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what can you guy's tell me about this one.
I just picked up a barrel for a savage small ring and the other goodies for the round.
I have one Load.

but any details, history, or story's would be appreciated.
 
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old IMHO it was a great idea. SADLY!!!
Frowner It suffered from the not invented here syndrome. 2020roger beer


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wow quite a bit of history there.
this should be a fun one to play with.
thanks guys.
 
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l'm lead to believe that Lewis Potter (an English Gunsmith) tried to popularise it here as a woodland stalking round.
lt's just another itch that keeps coming back needing to be scratched....
 
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I find it ironic that 'todays' army is searching and searching for this round when they could have had it from day one.

as a woods round it would be a notch above the 7-30 waters and a notch below the 7-08.
really good for the woods or for stretching things across a 200yd opening on deer.

I'm seeing me using this as a longer range rock chuck rifle pushing 100gr bullets up just over 2700 fps.
 
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bartsche,I agree.the American hunters/shooters have had an aversion to metric calibres for several generations,more's the pity.I had a Martini several years ago that had already been chambered in 303. So I looked in Parkers book + found that the Aussies were doing great things w/ a 25/303. Since dies for that calibre were not available stateside I opted to build a 25/Krag,same rim base so no bolt face alterations + performance was the same, so of course I had to gild the lily + make it a AI. Just one more project that piqued my interest but had no real use in reality,I suppose.Except it pleased me,+ that's it's real use.


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Originally posted by Lamar:
what can you guy's tell me about this one.
I just picked up a barrel for a savage small ring and the other goodies for the round.
I have one Load.

but any details, history, or story's would be appreciated.


What are you using for dies and a reamer?

Did you ever make it?


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