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« Reply #125 on: December 18, 2017, 06:21:00 pm »

Sure can!  It can take a while to get it out, but remember it took a hundred years to get it there, too. 
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« Reply #126 on: December 29, 2017, 10:58:50 pm »

Hi

I spent the day putting some automotive cleaner called Sea Foam down the barrel.  I now have what appears to be rifling.  I've brushed the heck out of the barrel, whenever I quit brushing and run a patch, it comes out black.  But after running lead cleaner on the patches it eventually comes out clean.  Then when I brush again, I get another totally black patch.  I've quit for the night and the whole apartment smells funny, but the Sea Foam stuff doesn't have ammonia at least. 

I think I'll take a break and re-size the new Hornady brass I have. 

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« Reply #127 on: December 30, 2017, 01:34:33 am »

Hi again

O.K. I fibbed, no sizing the new brass.  I did manage to get the new magazine spring and the ejector installed.  I need to take it completely apart and clean it up.  The Bolt appears to be as dirty as the barrel was.  This isn't a difficult rifle to work on, but things like the magazine aren't exactly intuitive.

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« Reply #128 on: December 31, 2017, 03:41:18 pm »

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I took the bolt apart and got it put back together.  When the bolt is taken apart, the Safety lever moves 180 degrees.  When I get everything back in the bolt it only rotates 90 degrees.  I can't find any broken parts, dirt or anything to block the movement.

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« Reply #129 on: December 31, 2017, 04:24:09 pm »

https://www.amazon.com/American-Rifle-Carbine-Collectors-Only/dp/1882391314
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« Reply #130 on: January 01, 2018, 02:36:17 am »

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I couldn't find the exact answer in the book, but Hickock45 has two videos with the Krag and his only rotates about 90 degrees. 

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« Reply #131 on: January 01, 2018, 11:07:24 am »

It should rotate 180.  My suggestion would be to strip the bolt per instructions, then reassemble.  Hickok only chose to rotate his 90, as it is easier to flip off from that position.  I carry mine on the farm the same way.
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« Reply #132 on: January 01, 2018, 01:06:10 pm »

It should rotate 180.  My suggestion would be to strip the bolt per instructions, then reassemble.  Hickok only chose to rotate his 90, as it is easier to flip off from that position.  I carry mine on the farm the same way.

Thanks

Does moving the safety from Side to Side involve pushing it in or out at all?  I cleaned what crud there was in the safety out and it moves from side to side with not in the bolt sleeve.  I don't want to force it too much.

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« Reply #133 on: January 01, 2018, 01:16:06 pm »

No, it should only rotate.  It may move in and out a little as it cams on the striker sleeve, but that's it.  Sometimes the camming surface can be deformed/burred, preventing rotation.
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« Reply #134 on: January 03, 2018, 10:54:32 pm »

I can't cast the Bullets for my Krag.  Has anyone used the Oregon Trail Bullets in 30 cal? Which size?    I was thinking of the 180 to 220 gn. Thanks.
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« Reply #135 on: January 03, 2018, 11:48:20 pm »

It should rotate 180.  My suggestion would be to strip the bolt per instructions, then reassemble.  Hickok only chose to rotate his 90, as it is easier to flip off from that position.  I carry mine on the farm the same way.

Been busy, but I did look at the bolt again and I have an idea what the problem is.  The Safety itself is clean because I could move it back and forth through 180 degrees when it wasn't attached to the bolt, that would mean that the bolt itself is the dirty part.  I hope to get back at it.

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« Reply #136 on: January 04, 2018, 07:11:38 am »

I can't cast the Bullets for my Krag.  Has anyone used the Oregon Trail Bullets in 30 cal? Which size?    I was thinking of the 180 to 220 gn. Thanks.
They should be fine, as long as the diameter fits your bore. My Krag likes .310, doesn't like .308 or .309.
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« Reply #137 on: January 04, 2018, 08:15:49 am »

My Krags also shoot .310, .308 do not work.
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« Reply #138 on: January 04, 2018, 10:25:17 am »

I can't cast the Bullets for my Krag.  Has anyone used the Oregon Trail Bullets in 30 cal? Which size?    I was thinking of the 180 to 220 gn. Thanks.
I use the 220gr from High Plains Shooter Supply for steel targets and the 220 gr RN from Hornady or Sierra for Long Range
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« Reply #139 on: Yesterday at 12:47:15 pm »

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I'm not quite there yet on the Hornady's but is there any reason to crimp?  I didn't use the powder die to stretch out the case before I loaded it?  I've never crimped jacketed bullets on a bolt action.

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« Reply #140 on: Yesterday at 03:47:19 pm »

As long as you didn't "bell" the case mouth as you would for cast bullets, then you probably don't need to crimp. I don't crimp rifle most ammo, other than if it's for a tube magazine rifle like 30-30.
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« Reply #141 on: Yesterday at 04:48:47 pm »

I've always used the Lee factory crimp die on both jacketed and cast bullets in my Krag "just because".  You can probably do without it if you have good neck tension.
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« Reply #142 on: Yesterday at 06:54:17 pm »

Thanks

I'll shoot a few with a full magazine and see if they get bopped on the head and set back or not.

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