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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:27 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Took it out this morning & burned up some old ammo I found in the gun room. Shot @ 50 yards from an elbow rest. Cases made from 348 Win brass. 20.0 grains/ AA 5744. Lee 205 grain gas check bullet meant for Steyr M.95 @ .329"

After this I found a rock the size of a cantaloupe & smacked it 5x5 @ 100+ yards. Turned it into gravel!

What a sweet old rifle! :bigrin: SW

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:46 am 
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pretty neat.........but I can't say that rifles name.. :kap:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:16 am 
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It's easy! Go slowly... "Brit - ney". There! That wasn't so hard! :crzy: :rotflma: :rotflma: :rotflma: :rotflma: :jok: SW

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:08 am 
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looks sweet - not so sure of that name tho ---not peckin sides tho


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:27 am 
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NebrHogger wrote:
Took it out this morning & burned up some old ammo I found in the gun room. Shot @ 50 yards from an elbow rest. Cases made from 348 Win brass. 20.0 grains/ AA 5744. Lee 205 grain gas check bullet meant for Steyr M.95 @ .329"

After this I found a rock the size of a cantaloupe & smacked it 5x5 @ 100+ yards. Turned it into gravel!

What a sweet old rifle! :bigrin: SW

One neat gun! I was at an auction about a year ago and some of the gun's on my son's list went too high, so I had some $$ with no home and bought one 'on spec' as it were. I told him if he didn't want it I'd keep it. Still waiting for him to not want it. :-(
But he's never been able to get dies for it, or brass. But I do have some .348 brass. Do you have any details on the .348 conversion process?
(Still have the Vetterli but haven't shot it since early this past summer. Combination of work too demanding and trying to keep up with the "new" guns that keep showing up at various auctions :-o )

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:34 am 
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I run 348 brass through the 8mm Kropatschek FL die. One pass does the deal. Cutting a bevel on the case head isn't as easy.

I chuck a case in my cheep drill press using hand pressure & apply a file until the bolt will close on each case. Doesn't take all that much - just a little practice.

I'm not sure how Buffalo Arms makes their cases longer... they really don't need to be - you seat the boolet out to achieve the right COL & stuff them in the tube magazine as normal.

I did buy 20 cases already made up but was too cheep for more. Once I got onto making the bevel, I made 50.

These are sweet old rifles! Oddly, the bayonets cost like half as much as the rifle. But you can use them to dig dandylions without bending over! ;) :bigrin:

As of right now, Buffalo Arms has dies and brass in stock for 8x60R Kropatschek. The dies aren't cheep @ $80 but worth it in the long run. SW

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:20 pm 
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NebrHogger wrote:
I run 348 brass through the 8mm Kropatschek FL die. One pass does the deal. Cutting a bevel on the case head isn't as easy.

I chuck a case in my cheep drill press using hand pressure & apply a file until the bolt will close on each case. Doesn't take all that much - just a little practice.

I'm not sure how Buffalo Arms makes their cases longer... they really don't need to be - you seat the boolet out to achieve the right COL & stuff them in the tube magazine as normal.

I did buy 20 cases already made up but was too cheep for more. Once I got onto making the bevel, I made 50.

These are sweet old rifles! Oddly, the bayonets cost like half as much as the rifle. But you can use them to dig dandylions without bending over! ;) :bigrin:

As of right now, Buffalo Arms has dies and brass in stock for 8x60R Kropatschek. The dies aren't cheep @ $80 but worth it in the long run. SW


The brass isn't cheap either! :ow:

I've sent an email to Buffalo Arms to see if they can ship dies to Canada. If they can I'll order them. If not I may use that U.S. Address service and go pick them up in Lewiston ... assuming I can bring them across myself.

Thinking it over, I made some Vetterli rounds from 348 brass, and put them aside once I got the Lebel brass. Can I make the Krop cases from the Lebel? I have a fair bit of that still kicking around.

Bayonets: Is there a short bayonet for the Kropatchek? I thought my son had one (well he's got dozens, but I thought he said one of them was for the Kropatchek. Maybe for a different model?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:50 pm 
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I've never messed around with Lebel brass for anything but Lebel ammo so I can't say. Also can't say much about the bayonet - I've only ever seen the long ones. SW

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:56 am 
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Nice looking rifle! Dandelion pickin bayos, lol.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:42 am 
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Ive got one also and it is one of my most accurate cast bullet rifle for shooting full course 200-500 meter silhouette.

I use the Lee Precision 205 grain M95 .329" bullet behind 22 grain of IMR SR4759 or 23 grins of AA5744.

Cutting the bevel on a lathe (I have one) or is the quickest way to modify rim.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:36 pm 
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Has anyone tried IMR 4198 with a cast bullet? If the original load was 70ish grains of black, I would think a good place to start would be 27-28 grains of IMR 4198. I am doing my homework while refurbishing a well used carbine.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:08 pm 
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What is the stud mounted forward of the side sling swivel for?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:31 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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If that's on a carbine, it might be something to keep it in the scabbard - or on the artillery piece - something of that nature. SW

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:10 am 
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Okay. The fellow I bought it from referred to it as an 'artillery carbine'.

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