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  • 17nut's Avatar
    11-04-2018, 04:40 PM
    Marlin MG barrels are no diffferent than any other rifled barrel. +.002" bullet and shoot away. What "killed" the wibe was that Marlin made them slightly bigger thus gas cutting and leading with commercial ammo/bullets. Here is a pic of my...
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    11-03-2018, 02:05 PM
    17nut replied to a thread 8x58R Danish in Cast Boolits
    And is that rifle a Krag or a Rolling Block? The Krag is good for 2600bar~37.3kpsi but the Rollers only for 1600bar~23.2kpsi Anf what bullet would you like to use? Loads kinda dependes on it.
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    11-03-2018, 01:58 PM
    I made some 45LC (Lee 452-252 SWC) loads that clocked in at @200fps, just to see if i could make it work. Load was @1.3-1,4grains of TB. You could see the bullet fine all the way to the target and if i hit wood they would bounce back.
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    11-02-2018, 03:25 AM
    For the original Danish Krag rifle the Arsenal set max. pressure to 2600bar~37.7kpsi That load destroyed Rolling Blocks in short order and a max. pressure of 1600bar~23.3kpsi was deemed safe. The 8x58RD cartridge was put into use in 1889 by the...
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    10-18-2018, 01:31 PM
    The tried and true formula for TrailBoss is @ 70% of empty space under the bullet. You can tweak up/down from there.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check