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Thread: Bullberry Barrel Works

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    Bullberry Barrel Works

    Is about to start my barrel - as soon as I call and pay!

    They have the reamers for the .25 Krag AI 40degree chamber. If you are looking for a quarter bore in a single shot and want a rimmed cartridge - this is the one I chose. I picked up a set of RCBS dies on close out, but I'm sure Dave at CH4D lists this as one of the cartridges he makes dies for as well. They will be keeping the reamers.

    As for size - it is two grains of water larger than the 25 Roberts AI and two grains of water smaller than the 25-06. Seems to me relatively easy to come up with loads for it given how it falls directly between those two, and I have data for both (old Sierra manual for the 25 Roberts AI.)
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    Keep us posted, it sounds interesting.

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    I visited their shop about 15 months ago and they gave me the ten cent tour. Very nice people!

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    Fred makes good stuff and they are nice folks. My oldest barrel is stamped Las Vegas, I've been using their barrels for a long time.

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    love the quarter bore going to get out my Ackley manuals and check this bad boy out.

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    I love the quarter bores also. My wife with her .250 Savage Sako and myself with my 25-06 Remington Tikka are a deer killing Duo.
    Wayne, this barrel is for a Contender, correct? Should be ultra cool!

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    Nope, for my Encore Katadin. They are making me a forearm as well to fit the barrel. They also move the scope mount forward a little - one of their options.
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    You know- "pics or it didn't happen"! Can't wait to see the gun and the cartridge.

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    Agreed, will get the camera out when the package comes. Gotta have that to size the brass necks, too.
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    Should be here Wed. Probably no pics until later, cause busy Wed. nite.
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    As promised, some proof pics - if this works. Click image for larger version. 

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    Btw, they included a bottle of Eezox - is this stuff as good as it's ad says it is?
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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