came today, Monday, at 5:30 pm. (Our mail normally arrives at 1:30.) Excellent service, post office. :x

Anyway, now there are loaded with 185 gr. bullets, ready for the range. These cases were formed from .45-70 and the rims turned down slightly. They are too small for a .45-70 shell head holder but fit perfectly in one for 8x56R.
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Re: Danish Krag

#2 Post by LCPfraTN » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:55 pm

I'm assuming you have 8x58R reloading dies and shell holder, so why use an 8x56R shell holder? I plan to form cases from 45-70 or 45-90, but still haven't attempted it yet.

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Re: Danish Krag

#3 Post by nrobertb » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:37 pm

My RCBS die set did not come with a shell head holder and I had the other one on hand..

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Re: Danish Krag

#4 Post by jardows » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:15 pm

My grandfather brought back a bayonet for the Danish Krag from WW2. Some day I will get the rifle to match. Let us know how it shoots!

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Re: Danish Krag

#5 Post by LCPfraTN » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:49 pm

nrobertb wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:37 pm
My RCBS die set did not come with a shell head holder and I had the other one on hand..
Gotcha! I'm surprised that the RCBS dies gave you problems in forming cases. Most folks that have had problems were using the CH4D dies according to comments I've found on this and other forums in the past. I've actually got the CH4D dies and I've been concerned that I might have problems when I try to form cases from .45-70 or .45-90 brass. I guess we will see when I finally get to that project.

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Re: Danish Krag

#6 Post by mauserdad » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:42 pm

Mine is dated 1910. All matching. Has the brass disc on right rear side of stock about the sixe of a nickel. Marked 2R over 2396 Bought a box of ammo from Buffalo Arms. Was expensive but I just wanted a box.
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