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Post by porter3861 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:02 pm

BR - thank you for the Redfield instructions! I did a little digging around on the web but couldn't find a decent set. That being said, it's a pretty straight forward set of sights and I got fairly familiar with it while laser bore sighting it. I will look for that bur you suggested. I fed and chambered some dummies I'd made to test the magazine, bolt face, and extraction/ejection and it all went smoothly. Smoother than most of my Mausers, actually!

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Post by butlersrangers » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:02 pm

Of course, it is possible that someone already filled the 'slot' for the tip of the cut-off on your Krag receiver.

Attached photo shows where to look for the cut-off tip.

BTW - A U.S. Quarter makes a handy 'screwdriver' for the (big-head) elevation/lock screw and the smaller windage screws on the 102-K sight.
Windage adjustment works real smooth, if you gradually loosen one screw and tighten the opposite to drift the 'peep' in the direction you want to go.
Use the little elevation 'set-screw' to allow the return to a setting, once you have elevation figured out.
This allows the elevation-staff to be loosened & raised (for Bolt removal) and then accurately return staff to preset elevation.
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Post by porter3861 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:48 pm

BR,

Again, thank you for the information. I've had a look inside the action and can see the slot you mentioned. I haven't had any issues hand cycling dummy rounds but I'll keep an eye on it. I have a set of gunsmithing bits and there is actually a Redfield bit in there that works really well on the large elevation screw. Speaking of which, I laser bore sighted the Krag in my dining/TV room (image attached) so I should be on the paper at 25 yards when I shoot it next week. I was surprised how high the Refield was, but then the front sight is pretty high as well. I'll post a range report after the trip. Also, I've included a snap of the hand loads I've worked up and they are left to right:

H 110 grn V-Max w/ 38.7 grains IMR 3031
H 165 grn BTSP w/ 37 grains 3031
H 168 grn A-Max w/ 37 grains 3031
H 220 grn RN w/ 28.7 grains 3031

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Post by butlersrangers » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:09 pm

'Porter' - Everything is looking good. You might want to try a 'screw-in' aperture disc for shooting paper targets at the range. Most Redfield, Lyman, Marble's and Williams' "peep" discs have the same thread and will work. Optimal Disc 'Hole Size' will vary with lighting, front-blade style, and shooter's eye-sight.

Having no Disc is good for short range Woods Hunting, where a wide 'field of view' is desirable.

(BTW - I've gotten by with never having 'crimped' bullets in my reloads, including .30-06 loads for my M-1 Garand. Bolt guns are pretty benign on reloads. 'Neck-Sizing' and not 'crimping' can add to Brass longevity and cartridge accuracy).

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Post by porter3861 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:03 pm

Good copy! The next loads I do I'll experiment with not crimping. I actually just crimped them because a crimp die was in with the die set.

Can you recommend a vendor for the peep disc?

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Post by porter3861 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:16 pm

BR - I just ordered two peep apertures from Midway. Much to my surprise, Midway had them in stock. (I never have very good luck with Midway.) One aperture is a .050" hole and the other is a .093" hole. I figured they were $8 and $9 respectively, so I'll try them both and they'll be here before my next range day. Thanks for the recommendation!!

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