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    Quote Originally Posted by enfield View Post
    Sur-Shot, very nice collection there, all mine are still in 22LR form, except the Mashburn, and no fancy wood. They're just a great little action. Not sure what those things are sitting on top of the barrels I'm going to stick with the BSA #8 sights as long as I can still see.
    I discovered, by accident, that if you leave the barrel straight, right at 1 inch in diameter, for 6 inches or so from the front of the action, then taper to the muzzle, a Remington 541 scope base fits the barrel perfectly. Pop the rings on and a scope fits just great. The 218 and 222R make great turtle guns on my farm ponds.
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    wow those are some gorgeous single shots. is 218 bee brass an easier to find overseas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekP Houston View Post
    wow those are some gorgeous single shots. is 218 bee brass an easier to find overseas?
    Derek, I have had .218 bee brass on back order for over 18 months!
    There is no ETA according my supplier here in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Torzsok View Post
    Derek, I have had .218 bee brass on back order for over 18 months!
    There is no ETA according my supplier here in Australia.
    Bill,Have you tried Bertram?
    "...Some days its rocket science, and some days it just zinc..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Torzsok View Post
    Derek, I have had .218 bee brass on back order for over 18 months!
    There is no ETA according my supplier here in Australia.
    I have looked at a few local places for members and had the same answer from sales folks. It appears to not exist I guess.

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    I got 25-20 Does and 218 bee dies cheap, so I convert 32-20 starline....made sense to me....
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ID:	216430Seeing this post and the one piece stocked martini has me inspired to get back to work on a project that has been waiting several years for me to get finished.
    I bought a rifle that needed some work, mainly it had a broken firing pin and would not fire.
    It has a Zeller martini action and stocked in a nice looking 1 piece stock and had a barrel in 22 K hornet but was poorly fit and looked bad.
    I have a 25 cal. barrel blank and a reamer in 256 Win. mag as start and need to get the blank profiled , chambered and modify the extractor. Making a firing pin should be easy enough.
    I also plan to make a nice all steel scope mount with rings that will look like it blends to the overall look of the unique rifle.
    The Zeller action is quite a heavy chunk of steel it alone weighs almost 2 1/2 pounds.
    This rifle wount be a lightweight like my Cadet based rifles.

    Jedman

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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