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Thread: My winter Rolling Block Projet

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    My winter Rolling Block Projet

    .......This last weekend locating Stuff ! and Monday stepping over the line to pay for it all WoW ....
    I found a bought a 1876 Swedish Rolling Block, she was a 8mm which has to go!! So today a Green Mountain
    308 cal Octagon barrel was ordered. Last week I ordered a custom Dave Manson 308 Tapered 30-30 case !
    I've done alot of mind searching and I'm now really excited about all the parts and stuff coming!!!

    This is my Tapered 30WCF For what itis for a quick glance is a 32-40 but it isn't



    To get my ream it's a 6 to 8 week wait But thats Ok......

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    What you just got is the equivalent of the .32-40 Remington Hepburn cartridge! The Rem. version of the .32-40 was a .30 caliber, and I never understood why they didn't refer to it as a .30-40 Straight?

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    I once had a Hepburn in 32-40 and made cases from the 30-40 Krag, using a special order RCBS case forming set. It was a sporting model, with a sweet Lyman tang sight. I did the right thing at the time I sold it, but I wish now that I had toughed it out and kept it. Straight tapered, I think either the 30-30 or the 30-34 offers ideal capacity for cast bullets over smokeless powder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlinman93 View Post
    What you just got is the equivalent of the .32-40 Remington Hepburn cartridge! The Rem. version of the .32-40 was a .30 caliber, and I never understood why they didn't refer to it as a .30-40 Straight?
    That's really good to know......the ol'Roller will be right at home !!!! I had no idea that was how it was!! 30 cal AKA 32-40 .....WoW So should this be
    called a "32-40'' Remington or as in this day call it a 30 Taper ????

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    This is my start It should be at my door this Friday!!!


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    Very cool.

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    By the way, they shoot great just as they are in 8x58R Danish Krag ... I bought 2 of them about 15 years ago when they first came into Canada as surplus.

    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    Recently acquired one just like Al's. It will stay 8 X 58RD. After a week of cleaning the bore and another week or working up a load it shoots at least as good as Al's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Al View Post
    By the way, they shoot great just as they are in 8x58R Danish Krag ... I bought 2 of them about 15 years ago when they first came into Canada as surplus.

    I got one 12 or so years ago and it actually shot pretty good in the 8MM chambering, but I converted it to 40-65. I wish I had a good use for the barrel and parts left over.

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    Nice old Roller!

    I like the straight taper case too.

    I am not sure what it is, but I always like seeing rimmed cases in single shot rifles.
    Just seems to fit for some reason.

    Enjoy!

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    In the past my 32-40s have performed well ! they aren't a power house but !!! when I was looking at my collection of stuff ,this box of New 30-30 brass
    stuck out like a sore thumb!!! The answer came ! 30 taper and it should work as good if not better ! Can't wait till all the stuff gets here !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDeuce View Post
    That's really good to know......the ol'Roller will be right at home !!!! I had no idea that was how it was!! 30 cal AKA 32-40 .....WoW So should this be
    called a "32-40'' Remington or as in this day call it a 30 Taper ????

    Ol Deuce
    Only difference with your version is the rim diameter. Since you're using the .38-55 rim size, and the original used the slightly larger .30-40, .303 British rim diameter. Your choice what to call it, but .30-40 Rem. would work for me.
    Was this at Joe Salter's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marlinman93 View Post
    Only difference with your version is the rim diameter. Since you're using the .38-55 rim size, and the original used the slightly larger .30-40, .303 British rim diameter. Your choice what to call it, but .30-40 Rem. would work for me.
    Was this at Joe Salter's?
    This came from Simpson LTD. overwhelmed with pricing !! Ol Deuce
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    Nonmenclature aside- it'll be cool! You should have called it the 30-25 Ol Deuce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Nonmenclature aside- it'll be cool! You should have called it the 30-25 Ol Deuce.
    Hahaha I've bamboozled over the caliber LoL Let me get is shooting and than well put it up to the group !!! I sure hope this sucker
    don't let me down !!!!! But I think she is going to do me well !!!!!!!!

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    It is a cool looking case and I can't imagine it won't be accurate.

    I'm still rather surprised I bought that ol' Swede roller from Simpson's other than the price was...appealing and being an antique it was shipped direct to me. I always have and still do think they're butt ugly but it has been fun and it always receives some favorable comments. I suppose, for me, their beauty is in their simplicity and there's no questioning the quality of the Swedes.
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    Yup, some folk go to the movies for entertainment but I go to Simpsons web site! Congrats on that nice roller and that case is awesome with retro beauty oozing all over it. Isn't it great helping the economy go!
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    OlDeuce, good luck with your project,the Fed Ex truck of happiness is bringing my 8mm roller today, and a 12.7x44R to cheapen the freight. My Simpson's addiction is very BAD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharps4590 View Post
    It is a cool looking case and I can't imagine it won't be accurate.

    I'm still rather surprised I bought that ol' Swede roller from Simpson's other than the price was...appealing and being an antique it was shipped direct to me. I always have and still do think they're butt ugly but it has been fun and it always receives some favorable comments. I suppose, for me, their beauty is in their simplicity and there's no questioning the quality of the Swedes.
    My thoughts as well but I got an excellent price on this one and it has grown on me after re-barreling and new wood.

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    PS: I really like the looks of your .30 wildcat ... I'm interested to see how it shoots for you!
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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