- June 12, 2019 at 2:31 pm #69288
i finally got around to sending my win m94(1972) to JES( to http://www.35caliber.com/ ) make a 30-30 into 35/30 caliber. he should have it by now(i mailed her on 6/4). i also got my ch4d 35/30 dies and some 30-30 starline brass. i did 5 cases to 35 cal and they did come out alright. tomorrow i’ll do 100 cases(weather ch is calling for rain).
i bought some 200gr fn gc(https://bullshop.weebly.com/-35-cali…t-bullets.html
), just to see if they’re alright. (the next step is a 245gr fn gc(saeco))
before it goes off(again) to get it cerakoted, i’m going to try breakfree clp to scrub the rust off of my receiver(sintered steel). to scrub i’ll be using clp, my old toothbrush, 0000 steel wool and a prayer or two or three
. if it don’t werk, then off to cerakote it.
i’ll probably be using williams 5d or fp 94. after (ahem)”shooting” my husky m46 with iron sights, i don’t think its possible to shoot the 35/30 with irons. i shoot my 30-40 krag in a redfield 102k(peep sight), so i think i’m good. the next step is something that i don’t to think about, a scope on a lever action( even marlins’)!!!!!!
when the m94 is done, i’ll have a deer/bear rifle that i can be proud of. now all i hafta do is figured out cremation on the m94. then we’ll be happy!!!
- June 13, 2019 at 9:39 am #69289GlennParticipant
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Excellent, looking forward to pics and a range report.
Did you just send the barrel off, or the whole rifle?
- June 13, 2019 at 1:58 pm #69290
the whole rifle. i have a plastic gun case that is foamed up on the inside. i don’t think that the action and barrel was ever separated(in the factory it was). i don’t do rifle barrels anymore because of my stroke. lol, i can see it now, a one armed guy trying to do a rebarrel!!! oh my, i’m laughing so hard that it hurts!!!!!
i can do miscellaneous things like bolting up the stock, but for harder things, like rebarreling the action, i use my gunsmith.
- June 13, 2019 at 7:26 pm #69291HarterParticipant
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Looking forward to reading about it .
I like the Lee 358-200 RF and the RCBS 35-250 in the 358 Win .
- June 24, 2019 at 3:34 pm #69295
today i cleaned the barrel out. it only took me 45 minutes or so. the first 1/2 hour i was soaking it in gunslick’s foaming bore cleaner. the next 15 minutes or so was a bore brush, 35 caliber patches, sweet’s and some elbow juice to make it clean. i found only one steel/lead shaving and it was miniscule. the first series of patches came out grey. the second series(sweets) came out clean. i oiled up the inside of the barrel and i did oil up the outside. i’ll say this, JES does good work!!! i was surprised that the patches didn’t find shavings i’d expect. i was more surprised on barrel cleaness. i was expecting it to be dirty, but 4 or 5 patches and it comes out clean. i did the 2nd set because i couldn’t believe that the barrel was clean!!!! i did a dry run(patches) on the barrel’s rifling and i found it smooth as a baby’s bottom. so three cheers for JES!!!!!
tomorrow, i’ll use transmission fluid(i don’t have acetone? i’ll have to look.) and my old toothbrush to attack the rust(sinter steel). if that don’t werk, then i’ll have to buy breakfree clp and some fine copper wool 0000. if that don’t werk, then its off to cerakote.
JES gave me load that says 200gr cast and rel10, but i don’t have any rel10. i have trail boss(its a joy to shoot on anything), 2400, rel 7, h4198(JES did imr on j-words) and h322(i have a pound of it, unopened for about 5 years). i’ll have to check but i got a 1/2lb of varget. i bought it for my 30-40 krag but it doesn’t like varget. i have found an article that goes 15.4 – 20.0gr of 2400 with a 200gr cast boolit that goes 1300-1800fps. i’m a little leery of going over 16.0gr of 2400, but i ask, do you take 20.0gr of 2400? or was it just a show(lie)?
- June 26, 2019 at 12:57 am #69297
i did manage to scrub some of the rust off. i used transmission fluid and mineral spirits(i don’t have acetone, so i’ll put it on my list). i don’t think i’ll have it cerakoted. it will take me a couple of days to remove all the the rust.
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