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Anyone have one? I have one date to 1937. Shot some hand loads recently amazingly accurate for a 82 year old rifle, I was able to hold 1.5" at 100 yds with my tired old eyes. I just ordered a scope base that mounts into the rear sight. It should make this thing a moa rifle. Anyone else play around with one?
 

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Anyone have one? I have one date to 1937. Shot some hand loads recently amazingly accurate for a 82 year old rifle, I was able to hold 1.5" at 100 yds with my tired old eyes. I just ordered a scope base that mounts into the rear sight. It should make this thing a moa rifle. Anyone else play around with one?



Yeah, Here's a look at mine with the rear sight scope mount:
 

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Ray did you sell a k31 10-15 years ago on GBO or 24HRC? Seems like I bought mine from your back then.
 

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Ray did you sell a k31 10-15 years ago on GBO or 24HRC? Seems like I bought mine from your back then.



No, I am 24HCF and remember some of your posts, but no, wasn't me that sold you the rifle.


I did however have this one up for sale about 3 yrs ago. Maybe what's your remembering?


I do plan on putting it on GB soon w/o the scope.
 

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I have one, haven't shot it yet, quite the piece, i've seen the comment it would $600+ to make one today, seems everything the Swiss made was really great quality.
 

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Yeah Swiss did a real good job on the trigger in mine!
Kinda like the watches they make.
2 stage military, but real clean and crisp.


GS, You set up to reload for your K31?
 

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Just getting a few new rounds to build up brass, will be watching for dies at the gun shows.
PPU brass from Serbia is what I can find locally, have you seen any boxer primed military brass?
 

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Anyone have one? I have one date to 1937. Shot some hand loads recently amazingly accurate for a 82 year old rifle, I was able to hold 1.5" at 100 yds with my tired old eyes. I just ordered a scope base that mounts into the rear sight. It should make this thing a moa rifle. Anyone else play around with one?
I bought one a few years ago. A fine shooter as you have said. Love that straight pull bolt.
Pete
 

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Just getting a few new rounds to build up brass, will be watching for dies at the gun shows.
PPU brass from Serbia is what I can find locally, have you seen any boxer primed military brass?

No, I've not seen any boxer primed military brass.
Military ammo was (maybe still is) made by the Swiss company RUAG.
My understanding is that it was berdan-primed yet non-corrosive.


I've never shot anything but reloads in my rifle.
I started out reforming 284 Win cases.
When G&Sons started offering cases I bought these new and never looked back.
Even though mine have the GRAF head stamp, I think they were made by Prvi Partizan.
 

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They are the most accurate issue military rifle I've ever fired. Only the 96 Swede was close.

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Rush,


My best accuracy was with IMR-4350, CCI-200-LRs and Sierra GKs at 2.925 COL


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suprising that 4350 has a slow burn rate
https://loaddata.com/articles/PDF/Burn Rate Chart (New).pdf
just under reloader 17
humm i see what you mean now but for heavier bullets
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4350 reloading powders will do a good job especially with the lighter bullets. With heavy bullets it will work, but there are better choices. With a couple of the larger surplus rounds such as the 7.5 X 55 Swiss and the 7.62 X 54 Russian 4350 is a good choice with the heavier bullets
 

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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.
 

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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.

Pete
 
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