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|08-16-2019 06:47 PM|
Update on my k31. Installed BadAce scope mount and an old Leupold VARIXIII 3.5-10. End results was several, 100yard 5 shot groups in one ragged hole. Not bad for a 82 year old rifle. When it cools off I will try 200 -300 yards.
I'm, really liking this old rifle. It is fuggly but it shoots. My try some hunting loads, for doe culling this fall.
|05-17-2019 06:19 AM|
I got my K31 about 15 years ago when they were on sale for $99. Grafs always listed PPU brass for them but it took a long while for it to get back in stock. I started with a bag of 100 and got another 100 a few years down the road.
I only shoot cast bullets from mine. I don't want to take a beating from that steel butt plate so I keep the recoil rather mild...
Mine was made in the late 1940s as I recall. The tag under the butt plate said it was issued in the French speaking part of Switzerland to a construction engineer...
|05-16-2019 07:43 PM|
1903 vs K31. I have never benched the two together, Perhaps I will this weekend. Years ago I fired my first ever MOA group (five shots at 100 yards, benched) with a 1903 using the ladder sight; the load was 53 grains of IMR 4831 and a 165 grain Remington PSP.
I use the same load with Graf's brass in the K31. The K31 has a scope on it, maybe that will make the shooting a bit easier.
Hope that I get the time to do it.
|05-16-2019 04:26 PM|
Yes my bullet of choice for my rifle was and is the 180 SGKs.
Early on I went with the 165 SGK thinking at that short 2.925" COL,
I would get better performance by "saving" some case capacity with the 165.
Latter I returned to the 180 and have been happy with its performance.
|05-16-2019 11:07 AM|
4350 only best for 178 slugs i see
using 165 gr bullets i would go with 4064
|05-16-2019 11:01 AM|
Originally Posted by RaySendero View Post
just under reloader 17
humm i see what you mean now but for heavier bullets
|05-16-2019 10:12 AM|
PS: The Swede M96 is accurate. I always wondered how the 1903A3 would do vs the Swiss K31.
|05-16-2019 10:02 AM|
My best accuracy was with IMR-4350, CCI-200-LRs and Sierra GKs at 2.925 COL
|05-15-2019 11:42 PM|
btw i under charge all my 308 reloads keeing the press in the 40,000 to 48,000 chamber pressure
|05-15-2019 11:38 PM|
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