Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by KneverKnew
Wed May 15, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss M-78 Load Development and Results
Replies: 7
Views: 408
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Re: Swiss M-78 Load Development and Results

I retested my 20 grain load of 2400 powder at my local 100 yard range. I loaded three extra to shoot first as fowlers. After the fowlers, I waited a few minutes for barrel to cool and to get my LabRadar set up and organize my junk. I then loaded the five rounds in the tube magazine and got busy. I c...
by KneverKnew
Mon May 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: M78 Vetterli rear sight adjust
Replies: 5
Views: 224
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Re: M78 Vetterli rear sight adjust

Now I just need to shoot it. Rounds loaded and waiting. But for the rain....
by KneverKnew
Mon May 13, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: M78 Vetterli rear sight adjust
Replies: 5
Views: 224
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Re: M78 Vetterli rear sight adjust

Remove center screw. Apply drop of kroil. Tap, tap. Done. Replace screw.
by KneverKnew
Sun May 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: M78 Vetterli rear sight adjust
Replies: 5
Views: 224
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Re: M78 Vetterli rear sight adjust

DaleH wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 2:50 pm
Why can’t it ... ? And of course I’ve been known to bend a barrel or two. Actually 5, but only one was a modern centerfire. The others are BP replica fowlers and that’s how you adjust to your point of aim from load of choice.
Same here! LOL.
by KneverKnew
Sun May 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 43 Beaumont powder choices?
Replies: 0
Views: 133
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43 Beaumont powder choices?

I’ve done okay using IMR 4198 in my Beaumont. But am looking to make use of the other powders I have on hand, other than black powder. Looking at my Lyman 47th reloading handbook, under 45/70 loads for trap doors, I see loads for some of my other powders. Such as Rx7, 3031, 4227, 2400 and unique. Am...
by KneverKnew
Sat May 11, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss Vetterli rounds dropping out bottom.
Replies: 0
Views: 100
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Swiss Vetterli rounds dropping out bottom.

I’ve noticed while test cycling rounds through the tube magazine that sometimes if I don’t pull bolt To rear briskly enough to bring lifter to full top position that next next round in the tube will fall out the bottom of the lifter mechanism. Anyone else have this happen? Thoughts on the cause and ...
by KneverKnew
Sat May 11, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Swiss M-78 Load Development and Results
Replies: 7
Views: 408
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Re: Swiss M-78 Load Development and Results

I tried 20 grains of 2400 the other day. I tried three shots at 100 yards. Average V= 1352 FPS. I’m noticing a trend for a first shot flyer on a cold clean barrel, with subsequent shots being much closer together. Including first round flyer, the group for three shots was 3-3/4”. The last two shots ...
by KneverKnew
Thu May 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: M78 Vetterli rear sight adjust
Replies: 5
Views: 224
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M78 Vetterli rear sight adjust

Ok. So the front sight doesn’t adjust for windage.
Why can’t the rear sight be drifted for windage in the huge dove tail slot it sits in?
by KneverKnew
Wed May 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Proper mould for Swiss Vetterli with 38mm brass
Replies: 3
Views: 164
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Re: Proper mould for Swiss Vetterli with 38mm brass

Just ordered the six gangs of the Lee c430-310 rf.
by KneverKnew
Wed May 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Proper mould for Swiss Vetterli with 38mm brass
Replies: 3
Views: 164
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Re: Proper mould for Swiss Vetterli with 38mm brass

That’s the one that I was contemplating on getting. Would be useful in my Smith & Wesson 6 to 9 as well. I’m just wanting to make sure that I can crimp the bullet at the proper 2.2 inches for cycling in the tube. I didn’t know if anyone would suggest one of the Vetterli bullets that seem to be avail...
by KneverKnew
Wed May 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Dutch Beaumont stock restore project
Replies: 24
Views: 643
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Re: Dutch Beaumont stock restore project

That final stain I used was the dark brown Feibings. So if I use Tung or BLO I can’t use my gunnys paste?

I think for this Beaumont I’d want a more flat finish. Not sure though.
by KneverKnew
Wed May 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Dutch Beaumont stock restore project
Replies: 24
Views: 643
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Re: Dutch Beaumont stock restore project

Ok. I think I’m finished with the staining. So does it even come close to resembling an antique stock and not a new one? It is over 140 years old after all. I know the fact that it has been sanded smooth doesn’t help. 84FC4217-C491-40C8-8DE7-7B43EBBA40BA.jpeg C4A0B279-9DA4-46BD-9ED9-8DE5048E05DC.jpe...
by KneverKnew
Wed May 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Dutch Beaumont stock restore project
Replies: 24
Views: 643
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Re: Dutch Beaumont stock restore project

Just the info I needed. Photobucket was a last resort. Thanks.
by KneverKnew
Wed May 08, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Dutch Beaumont stock restore project
Replies: 24
Views: 643
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Re: Dutch Beaumont stock restore project

Photobucket always puts its logo. How did you remove it?
by KneverKnew
Tue May 07, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Proper mould for Swiss Vetterli with 38mm brass
Replies: 3
Views: 164
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Proper mould for Swiss Vetterli with 38mm brass

I want to cast the same kind of bullet that works properly with 38 mm brass with an overall length of 2.2 inches. Bullet weight should be about 310 to 320 grain’s preferably with a flat point. Any suggestions appreciated. I’ll mainly be pan lubing with green speed or tumble lubing with XLox or Alox.

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