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Finally finished the Carbine

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by tahoe2, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Seattle area, Washington state Member

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    Well it's been about 4 months since my last post. I finally got the hand-guard (top wood), barrel band, and nose cap; and I believe that helped settle some of the barrel vibrations and tighten up the grouping a little.
    A little recap; I have an original Model 1909, Argentine Cavalry Carbine. I liked it so much, I built one out of a 1908 Brazilian action and a Argentine barrel & stock. After all was cobbled together, took it to my GS to check head-space. After it checked out, I have put several different loads through it, using 4064, 3031, and H-4895 and AA-2495 with 150 grn spitzers from Sierra and Hornady and 180 grn Speer Round nose. Best results so far are with Hornady and 2495 and 180's with 4895. :D Not too bad for some 100+ year old parts Ready for Blacktail season
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  2. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    She looks like a cute little army girl! (I mean like something you'd like to rest your cheek on the butt of).
     
  3. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Seattle area, Washington state Member

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    Thanks Spitpatch, She's pretty gentle with 150's, but livens up with 180's.
    That's a great analogy by the way! :D