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09-01-2005, 06:36 PM
I think I have my Wifel talked into getting me a K31 for my birthday, I have the two older swiss rifles already. the one with the rear lugs and the one with the mid lugs. The K31 will round out the situation I think :-)
is anybody out there shooting the older rifles with cast ??
09-01-2005, 06:37 PM
For the last 30 years.
09-01-2005, 06:40 PM
Well good, the rear lug one I have is box stock, the mid lug is sorta sporterised, I inherited them from my Dad.
09-01-2005, 06:44 PM
The K11 is the best cast shooter of all the Swiss rifles. Try them with the RCBS 308-165-SIL and Unique.
09-01-2005, 06:57 PM
I agree the K11 is great. Mine loves the Lee155 2R . Haven't had time to try any other boolits. Shoots well with 2400 and IMR 4227. Great fun! Mel
09-01-2005, 08:16 PM
I've got a K11, and it shoots very well. I was just thinking tonight, about when I got it. I found it at a local gun show during the winter, and bought it from a friend. I had just worked up my first cast loads for it a month or so later, and had went up the mountain above my cabin to test it out. It was the rifle I was carrying when Anne Slute and her kidnapper drove within five feet of me, and I didn't have presence of mind to stop him. That will bother me for the rest of my life.
Anyway, I shoot a Lee 170 gr. bullet in mine, and it is very accurate. I've killed a couple deer with it.
09-02-2005, 10:20 AM
Just got back from range where Scott and I finished shooting for Mil-Surp Postal shoot. When I loaded for my k-11 I made up 20 rds with 311440 plus my normal load . Load was 16gr IMR 4227. Had a couple of flyers but the rest of the rounds snuggled up quite nicely. This was 100yds and open sights. Once I get the scope back on will test again. Scott shot these. Better his 20 something eyes than 57 year old ones. 10 ring is 3 in. Mel
09-02-2005, 04:30 PM
A very nice deer for a 30 caliber cast slug, tell us about the kill.
09-02-2005, 05:35 PM
Where do you find loading data Starmetal ???
09-02-2005, 05:58 PM
Starmetal isn't in this thread yet. You can use most of the 30-06 loading data for cast bullets, just work up to be safe.
09-02-2005, 06:27 PM
My humble apologies...........452.1
The older rear lugged rifles..........I was curious what pressure they will work at safely.
I have quite a bit of 284 win brass, and most of a box of norma 7.5 swiss too.
09-02-2005, 06:31 PM
Use 30-40 Krag data for the rear locking 89s. They need a bigger bullet also, try the 311335 or the 311284.
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