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 Cattus Borealis
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading 6.5x53R Dutch
Replies: 5
Views: 260
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Re: Reloading 6.5x53R Dutch

I would do this before any major sizing.
by Cattus Borealis
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading 6.5x53R Dutch
Replies: 5
Views: 260
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Re: Reloading 6.5x53R Dutch

Annealing is your friend in this quest. I have heard that Virgin Remington or Winchester 303 Brass is the best way to do it.
by Cattus Borealis
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Anyone have a steyr hahn pistol?
Replies: 3
Views: 494
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Re: Anyone have a steyr hahn pistol?

Here is Samson the Cat with my Steyr made in 1918.

Merry Christmas!
by Cattus Borealis
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Anyone have a steyr hahn pistol?
Replies: 3
Views: 494
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Re: Anyone have a steyr hahn pistol?

Wonder shooting pistols! Congratulations on it! I use Czech 7,62x25 strip clips on mine. I use 38 Super Dies to reload the brass.
by Cattus Borealis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Sporterizing
Topic: K98 Project
Replies: 3
Views: 819
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Re: K98 Project

The stock looks nice. Good luck with your project!
by Cattus Borealis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 1512
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Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

Nice Collection Pa Rifleman!

8x57mm is a great caliber.
by Cattus Borealis
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 1512
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Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

Cool! Three regiments worth of service in your rifle before going to the Turks!

Neat bayonet.
by Cattus Borealis
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 1512
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Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

Maybe tomorrow my friend.
by Cattus Borealis
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 1512
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Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

Nice Gew 1888 PA Rifleman! I lucked into a Ersatz Bayonet when I lived in LA. It fit both the Gew 88 and Gew 98. Neat design. Some of my rifle team students show up on Saturdays to shoot the classics. Here is picture snapped by one of my students of me with my prized Gew 88. I let him shoot it along...
by Cattus Borealis
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 1512
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Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

Gew 1888. .322 barrel as slugged. German barrel.
by Cattus Borealis
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 1512
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Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

Here are the Lee Maximum mold dimensions. Great bullet for $19.
by Cattus Borealis
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 1512
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Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

les1234 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:26 pm
Try about 11-12 grains of Trailboss, that's what I use in most of my 30 to 8mm surplus rifles.
Good to know!
by Cattus Borealis
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 1512
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Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

Thank you Rob! I'll have to see about finding some Trail Boss.
by Cattus Borealis
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 1512
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In Praise of the Gew 1888

Hello Everyone, I am always astounded how well some of these old guns shoot. One of my favorites to shoot is the Gew 1888. Mine was made in Danzig in 1895. I developed a load using a 241 grain FP gas checked bullet that I casted from the Lee Maximum Mold. I used AA 5744 powder. We shot the Gew 1888 ...
by Cattus Borealis
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: The Old Forum.
Replies: 14
Views: 2226
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Re: The Old Forum.

The biggest change with this site is that it became a collector's forum.

Rapidrob and a handful of others are the only shooters left.

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