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Offline Charles Isaac

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #75 on: October 14, 2015, 09:41:05 pm »



   This beater "most of a" Krag just got dropped off by the big brown truck and I got almost all of the parts it needs.  Another one of those "If it's gonna sell that cheap, I'll buy the dam thing!"



  http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=508619479 



    This one has the highest serial number I've personally seen. Bore was all leaded up but looks like it might shoot OK. I'll try it out with some GAF loads first-only gonna have a couple hundred in this one! :D





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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #76 on: October 14, 2015, 10:04:27 pm »
Good to see you bringing that one back to life, Charles!
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #77 on: October 14, 2015, 11:12:39 pm »



   Yes Sir, I need to get a "Save The Krags" T-shirt! :D




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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #78 on: March 25, 2016, 07:11:26 am »
I have been loading my 30-40 Krag ammo to an overall length of 3.08.  I am using 210 grain round nose bullets, so loading with the bullets seated that far out is no problem.  With the 3.08 overall length, its darn near impossible to get a rim lock.  I checked both my Krags, and found the 3.08 length passes through the action just fine.  I hope you find this information useful.  Good luck.

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Re: The Care and Feeding of the Krag Jorgenson
« Reply #79 on: January 13, 2017, 02:20:36 pm »
One of the most important things we've learned is to make certain the OCL is right. If you use too short a bullet the cartridge won't feed. Scruffy Skippy makes a good 220 gr RN lead bullet. 402-276-1391
Is Scruffy Skippy still making these bullets?
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #80 on: January 13, 2017, 02:34:54 pm »
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #81 on: January 27, 2017, 11:08:35 am »
Has anyone tried the Missouri Bullet Company 215 gr grooveless coated bullet in the Krag?  This tread ought to be a sticky, lots of good info.
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #82 on: January 27, 2017, 12:16:14 pm »
This tread ought to be a sticky, lots of good info.
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #83 on: January 27, 2017, 06:41:31 pm »


   This beater "most of a" Krag just got dropped off by the big brown truck and I got almost all of the parts it needs.  Another one of those "If it's gonna sell that cheap, I'll buy the dam thing!"



  http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=508619479 

Glad to see you've opened up a "Krag Rescue Center"!  You should start an ad campaign "For only $1.00 a day you can make sure an abused Krag is restored and placed in a caring home............."

    This one has the highest serial number I've personally seen. Bore was all leaded up but looks like it might shoot OK. I'll try it out with some GAF loads first-only gonna have a couple hundred in this one! :D





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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #84 on: February 23, 2017, 12:46:37 pm »
New question.  I bought some Speer 220 gr round nose bullets because they were on sale.  I had to dig out my 32-20 case mouth belling die IOT get the bullets to start.  Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #85 on: February 23, 2017, 01:16:00 pm »
 ???

I've got an old set of Lyman dies that I got off e-bay. I've been using those same Speer bullets for hunting and the long range match. I've never had any issue seating bullets.
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #86 on: February 23, 2017, 05:32:36 pm »
I use Lee dies and have never had an issue.  I also use the Lyman "M" die for both cast and jacketed bullets.  It opens the mouth of the case just enough for the bullet base to enter the mouth.
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #87 on: March 26, 2017, 12:27:03 pm »
I remember (dangerous) that someone had mentioned reworking .303 Brit to 30-40 Krag?  Alo which Rolling Block would be easier to covert to 30-40 or .303?

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #88 on: March 26, 2017, 12:51:22 pm »
The reworking is pretty simple, just run the .303 brass through a 30-40F/L sizing die, and there you have it, a "30-40" case, but with a slightly short neck. As for converting rolling blocks-I dunno. Maybe best would be one of the later models1902 I think? that was chambered for 7mm Mauser, instead of one originally made during the BP era.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #89 on: April 05, 2017, 01:15:52 pm »
What is the normal length of a carbine barrel?  Krag 22, but for a rolling block or Martini henry?

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2017, 11:43:41 pm »
My Krag carbine was cut down for a recoil pad.....anyone have a krag stock with the toe area intact for sale?   Are there any other stock that could be modifed to fit?  I have access to mauser stocks.
 

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #91 on: May 04, 2017, 07:29:12 am »
Boyds sells a carbine stock for a decent price.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #92 on: May 05, 2017, 03:59:06 pm »
Boyd's no longer makes Krag stocks according to the order lady on the phone.  They used to but stopped last year.
If I had a good picture of a regular Krag stock, I could compare it to one of the other stocks I have and maybe splice on a new toe section.

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #95 on: May 05, 2017, 04:49:36 pm »
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #96 on: May 05, 2017, 04:53:18 pm »
http://www.ssfirearms.com/products.asp?cat=124

S&S has forends and handguards to complete the look if needed.
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #97 on: May 05, 2017, 05:00:17 pm »
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1311.R1.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.XKrag+butt.TRS0&_nkw=krag+buttplate&_sacat=0

Or you can get a Krag buttplate and shape a piece of wood to fit between it and the existing stock!  Get you a custom length of pull that way.  Call it an "arsenal repair".
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #98 on: May 05, 2017, 10:31:25 pm »
Lead, Unique, Krag....



Peas, carrots, taters....



(and the Lyman 311284 are the Grits)
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Re: Care and feeding of the Krag
« Reply #99 on: May 06, 2017, 08:12:13 pm »
Very nice! I'm definitely going to have to try that load. I purchased that mold from Ned's advice, and think I can come up with some Unique. I have NEVER had that good of results,(can't be the shooter, can it?)
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