Ammunition Reloading

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gas56
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Re: Ammunition Reloading

Postby gas56 » March 16th, 2018, 10:06 am

SoftShoe wrote:
gas56 wrote:Before these were used, years ago we use to even look down through the barrel with the bolt off, and that can give you an Idea where to start to see where the iron sights should be adjusted.


Years ago? I still do this :P

Only us old timers................. :lol:
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Re: Ammunition Reloading

Postby Radamus » March 16th, 2018, 12:11 pm

gas56 wrote:
SoftShoe wrote:
gas56 wrote:Before these were used, years ago we use to even look down through the barrel with the bolt off, and that can give you an Idea where to start to see where the iron sights should be adjusted.


Years ago? I still do this :P

Only us old timers................. :lol:

Let em laugh- it actually works good enough to get you on the paper - First thing I do mounting a new scope out of the box, saves ammo. A bore laser works good too. I have a couple pen types and one to mess with the dog that have worked good enough in the past.
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Re: Ammunition Reloading

Postby Schrider » March 30th, 2018, 10:17 pm

having a 92/96 krag jorgensen in 30-40 myself, and having had terrible issues with accuracy with factory 30-40 ammo, i finaly slugged my bore and found that it was oversized - something that can happen on older military rifles, if you havent found a solution to your POI being high, i'd look at slugging the bore and seeing if going with cast bullets to match (go a little low on the loading, something like ~25-28 gr of IMR 3031 for example, to keep the velocity under 2000 ft/s) or looking at potentialy loading .312 diameter bullets ment for .303's instead of .308 diameter bullets, if your bore is .310-.312 after being slugged.

edit, forgot to mention that if you havent found your shell holder, shell holders suitable for .303 will work for 30-40 krag, as .303 is the parent cartridge, and 30-40 brass can be formed from .303 brass

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