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by Ernest T
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Pawnshop Predicament
Replies: 17
Views: 10134

Re: Pawnshop Predicament

+ 1 on the Finn. My most accurate Mosin type rifle. They are also usually better finished than than some of the other Mosins, but also more expensive.
by Ernest T
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Light weight projectiles in C96/38 or Ljungman?
Replies: 11
Views: 6864

Re: Light weight projectiles in C96/38 or Ljungman?

I looked up my load data. I used 40 gr of H4895 for 25 rounds and 42 gr for another 25 rounds. I saw no difference in accuracy between the 2 loads at 100 or 200 yards in my M38. Note that this is the short barrel Swede. If you are shooting one of the long M96s I'd go with 40 gr to start. My lee manu...
by Ernest T
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Light weight projectiles in C96/38 or Ljungman?
Replies: 11
Views: 6864

Re: Light weight projectiles in C96/38 or Ljungman?

Well those look exactly like what I have used. I think you will be OK with them. The new box has the exact same warning to use them at medium velocity. I'd start low and work up. According to Sierra, medium velocity is less than 3600 fps. I never chronographed the ones I shot, so don't know what spe...
by Ernest T
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?
Replies: 5
Views: 10532

Re: Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?

Thanks for the info. I ordered a box from Buffalo Arms. I guess I'll find out how they do. I found one other source, but their prices were almost $3.00 per round.

Now I'm looking for reloading dies, but the only ones I can find are RCBS and they are expensive.
by Ernest T
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Light weight projectiles in C96/38 or Ljungman?
Replies: 11
Views: 6864

Re: Light weight projectiles in C96/38 or Ljungman?

I've shot 85 gr Sierra Varminter bullets out of my Swedish M38 with good results out to 200 yards. Actually got some good tight groups at 100 yards. I think I was using 42-43 gr of H4895, but can't remember for sure. I know this load is in one of my reloading manuals. If you got a box of really old ...
by Ernest T
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Enfield No 4 mk 1 (T) update and range report
Replies: 3
Views: 2361

Re: Enfield No 4 mk 1 (T) update and range report

Really appreciate the load data. I'll have to remember that load to try in mine. I haven't tried RL 15 yet, but someone else had recommended it and I just picked up some last week to try. Just curious, was this rifle one of the recent ones sold by RIA? I was bidding on one of about 4 different snipe...
by Ernest T
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Enfield No 4 mk 1 (T) update and range report
Replies: 3
Views: 2361

Re: Enfield No 4 mk 1 (T) update and range report

That is a great looking rifle. I managed to pick up my first Enfield sniper last month, but because of poor weather, I've not been able to shoot it yet. I only got the rifle and scope (No 32 Mk 3). No crate, etc., but it did have a correct sling and scope covers. My rifle has a mismatched scope, but...
by Ernest T
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: Price check on an M1903
Replies: 8
Views: 4609

Re: Price check on an M1903

I bought a very nice 1903 Marine Sniper clone 2 months ago. The guy that I bought mine off of has built several of these rifles and shoots one of them very competitively in the CMP matches. Here is how he built this one: 1. High number Springfield 1903 (not sporter) 2. CMP C stock 3. New Criterion b...
by Ernest T
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?
Replies: 5
Views: 10532

Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?

Anyone have a source for ammo to feed my Type 14 Nambu? I see that Grafs carried the PCI ammo, but I've seen mixed reviews for that ammo. Wondering if there is another source?

Thanks!
by Ernest T
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: My New Toy
Replies: 16
Views: 8977

Re: My New Toy

Hard to beat those Swiss rifles regardless of the model. That is a nice looking tiger stripped stock!
by Ernest T
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Japanese Pistols
Topic: A few parts of my Nambu type 14
Replies: 1
Views: 3031

Re: A few parts of my Nambu type 14

I know this is a late response to your post, but since no one else had responded, I'll give you my 2 cents worth. I recently acquired a 1944 Type 14 with many parts that also appeared strawed. I think this is simply a result of the bluing process used. Later in the war I suspect some shortcuts were ...
by Ernest T
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Newbie K31
Replies: 10
Views: 11895

Re: Newbie K31

If this is your first K31, you may find Pierre St. Marie's article on "accurizing" the K31 useful. I did--even though it took me years to get around to actually trying it out. Immediately wished I'd done it sooner, notwithstanding the fact that my Swiss rifles were already about my most accurate ri...
by Ernest T
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Why by surplus M2
Replies: 2
Views: 2496

Re: Why by surplus M2

I used to buy it to shoot in my semi-autos like my M1 and my M1A, then use the brass to reload for my bolt actions, but I always got the non-corrosive brands. It is getting harder to find now, so I don't think anyone will be buying it much longer. I used to get it from the CMP when they had it in st...
by Ernest T
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Accumount Question
Replies: 1
Views: 2860

Re: Accumount Question

The Swedes stamped the serial numbers on the base and the mount when they converted a M96 to a M41/B, so I think this made up for the covering of the original serial number. After the base was put on the rifle and staked and pinned in place, most were not removed. Once you drill 5 holes in the recei...

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