Sgt. Mike;n4076 wrote: I ran this by J.A. and L. Bobbit
they said yer doing it wrong ………… OK just kidding Tim .
Figured you had the headaches calmed down a bit more by now…
Maybe bad stress releif?? couple that with those durn barrel bands on a lever gun. Maybe the issue??
IDK just offering opinions and thoughts.
Back before the current Winchester Company reintroduced the 1895 in 405 WCF, some were attempting to bore out Browning 1895 30-40 Krag repro’s to 405. They encountered the same problem you are in the front sight area. The brazing caused that area of the barrel to harden and when the cutter got closer to the hard spot it chattered…[Read more]
Wright Arms;n3937 wrote: I was sorta thinking the same thing. Given the cost and appearance of Tim’s rifle, they were probably betting it would only be shot a few times, if ever. I’d like to think I’m wrong. But I bet I’m not.
My four high grade Brownings with the same finish as Goodsteel’s (two 1886’s, one M71, and one M65) would prove that…[Read more]
Started in High School when I bought a T/C Renegade .54 for the first dedicated ML season in my state. 3 huge lead ingots in the basement that had been there all my life were my source of metal. My parents bought me a Browning 71 reproduction for a High School graduation/working my butt off on the farm my whole life for no pay present. When I went…[Read more]
Beagle333;n3227 wrote: I go for the one-at-a-time method with the diagonal cutters. Fortunately I only have about a hundred pounds of COWW left to be smelted…. ever. I hit my “lifetime supply” a long time ago and now am just cleaning up all of the loose WW still in boxes and buckets. 😎
If you are using the factory sights then those groups are what I would expect. It seems to be lost on manufacturers on how to equip a rifle with iron sights. The terrible semi buckhorn rear with square notch paired with a front bead is all modern Browning/Winchester uses and for the life of me I can’t understand. I replaced the rear sight on one…[Read more]
I shoot old British cartridges (450, 500, 577 BPE) using the standard procedure of using 40% 4198 nitro for black to get then to shoot to the fixed sights. Sometimes it’s a few grains higher than 40%. A couple grain tuft of dacron left fluffed, not compressed to keep powder where it belongs. I’ve used it in the 45-70 and 50-110 also. I have two…[Read more]
started using Grumpa 35 Rem brass two months ago in a Marlin 336, Rem81, and Rem 141. I will never buy commercial 35 Rem brass as long as he makes this. I sold all my 35 Rem brass on Gunbroker after using Grumpa’s brass