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  • GBertolet's Avatar
    09-17-2021, 12:26 PM
    4 feet down and 3 foot to the right @ 25 yards, is way off. I am experimenting with my 1899 Krag for a scout setup, with a 2X leupold scope. The Krag barrel has considerable taper. I experimented with fitting an old weaver base, using the existing...
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    09-09-2021, 09:40 AM
    I bought one new in 1983. Mines a 45 acp, and it works great. I ditched the disk primer feed, and went to a stick feed. Also I upgraded the powder measure to a Lee disc measure. I think it is a mechanical marvel. You do have to have a certain level...
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    09-05-2021, 11:19 AM
    I always use a loading block when charging cases. Before I seat the bullets, I hold the block under a light, to make sure the cases are all equally charged. I never have had any issues using this method. This is a good system for keeping things...
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    08-24-2021, 06:26 PM
    I wound up making my own out of drill rod. The Dillon 9mm expander miked only .353, which was too small for .358 bullets which my 9mm's like. I made my new plug @ .356, and a little longer, so I could use heavier bullets if I wished, without swaging...
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    08-20-2021, 09:16 PM
    I have used the 311291 and 311284, with good results, in both my Krags. There is a joint where the sideplate is attached to the receiver. The bullet noses have to slide over it. Maybe on your rifle, there is an edge there, catching on the bullets.
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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