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by professrh
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: How's Deer season gone?
Replies: 24
Views: 15858

Re: How's Deer season gone?

I shot a spike for a doe on the last Saturday of the season. He's in the freezer. I used the sporterized R. FAMAGE 30-06 Colombian Mauser I wrote about here a while back. The lead-free ammo I loaded this season performed admirably (it also shoots tight little group. Note to self for when I get rich)...
by professrh
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American/Central American/Mexican Rifles
Topic: 93 spanish mauser
Replies: 4
Views: 5962

Re: 93 spanish mauser

I found a nice Swede sporter in a pawnshop a few years back. Posted about it here. It's in a Mannlicher stock. Looks awesome. (As a bonus, it shoots like a dream).

Good luck with your project!
by professrh
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Shooting Events, Ranges and Locations
Topic: Winter 2020 50 Yard Postal Shoot
Replies: 27
Views: 11720

Re: Winter 2020 50 Yard Postal Shoot

This should be fun. It'll get me off my pawnshop sporters and back on iron sights.
by professrh
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Optics and Optics Mounts
Topic: Brenshok/Scoutmount.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Re: Brenshok/Scoutmount.com

Good to know. Those are great scope mounts. I've owned several; right now my Swedish m38 and my vz24 are so equipped. I've used both to put meat on the table. Leatherwood/Hi-Lux scout scope works great with this setup.

My $0.02. YMMV
by professrh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: reloading data
Replies: 16
Views: 3686

Re: reloading data

Oh, I think so! Just remember not to try and push a .323" projo down a .318 barrel (which is harder to find anyway), and you should be fine. PPU makes lawyer loads for "8mm Mauser" and legit loads for "8x57 mauser." At least, that's what I've heard around the interwebs. I've never actually seen PPU ...
by professrh
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: reloading data
Replies: 16
Views: 3686

Re: reloading data

KySwiss wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:03 pm
Hey Prof, thanks for the link.

BTW, glad to hear from you again. We use to chat some years ago when I was Kymauser, before SRF went through a couple of owners.
I remember. Hope things are going well out your way. Let us know what you end up loading in your 8x57.

--Prof
by professrh
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: reloading data
Replies: 16
Views: 3686

Re: reloading data

If you visit the link listed below and scroll down past the cartridge drawing, you'll find a table of original German military standard issue rifle cartridges (in 8x57) that includes projectile weight and muzzle velocity. Personally, I tend to load a bit lighter than military spec for better accurac...
by professrh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: How's Deer season gone?
Replies: 24
Views: 15858

Re: How's Deer season gone?

There are some nice deer pictured in this thread. Good work, y'all.

Season hasn't started yet here in Alabama. But I'll be hunting this year with Barnes 120-grain TSX out of my Swede sporter--as soon as I get some loaded. Wish me luck with that project!

--Prof
by professrh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Scout Scope Suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Re: Scout Scope Suggestions?

I've had good luck with the Leatherwood/Hi-Lux 2-7x32mm Long Eye Relief Riflescope, using the Brenshok scope base, which fits over and retains use of the rear sight. Put one on a Swede m38 and one on a VZ-24. Both rifles so scoped have put meat on the table. So, there's my $0.02
by professrh
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Any of you guys hunt with you K31?
Replies: 11
Views: 4576

Re: Any of you guys hunt with you K31?

For the record, I'm using Varget in all of my loading for Swiss rifles. Load data from the thread I mentioned above.
by professrh
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Any of you guys hunt with you K31?
Replies: 11
Views: 4576

Re: Any of you guys hunt with you K31?

Here's one I shot with the 150-grain Hornady InterLock:
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And below that, one I shot with the 165-grain Sierra Game King:


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by professrh
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Any of you guys hunt with you K31?
Replies: 11
Views: 4576

Re: Any of you guys hunt with you K31?

I hunted with Swiss rifles for a number of years, had great success with both whitetails and feral hogs (most of the latter on the order of 150-200 lbs). I used 150-grain Hornday SPs early on, but upgraded to the 165-grain Sierra GKs after reading this thread: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/theswis...
by professrh
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: New Walnut K-31
Replies: 13
Views: 4896

Re: New Walnut K-31

JAG2955 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:58 pm
What was the original finish on military K31s?
Shellac on the beech stocks, linseed oil + turpentine on the walnut stocks.

Here's a link: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/theswis ... 10847.html
by professrh
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Who here uses a wet tumbler?
Replies: 13
Views: 5280

Re: Who here uses a wet tumbler?

That's what I've done: Harbor Freight rock tumbler, rifle brass and hot water with just a few drops of Dawn and a bit of citric acid powder from the canning section at Walmart. No pins. Haven't needed them.
by professrh
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: New Walnut K-31
Replies: 13
Views: 4896

Re: New Walnut K-31

Nice rifle. Nice shooting. Congrats!

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