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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2017, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Traded into '96 1885ss. Had all sorts of problems chambering a round, few mins on the internet and it was determined the extractor was too tight, some bending with a screw driver and she is as smooth as can be! Sighted it in at 50 yards with the hornady 325gr ftx and most rounds touched. I decided to shoot some buffalo bore 405gr JFN which I intend to use in Quebec on bear in June. The rounds hit almost 6" higher than the hornady and the recoil is INTENSE! Managed to get a nice 3 shot group but my fingers were tingling and my arm was numb after firing the group. A limb saver prefit pad is going to be needed! The rifle has some beautiful wood on the forearm.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 12:30 PM
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Nice rifle! I also own an 1895SS made in '96. No fun off the bench with heavy loads. My current load is a 300 grain TSX behind IMR 4198 for an average velocity of 2186 fps. Good luck on the bear hunt.
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I just grabbed up an unfired 1895SS from 1990, beautiful rifle and scoped lIke yours. Mine has great wood with a bit of fiddleback but is uncheckered, not sure what that means but recoil pad looks right and asIde from a couple safe dings all looks unused. I can tell by lack of wear on top of hammer and bolt that this hasn't been cycled much and it's action is super smooth. Can't wait to try it with some of my loads, 405 grain with 12.5 Trailboss, 405 with moderate H322 and 350 gr jacketed with I4064 and Varget. The loads shot well from a CVA rifle so hopefully will be good in the Microgroove barrel.
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Question: SS doesn't mean Stainless Steel here, what does it mean?
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Means 'safety sporter' or something close to that. They introduced the goofy button safety on it...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 11:31 AM
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