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Ethiopian 30-06

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:19 pm
by Hippycrowe
Here are some pics of the Ethiopian 30-06 ammo I bought it on clips(not very nice ones) and on 1919 links. I pulled a few and all were boxer and the ones I shot were as accurate as any of my other surplus in my 1917 Enfield
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Re: Ethiopian 30-06

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:20 pm
by Hippycrowe
Another pic
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Re: Ethiopian 30-06

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:03 am
by Charles Lipscomb
I am tempted. It does look good indeed.

Re: Ethiopian 30-06

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:16 pm
by Hippycrowe
It's nice stuff I bought it because it is boxer primed your fingers will get sore de linking it.

Re: Ethiopian 30-06

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:43 pm
by Hammerdown
Hippycrowe wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:16 pm
It's nice stuff I bought it because it is boxer primed your fingers will get sore de linking it.
If you take a shell holder out of a reloader die set that it fits and put it in a vise by the base(don't over tighten) facedown and break the belt up into 30 or so round belts put the extractor ring in the holder and pull down on the link only, it goes quite quick to delink 250 rounds. The m1919 links are easy compared to m60/m240 links.

Re: Ethiopian 30-06

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:31 pm
by Hippycrowe
I never thought of that I have 3 or 4 1 gallon bags full of 1919 links

Re: Ethiopian 30-06

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:56 pm
by indy1919a4
Hippycrowe wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:31 pm
I never thought of that I have 3 or 4 1 gallon bags full of 1919 links
It is a beautiful sight.. :)

Re: Ethiopian 30-06

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:20 pm
by indy1919a4
Hammerdown wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:43 pm
Hippycrowe wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:16 pm
It's nice stuff I bought it because it is boxer primed your fingers will get sore de linking it.
If you take a shell holder out of a reloader die set that it fits and put it in a vise by the base(don't over tighten) facedown and break the belt up into 30 or so round belts put the extractor ring in the holder and pull down on the link only, it goes quite quick to delink 250 rounds. The m1919 links are easy compared to m60/m240 links.
When I got my 1919, I quickly went to giving up on reloading cloth belts and just use metal links (Even though cloth belts are beautiful to watch).. I was able to get some money back selling the belt loader.. I never regretted it...

The family and I would set in front of the TV and reload the belts in a very short time..

When I got my m53, I sold of the belt loader without even a regret. those belts are so easy to reload.

The family and I would set in front of the TV and reload the belts in a even short time..

When I got the 50 cal, I was typing up the e-bay listing to sell the linker that came with it until I started working with the belts.. You can not get by without a linker-delinker with that little beastie.

Re: Ethiopian 30-06

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:05 pm
by Hammerdown
That's the way to do it 10 at a time.

Re: Ethiopian 30-06

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:43 am
by indy1919a4
Hammerdown wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:05 pm
That's the way to do it 10 at a time.
The best loader I ever played with is the Browning.. If you get 3 people working it, 1 cranking and 2 filling you can keep it going forever non stop.. Or until you run out of belts or ammo...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTGGEhxl3wQ