12.7x44R

D*veF said: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/airdrie/HPIM0175.jpg?t=1169518995I bought one of the Swedish 12.7X44R rolling block rifles from Tradeexcanada (#83 on their web-site) which arrived last week, and it was better than their description. I had intended to use 50-70 brass in it and had altered the rim size on a few cases to fit, but then ran across some .348 Win. brass, so decided to use it as it is cheaper and more available than 50-70. For anyone interested in these rifles, the photo shows the steps I used to make up the ammunition for it. I found that it helped to use a double wrap of 1/4" wide masking tape around the base of the brass to centre it in the chamber of the rifle, as it is considerably undersized. 1. On the right side is a .348 brass with the tape on it. 2. The next left is a piece with the neck sawed off, trimmed even, and then loaded with a forming charge of Bullseye under a packed down load of corn meal filler, sealed off with carpenter's glue. 3. Next is the blown out case, with the neck opened up a little further with a 50-70 expander die, and then trimmed. 4. Loaded 12.7X44R cartridge with Lyman 515141 bullet sized 0.509". 5. A 50-70 cartridge loaded with the same bullet, but sized 0.512" for comparison. There is case forming advice on the Tradeex site, but I don't have access to a lathe to make up the required neck expanders, so fire-formed instead. It seems to work out OK. I haven't had a chance to shoot the rifle for accuracy yet, but the rifling is better than described, so I expect it to be reasonable accurate and as it is already "bubba'd" I wont feel bad installing a tang sight down the road. Regards, DaveF.

sh*tgunjoe said: Can't find web site for tradeex,please help.

S*lverback said: Just add the www's to .tradeexcanada.com




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