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« Reply #30 on: 08:54 AM, 12/11/10 »
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  • I gotta go with boltman13. I have a 257bob and a 7x57 both in 98 mausers also in a mauser is a 220 weatherby rocket set up as a bench gun that was the 1st rifle that I shot in the .1's with.
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    « Reply #31 on: 08:44 PM, 12/11/10 »
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  • I seem to have an odd affection for oddball chamberings, or calibers that take the road less traveled.  Two of those already much-mentioned--the 250 Savage (Sav 99) and the 6.5 x 55 (Ruger 77R) get quite a bit of range time from me.  I run about with three of the small Winchester hyphenated lever rifle rounds (25-20, 32-20, and 44-40), and the more popular 30-30 gets a little range and field time now and then.

    With that nom de plume of mine, you knew this one would come up--the 9.3 x 62 Mauser.  Mine is a CZ-550, and it is both accurate and powerful.  With cast bullets (270 grains @ 1800 FPS), it becomes a bolt action 38-55 +P of sorts, and will shoot 1.25-1.5 MOA all day long.  Not benchrest quality of course, but it's not a rat caliber.  It does similar work with Nosler Partition 286 grainers (2375-2400 FPS) and Nosler BalTip 250s (2575-2600 FPS), though 20 rounds of either of those from the bench is about all I care to accomplish in one day, thank you very much.

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    « Reply #32 on: 05:06 PM, 12/12/10 »
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  • I'll match the 250 and 300 Savages, as well as the 225 Win, all are sitting in my gun closet and reload bench, and raise the .284 win. That cartridge was given up on almost as soon as it was born, but like most neglected children, has grown up to be tough and nasty no matter what folks try to jamb down it's throat.
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    « Reply #33 on: 10:52 AM, 12/15/10 »
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  • If I may, I'd like to suggest:
    1. 25-35 Winchester
    2. 32-40 Winchester
    3. 7-30 Waters

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    « Reply #34 on: 01:01 PM, 12/15/10 »
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  • If I may, I'd like to suggest:
    1. 25-35 Winchester
    2. 32-40 Winchester
    3. 7-30 Waters

    +1 for the old 7-30 Waters, its almost forgotten but the other day I saw some federal ammo for one on the shelf, its a neat little round.
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    « Reply #35 on: 09:24 PM, 12/15/10 »
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  • How about a 218 Bee??  I was at my gunsmith's today and one of the guys had a gorgeous repro Winchester 63 in 218 Bee with one of those old-style scopes that was as long as the barrel.  What a beautiful little lever gun with that tiny frame!
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    « Reply #36 on: 10:09 PM, 12/15/10 »
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  • A friend of mine has an old 7.5 x 74 French!  I had never heard of such a cartridge until he told me about it.  It has got to be older than dirt.  I think its an old military gun.  Another one that comes to mind, I don't own one either but my uncle did is the old .32 special.  My uncle took some deer with that old rifle in Northern Michigan.  I saw the .224 Weatherby Mag mentioned and my neighbor and shooting friend has one of those.  It has an old 2-7 power Weatherby scope sitting on top too.

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    « Reply #37 on: 08:20 PM, 12/17/10 »
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  • I haven't seen mention of 7.7 Jap.
    I have a fondness for my first deer rifle. A sporterized military surplus that downed a few deet quite handily.

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    « Reply #38 on: 02:32 AM, 12/18/10 »
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  • Dave,
    Welcome to the forum, yes the 7.7 is a very accurate old round and one of the strongest actions. I have a sporterized pre war 7.7 that's deadly accurate.
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    « Reply #39 on: 06:46 AM, 12/18/10 »
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  • .303 British and 6.5/.303 Improved  8)

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    « Reply #40 on: 08:09 AM, 12/18/10 »
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  • bozo699,
    I remember in my early teen years my father bought a fully camo'd, sporterized 7.7 Jap to use as an upgrade for his old 30-30. I believe the rifle cost him about $100.00 but little did he realize that loaded ammo back then was only available from Norma and cost about $30.00/box. After Pop bought his Jap he allowed me to use his 30-30 when we went deer hunting. I shot a few deer with the old 30-30 and a couple that got away. In my mind I needed more horsepower.
    A couple years after Pop bought his I found out that my great Uncle had one still in full military condition. I used to enjoy visiting my Great Uncle just to talk hunting stories and guns in general, he was a great conversationist, and comedian. He knew I was at a coming of age, graduating from tree rat hunting to deer hunting and needed a rifle that would put them down handily. I think he finally got tired of me pestering him to see his Jap rifle when ever I came over and accepted my Stevens 20ga single shot as an even trade for the old Jap.
    I managed save up enough money to have a smith lop off the front site and cut the bolt. I did the wood work that was necessary and gave it a hand rubbed oil finish.
    Shortly after I shot up a couple boxes of bullets, Pop bought me an RCBS basic reloading kit that I still use.
    That old rifle was my introduction into reloading and I'm thankful for it.
    Typing this up brings back some good memories.

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    « Reply #41 on: 08:46 AM, 12/18/10 »
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  • Dave D show us a picture of that jap. I wish I could figure out how to put pics on here as I have a sporterized jap in 6.5.What a great shooter.With cast bullets it will shoot real tight with peep sights.
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    « Reply #42 on: 10:25 AM, 12/18/10 »
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  • Jon,
    Sad to say that gun was stolen about 13 years ago. Never to be seen again. I still have the brass, dies, and bullets just in case Pop ever needs some loaded ammo.

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    « Reply #43 on: 08:27 AM, 12/20/10 »
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  • Hey guys,

    Care to share your favourite cartridges that have been 'forgotten' over the decades.

    I know the 225 winchester is one, and for me personally, it has to be the 6.5x55 swedish. Give it another 100 years and it'll be entirely confined to history books and collectors. Not even Ruger or Winchester chamber it anymore here in Australia. The 8mm Mauser is another in the same class.
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    « Reply #44 on: 04:01 PM, 12/20/10 »
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  • 8x57JS is a Favorite of mine. Votes for 6.5x55 is dead on.


     

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