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    Yesterday, 12:00 PM
    thanks
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    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    smithnframe, i own a handi rifle in the 45-70, its my loaner gun. i have owned a handi three times and they have all been 45-70. one i sold long ago. two, i gave it to friend's boy. three is a loaner. handis' were cheap, but since their...
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    10-22-2020, 11:57 AM
    thanks...one of my friends told me to go with 7mm krag. i like 7mm(7x30 waters, 7-08, 7x57), the deer hates it. maybe i could AI the 7mm, just to keep the 30-40 krag separate. i'm also looking at 375/45-70 and the 375/444 marlin. i'm pretty sure...
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    10-21-2020, 11:56 AM
    that would be interesting to try!!!!!!
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    10-21-2020, 11:46 AM
    oh, the cheek piece is on the wrong side. don't they know that i shoot left handed!!!!!!!!:lol::lol: very nice rifle!!!!!!
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    10-21-2020, 11:43 AM
    i'm in awe. all i got say is wow!!!
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    10-20-2020, 04:06 PM
    pm sent i don't have the hydraulic press or the lathe(my dad just sold it). but i look forward on your write up. i've been looking at evelbay, gunbroker, gun auctions.......i found one guy at a gun show a couple of years ago, but the 25-20 ss...
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    10-20-2020, 12:35 PM
    i would luv to do 22-3000 r2 lovell cartridge, but i can't find any 25-20 SS brass. i'm talking to Dan(the bull shop) and he really likes the 22 r lovell, but he's having the same problem. i found a 22 r lovell barrel that could be used in 1898 spr...
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    10-19-2020, 10:56 PM
    i still have the fajen(or was it bishop?) stock. i took off the rear sight because i couldn't see the target. my eyes ain't what they're supposed to be either!!!!:veryconfu after i'm done with my son's 93 spanish mauser, i have two 1898 spr armory...
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    10-19-2020, 10:11 PM
    sorry for your loss
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    10-19-2020, 02:56 PM
    https://www.granpasgunparts.com/homepage https://www.ssfirearms.com/ among others i was going to use the 375 win but the CUP is too much, 50,000 i think.
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    10-19-2020, 02:51 PM
    the late great "Michael Petrov, collector/researcher of pre-war custom sporters, once took a U.S. Krag and tested it to destruction, to get a feel for just how strong a .30-40 Krag is. He loaded ever increasing charges of Bullseye pistol powder...
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    10-19-2020, 02:13 PM
    its always nice to "talk" :mrgreen: to a krag owner. unfortunately, mine is bubba-ed up. my great grandpap, grandpap, dad and late uncle used the krag and now i have it. grandpap decided to change the stock i decided to go back and i put on...
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    10-19-2020, 01:10 PM
    unfortunately, i have to pass on it. money, as they say, don't grow on trees. fortunately, he has another buyer.
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    10-19-2020, 11:25 AM
    my oldest rifle is a 1891 argentine mauser made in 1900. my oldest rifle action is a 1898 springfield armory made in 1898. i do not know the "made in" date of my 1895 chilean navy mauser action.
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    10-19-2020, 11:18 AM
    i've checked on my 30-40 krag and found although the smaller case(30-30) the extraction is "doable". the smaller rim concerns me. it probably needs a "bigger" extractor. i am going to do a 22 hornet in 1898 spr armory next year. on another forum, a...
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    10-18-2020, 04:31 PM
    i'm going to go with the 38-55 McPherson(2.125" case length starline brass).
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    10-18-2020, 02:40 PM
    i've been sitting here thinking about my 1898 spr armory action (one of three) and what 375 caliber i should use? i was going to go with the 375 krag for its "speed", but i'm not into "speed". the 375-303 is like looking at a mirror. what other...
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    10-18-2020, 01:23 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread 7x57 and 6.5x55 in Factory Rifles
    my son has old swift 3-9x. it was the one who had an over the counter warranty. nowadays, you have to send to who ever owns the company now, there's alot of them. if and when it goes, it will be leopold 2-7x or 3x9x. vortex i don't know about. my...
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    10-18-2020, 12:46 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread 7x57 and 6.5x55 in Factory Rifles
    yeah, i hate the ruger #1 and i hate the year, 1973 .......... just look at it.........and its in the 270 win and the 140gr hornady sst....... even worse, the 130gr nosler bt..........
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    10-18-2020, 11:49 AM
    444ttd replied to a thread I voted! in Our Town
    since i don't want my ballot in the trash, i'll wait. besides, its only 3/4 mile away from my voting place.
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    10-17-2020, 10:15 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread 7x57 and 6.5x55 in Factory Rifles
    i had a 7 mauser built on a 98 mauser that i gave to my oldest son. my youngest son is getting(i am building) a 93 spanish mauser in 7x57 too. i don't know about the 6.5 swede, i used to own a tc encore in 23" mgm barrel in 6.5 creedmoor, but i bet...
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    10-17-2020, 12:26 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread 1894 rebarrel in Leverguns
    i'm with Norske, except i used a 1898 springfield armory(1903) in 30-40 krag. i did 5 or 6 days(over a month), 8-10 hours each, to strip my krag's barrel. the night(s) before (i did try the barrel vertical theory. the krag was filled with sweets...
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    10-15-2020, 10:26 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread 1910 Ross in Factory Rifles
    https://www.handloadermagazine.com/280-ross
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    10-15-2020, 10:12 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread 1910 Ross in Factory Rifles
    i like oddballs too. i know a little bit about the 280 ross, but its better if they do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uGYSQ_-FJU&ab_channel=C%26Rsenal
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    10-14-2020, 01:46 PM
    here in PA, we have two muzzleloader seasons. the first one(happens to be this Saturday) is a modern and traditional muzzleloaders that goes sat-sat. then we have a flintlock season that goes from dec 26 thru jan 18, 2021. i luv flintlocks. this...
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    10-14-2020, 01:24 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread old & new? in Factory Rifles
    the barrel of my m700 mountain rifle(1990) was not what you call accurate, the best group was 2 1/2" at 100 yard(3 shots/bench). i gave it to my friend(gunsmith) to try and after about 2 months he said "get that thing away from me". he tried...
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    10-13-2020, 12:23 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread old & new? in Factory Rifles
    of all the rifles i have owned and seen(that is alot), there was only one rifle that "swelled". it is my 98 mauser and a bishop's stock. the wooden stock was bent(i think right?, i got rid of it) in barrel channel and it was black and split(s) in...
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    10-13-2020, 11:45 AM
    444ttd replied to a thread 8x57 Turk in Cast Boolits
    nice!!!!!!!! i have a 98 mauser that was made in 1944. it was sporterized long ago but it has an old redfield aperture sight. it also had a an old bishop stock that was horrible (the stock had water damage, esp the barrel channel and the area of...
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    10-11-2020, 10:17 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread New to me 30-30 in Leverguns
    very nice rifle and great price too. around my area, the m94 starts at $400 for a beater.
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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
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