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Albroswift

"I don't shoot Well, but I shoot often" --T Roosevelt

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Took my "Good Medicine For Lions" 405 cal '95 Winchester to the range today, been trying to get a decent load for it over the last couple months, hadd spreads close to 100 FPS with H4895, over 60 spread with factory loads, tried Varget today, sweet spot at 53 grains under a 300 gr Hornady pill got a SD of less then 4! Managed shoot a couple of 100 yard groups that rivaled the scoped gun next to me, wind blowing rain sideways kind of a an equalizing force! 

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405 Winchester M1895 1929 build. 

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300 gr pill over 53gr Varget

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Truly a gun that earned the "Punishes at both ends" title.

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Providence Tool Peep Sight 

 

 

 

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Been a work in progress, 7-8 years or so. Started with basically no wood, my dad did the furniture from scratch, bore was in great shape, rest of metal not bad. Old local smith did the finish.

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.223, .308, .405, 45-70

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2 hours ago, Sisco said:

A beautiful restoration of a classic! Nice job! Go grizzly hunting.:thumbup:

X2

I like the whole process of what you did.

I started going through my father in law's guns,most were in pretty good shape considering they were from the 20's and 30's.

 

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3 minutes ago, Armed Eye Doc said:

Right after the 500BO.

Yep, that's first on the table.  I can **hint** that there's already a barrel for this.  But I can't talk about it.  That would be wrong, to talk about it. 

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13 minutes ago, 98Z5V said:

Yep, that's first on the table.  I can **hint** that there's already a barrel for this.  But I can't talk about it.  That would be wrong, to talk about it. 

Talk about what?

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39 minutes ago, Armed Eye Doc said:

Talk about what?

I don't know how we got here, or how you dragged me into this.  Do I know you?....   :banana:

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" ...sweet spot at 53 grains under a 300 gr Hornady pill..."

Going over and logging my data into the book noticed it was actually 55 gr Varget, but highly unlikely anyone is going to be relying on a 308AR forum for obsolete cartridge data anyway...

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1 hour ago, Albroswift said:

" ...sweet spot at 53 grains under a 300 gr Hornady pill..."

Going over and logging my data into the book noticed it was actually 55 gr Varget, but highly unlikely anyone is going to be relying on a 308AR forum for obsolete cartridge data anyway...

Hey you never know who’s out there searching for info in the google verse 

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Nice rifle for sure.

I own two 45/70 Marlin model 1895's, on is early production and standard rifling (not micro-grooved).  I've been shooting 45/70's for about 30 years and found that they really like Reloader 7.  It delivers excellent consistency over the chronograph and good velocities for the lighter 300 grain bullets.

My go-to hunting load is 55 grains with Remington 300 grain hollow point bullets.  I've shot everything from Elk to ground hogs with it.  Not overly fond of sighting it in.  At the range make sure to remove your hat and glasses, if not your hat will be on the ground and it will knock the lenses out of your glasses when you touch off the first round!.....LOL......Cliff

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I love my 1895 SBL in 45/70. Can't wait to actually load for it someday. Right now, my favorite factory round is the Hornady 325s. 

 

That's a great looking rifle Albroswift. Nice work on keeping it alive. 

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