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Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  Special Interests - Groups & Societies  |  The Winchester Model 1876 (Moderator: Grizzly Adams)  |  Topic: Chapperal 50-95 Short Rifle ------ Update ( Pics Added ) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2013, 06:52:08 am »

Well, I made it to the range today. My initial loading is a 365 gr cast bullet w/ SPG lube .512 dia in front of 16 gr of Trail Boss powder. Loaded in cases formed from Starline 50-90 Sharps brass  w/ CCI magnum rifle primer. COL = 2.275 in.  Feed and function was without problems. I only had 10 rds loaded, so I fired 2 - 5rd groups at 50yds. Both groups were about 2 1/2 inches and I think that is acceptable considering my eyesight and the buckhorn sights.
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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2013, 09:13:25 am »

Great thread, great work and great shooting pard.  Cool
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« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2013, 07:23:22 pm »

In reloading the first batch of fired cases, I notice that the shoulder is behind where the shoulder is formed with the RCBS full length resizing die. So in effect I am only neck sizing the cases. And this is after setting the barrel back .050 to correct the headspace. From what I have read, there are no hard and fast dimensions for the 50-95 wcf chamber but Chapperal must have just picked some numbers out of the air. 

However, case expansion is minimal and I don't anticipate any serious problems. It seems to work well in arctic conditions but I hope spring gets here soon. -------------------------------- GeezerD
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« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2013, 02:03:13 pm »

Geezer, it is wonderful to see an out-of-spec rifle brought into full compliance by a talented machinist.
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« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2013, 12:50:49 pm »

Sheesh ... looks like all the rumours about Chapparal guns is right!

I have a line on a nice looking '73 octagonal carbine in 44-40, but .... I'm not up to rebuilding it, nor do I care to farm the work out to get a proper working rifle.
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