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    Yesterday, 10:10 AM
    I clean the inside of the necks with a bronze rifle brush before I run them through the dies. That tends to eliminate the button pulling excessively on the inside of the neck.
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    10-16-2018, 04:02 PM
    A friend gave me about 8 lbs of H4831 which he had since 1983. I poured it out into a can and there was just a hint of "red" dust, but just a hint. So I decided to give it a try: I loaded up 3 rounds of .303Brit/180 gr. RN using new IMR4831 and ...
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    10-15-2018, 09:38 PM
    I really like my 35 Whelen ! It shoots both cast and jacketed accurately. My only advice is that whichever you get, make sure you a good barrel with the correct rate of twist for the weight of bullet you intend to shoot.
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    10-13-2018, 10:07 AM
    atr replied to a thread Arisaka rifle project in Military Rifles
    eric, that link you provided was VERY useful...thanks I do believe I have a training rifle
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    10-12-2018, 01:59 PM
    atr replied to a thread Arisaka rifle project in Military Rifles
    OK, the only number stamped is 37 which is found on the bottom of the bolt handle, on the round "safety", and on the receiver. there is also a cartouche stamped on both the bottom of the bolt handle, and on the round "safety" at the back of the...
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    10-10-2018, 07:33 PM
    atr replied to a thread Arisaka rifle project in Military Rifles
    1. yes, two front locking lugs 2. No set-screw under the receiver 3. it does appear to have rifling, although I am still working on getting the barrel cleaned out. I agree, something is NOT right about the way the barrel came lose....
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    10-10-2018, 04:36 PM
    atr replied to a thread Arisaka rifle project in Military Rifles
    some pictures, also a single vent hole so it may be a model 99
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    10-10-2018, 02:47 PM
    atr replied to a thread Arisaka rifle project in Military Rifles
    The safety is a round cap. The bolt assembly comes apart by rotating the round safety. I am pretty sure it is a model 38. I don't know how the metal was originally finished but there appears to be no blueing. I think it may have had some type of...
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    10-10-2018, 10:28 AM
    atr replied to a thread Arisaka rifle project in Military Rifles
    So far I have found nothing like what you describe. The top of the chamber does not look to have been buffed. I will check the left side of the action which is only partially visible due to the stock. Thanks for the tip ! update: 10/10/18 at...
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    10-08-2018, 04:51 PM
    atr replied to a thread Arisaka rifle project in Military Rifles
    Curator....thanks for that tip and information... I am in the learning process with this rifle... atr
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    10-08-2018, 10:29 AM
    atr replied to a thread Arisaka rifle project in Military Rifles
    TClewis has a good point about the barrel... I did start there; pulled the bolt and I am now in the process of trying to clean the barrel. I want to see if there is any rifling left. I see signs that the rifling is present, but it is going to...
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    10-07-2018, 07:54 PM
    atr replied to a thread 7x57 Ruger #1 in Single Shot Guns
    its the RCBS 168 gr RN....probably not harder than lyman #2... didn't chronograph the load but suspect it is pushing 2000 fps 7x57 is probably my most favorite cartridge.
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    10-06-2018, 03:58 PM
    atr replied to a thread New Ruger 1 in Single Shot Guns
    yes,,,resistance is futile especially when it come to a almost perfect rifle !! well done !
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    10-05-2018, 06:00 PM
    I just inherited a Arisaka 6.5x50 Is is a complete not-modified (stock) long rifle. It even had the original leather sling which is now hard as nails. There is a number 5 stamped on the buttstock. No other obvious markings as I need to do some...
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    10-05-2018, 05:53 PM
    atr replied to a thread 7x57 RB fun in Single Shot Guns
    I shot this group today from the bench at 50yds. I tend to pull left, so left of center is probably me and not so much the rifle. the group measures a vertical rectangle 1.5 x 2" high. I think the vertical stringing is on account of the sights,...
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    10-05-2018, 01:43 PM
    atr started a thread 7x57 Ruger #1 in Single Shot Guns
    I shot this 6 round group this morning from the bench at 50 yds. I can cover the group with a nickle. Ruger #1 (3) 175 gr RN cast / sized .286 / 36 gr H4350 3) 175 gr FN cast / sized .284 / 36 gr H4350 I think the Ruger likes this load !...
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    10-03-2018, 07:12 PM
    atr replied to a thread 7x57 RB fun in Single Shot Guns
    zymguy, thanks for the tip about the casting block..I will check it out and Koger, Nice tip about changing the front sight with a silver dime ! I have shot close to maximum loads both boolit and jacked in this rifle and never had any problems.
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    10-03-2018, 02:35 PM
    atr started a thread 7x57 RB fun in Single Shot Guns
    I spent a 2 weeks up in the North Central Cascades working on my cabin and had a little time to practice with my 7x57 Rolling Block. The target was set at 100 yds. I was shooting 172-175 gr cast sized 0.286 over 36 Grains of H4350. I shot from...
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Ive been reloading for about 45 years and bullet casting for most of that time..I'm a vietnam vet
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Vashon Island WA
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structural engineer, father, husband

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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
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