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by madsenshooter
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Hand Loading Hornady 125 grn HPs
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: Hand Loading Hornady 125 grn HPs

I really hadn't looked at the Hornady 125s lately BR. Interesting new (to me) profile on product 30192. That's very close to what I swaged the HP profile of some 140gr Nosler match bullets down to in order to make them a bit more Krag friendly up the feed ramp. I used a Lyman 329 top punch. Those Ho...
by madsenshooter
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: Damaged Receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Damaged Receiver

I've got one broke like that. It looked to me like a machinist that knew what he what was doing could enlarge it, maybe fit a brass bearing in the right place, but maybe not. It'd be a good for a 2rd conversion.
by madsenshooter
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Hand Loading Hornady 125 grn HPs
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: Hand Loading Hornady 125 grn HPs

They fed through my 92/96 rifles set at an OAL of 3.10". Pretty good actually. That didn't leave a whole lot of the bullet shank in the case mouth. When I started shooting the BD loads the ogives were touching the rifling in the throat of the rifle I was using, one with what appeared to be an practi...
by madsenshooter
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Hand Loading Hornady 125 grn HPs
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: Hand Loading Hornady 125 grn HPs

I've got some good groups with Hornady's .310 diameter 123gr V-max bullet. Good enough that I shot them at Camp Perry once with a load that was maybe producing around 2500fps. I need to experiment more with them, the data above will help as I see some powders that I have on hand. The load I used at ...
by madsenshooter
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: Picked up a new toy
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: Picked up a new toy

Strippers, I like strippers. Clip can be used elsewhere for sure. I changed it above, Watch how you load your strippers! A bit better. Nothing wrong with charger either. I like that much better for the Krag loading device. I still like the thought of spritzing the rounds in!
by madsenshooter
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Anyone Frequent Gunboards Forum?
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Anyone Frequent Gunboards Forum?

I haven't been there in awhile, I'll have to check it out. Seems about all webpages change at once! Nearly so anyway. I think at some point I'll become like mom. Now my mom was a smart cookie and kept her wits about her a long time, unlike my ALS/Alzheimer's father. But even she got to a point that ...
by madsenshooter
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: Picked up a new toy
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: Picked up a new toy

Watch how you load your strippers. There was a fellow on my firing point a few years back shooting an SMLE. First five rapid fire went fine, second five weren't in the stripper right and the rifle experienced a case of rimlock. He was not a happy shooter! I noticed your mention of chargers rather th...
by madsenshooter
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Interesting Krag Ammo Reloading Ad 1900 era
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Interesting Krag Ammo Reloading Ad 1900 era

I think I have enough of those 284s cast of hard alloy loaded that I'd have some to experiment with and use in some future Roosevelt match if the results are good and if there's ever another match. First, a chronograph. I've put the parkerized split band back on my 92/96 after detecting a little pla...
by madsenshooter
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Old powder density
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Old powder density

There is moisture in powder that can evaporate over time. I pulled a 50BMG round that my little ball turret gunner of an uncle brought home from gunnery school during WWII. The round had been in grandma's knicknack cabinet for 65yrs. The powder was very dry, some had turned to dust. The brass case w...
by madsenshooter
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: Weaver N5 Scope Mount Receiver Holes
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Weaver N5 Scope Mount Receiver Holes

I've seen others with the mounting holes drilled forward. I have one of them. The front pair go all the way through the receiver ring. I haven't done much with it, someday it'll be a cast bullet benchrest rifle. I have a heavy contour Wilson barrel fitted to it. Anyway, as noted I have seen others p...