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  • #30453
     WCM 
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    I have owned this rifle since the 90’s.
    It has proven to be exceptionally accurate with the RCBS 250 gr GC bullet and a maximum load of Rel 7
    I have used regular Marbles tang peep and the gold bead front sight.

    Since my eyes aren’t what they were twenty years ago, I have decided to put a scope on the rifle for testing groups at 200 yds and beyond.
    I ordered one of the Leupold 3-9 X40 with the CDS and wind plex reticle.

    I believe Leupold will custom make adaptor rings for the CDS with different calibers and drop rates.

    I am excited to try out the rifle again at long range.

    I wish I also had the exact same rifle in .30/30 win.

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     Doc Highwall 
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    I have one in 30-30 and really like it. I also have one in 38-55 made by Winchester. This is the Browning 30-30.

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    I bet that .30/30 is a sweet shooter.

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     Doc Highwall 
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    It is real nice, I also have a Ruger No1 in 30-30 to play with this fall.

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    Which rifle shoots the best?

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     oldblinddog 
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    WCM;n10219 wrote:

    I believe Leupold will custom make adaptor rings for the CDS with different calibers and drop rates.

    It is neither an adaptor nor a ring. It is a BDC dial, i.e the knob, that is engraved with your trajectory in yards. You sight in at 100 yards (or whatever your normal zero range is), range your target, then dial that range and hold dead on. Call the custom shop. You will need the bullet name, G1 b.c., velocity in f.p.s., elevation, and average temperature. I have several of them. They work well but only for the load that is marked. If you want to shoot a different load you have to change dials. I have pretty much gone back to straight moa dials except for one rifle.

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    Thanks for the information.
    That system may not be what I want.
    I will probably return the item and get a regular 3X9.
    I was kind of thinking of a 3X9 so I could set it on 3X and hunt with the rifle in the wood.
    The 9X would be fine for testing loads at 200 yds.

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    There again I could keep the scope and put it on my #1 .30/06 set up for 150 gr bullets at 2900fps.
    Then I could take the Leupold 2.5X8 off of the #1 and put it on the Traditional Hunter.

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     Doc Highwall 
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    I made a load up for the Browning using unique powder that shoots pretty good, but I have not had much time to shoot it lately or the Ruger.
    I have nose diameter problems being too large. I have since purchased a NOE TLC310-165-RF Plain base mould and I hope to cast with it real soon hoping it will solve my chambering problem.

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    If you have the RCBS 250 gr .38/55 mold, try 28 grains of Rel 7.

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    That’s what I would do. I have several vx-II and vx-I 2-7×33. I like that power range.

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    Doc Highwall;n10222 wrote: I have one in 30-30 and really like it. I also have one in 38-55 made by Winchester. This is the Browning 30-30.

    Tell me about your scope and mounts.
    Looks like a great setup you have.

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     Doc Highwall 
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    The bases are Weaver #11 and #29

    https://www.midwayusa.com/browning-1885/br?cid=11980

    The scope is a older Redfield 3200 24X power with standard 1″ quick release rings so I can change it between rifles.

    I also have a Steve Earle base for my Browning BPCR and a set of his Redfield 3200 rings that fit the standard scope blocks (Lyman / Unertl)

    http://www.steveearleproducts.com/index.htm

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    I decided to go with a Leupold 4X12 power scope with adjustable objective.
    I have two 300 gr plain base molds I would like to try at 200yds.
    I figured a 9X scope wouldn’t do me much good.
    12X will work fine at 100 and 200 yds.

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    Took my rifle out today and sighted it in.
    I am drifting into a .38/55 mode now.
    I have the two Highwall,and a Marlin.
    I will be working with that caliber for the most part now.

    I am working with the RCBS 250gr GC, RCBS 312gr BPS,and the Lyman 330 gr RN
    The Lyman is going to be the one I focus on next as my Ballard Company- Highwall bore is .375.
    I am awaiting the arrival of a .376 sizer die. I have some bullet already cast.
    I want to get that rifle shooting with smokeless first if at all possible.
    I will be working with H4895, IMR 3031,and Rel 7

    I will probably keep the velocities somewhere between 1300-1400 fps.

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