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    March 2019, Contest topic: Military Rifles

    March 2019
    Contest topic: Military Rifles

    If you have a favorite Mil-surp,sporterized or original this is where to brag or ask for help.


    Let's see your photos of your levergun



    New contest format. New rules. See link for rules.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...90#post2797390








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    1874 French Gras

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    The ENEMY is listening.
    HE wants to know what YOU know.
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    Here's my 1898 Krag. I know... the front band is on backwards. I fixed that but not taken a new photo.Attachment 238218
    So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outpost75 View Post
    One of the rarest US milsurps is also a levergun
    Thanks for posting that, obviously I failed at the "CUT & PASTE" test today
    ... I guess I have to leave the OP unedited now
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    Is that a Winchester 92 30-30?
    Can you tell me a bit more about it?
    Winrider musket?
    I always wanted to shoot service rifle with one but have to verify when they we used.
    I suppose any old thing has been used in war and conflicts thou.

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    This old M48 Yugo was given to me by a good friend, still full of cosmoline & in box with bayonet and frog with rod and cleaning bag of goodies. Took some work to get the cosmoline all gone and then I modded it a bit, just to cool the barrel and look different from others.



    This is a 244 grain PC'd cast in magizine over some 180 grain jacketed soft points, looks long but they fit fine and chamber with .035" to spare before the lands.



    Being chicken as I am...this is how I test fired my first round.

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    Built on a 1903 Springfield action, an early example of a match rifle in 30.06

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASM826 View Post
    Built on a 1903 Springfield action, an early example of a match rifle in 30.06

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    Gorgeous rifle!

    I upload to ImGur and most generally upload at 800 X 600 pixel but at times I forget to check that tab so it goes up full size...
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    This was my truck gun when I was young and in High School. I had worked at a dairy farm and cattle ranch and I used to carry it in my pickup truck at the time. That was way back in a era when you could put guns on the rear cab gun rack and even drive to and from high school with it there too. Anyway it is an old 1936 vintage Carcano carbine in 6.5mm caliber. A gunsmith had a scope mount that fit it so I could mount a scope on it. That was a good thing as the iron sights are set for a 300 meters zero, rendering them pretty useless if you aren't in a war. Anyway, I did get to shoot three coyotes with it. Nothing fancy as I was a high school kid at the time with little money to spend on it. If I remember right, the rifle cost $29.95 (or was it less, I forget) at the time too. My mother had to buy it for me too. God bless our mothers.

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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