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No one shoots a 30-40 Krag

 
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:30 AM
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Re: No one shoots a 30-40 Krag

The Ruger #3 was manufactured from 1973-1986. My rifle was made the second year of manufacture in 1974.

Have no idea how many were made in 30-40 Krag.

Aitch
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:01 PM
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Re: No one shoots a 30-40 Krag

I`ve got a box of new rem.180`s...
where are you at....????
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:16 PM
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Re: No one shoots a 30-40 Krag

Hey Bill Larson,

I'm in NW Arkansas.

Aitch
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:35 PM
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Re: No one shoots a 30-40 Krag

I've got a # 3 in 30-40 as well. I've had better luck with 4064 and 150s or 165s in my rifle. With 180s, either 4064 or 4350 worked fine, but the accuracy edge went to the 4064. Varget should be another good one in this fine caliber. My Ruger shoots all bullets weights well from 150 on up.

This isn't a magnum case, so keep that in mind, but it's not as enemic in the strong Ruger action as it needs to be in the Krag action. Throats are fairly long in the Ruger, so you can seat bullets out, increasing case capacity some and running lower pressures. The Hodgdon manual has data for this caliber in "strong" actions that allow you to get all the oomph out of it, as long as you use the H powders. I was easily able to reach 2800 fps with a 150 gr pill in mine.

Recoil with that carbine stock sucked, though, so I switched to a B&C synthetic made for a #1. It fit great, and made it a lot nicer to shoot. If you stick with Krag level loads, it's fine in the factory wood.

Current dies are readily available, and it sounds like you already have some brass. Have fun with it!

BTW, what part of NW Arkansas are you in? I lived in/around Fayetteville for 4 years, and come down for 3-5 days over Memorial Day weekend every year.

Brian
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:39 AM
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Re: No one shoots a 30-40 Krag

Hey Brian,

Thanks for the load information. I don't think I have any 4064, that will be a new one to try.
I should have dies and brass on the way, still have not figured out how I'll mount a scope.

I work in Rogers and have a Eureka Springs address.
I think you can "find me on the map" through the link. I'm below Beaver Lake dam about 500 yards from the White River (Table Rock)
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:25 AM
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Re: No one shoots a 30-40 Krag

Aitch:

I've fished/hunted/dove your neck of the woods quite a bit. Spent many a weekend below Beaver Dam and on Table Rock.

As for scope mounts, Redfield made a Weaver-style base and rings for the #3 that I have on mine. There was another make as well, but I had trouble with the spacing on those (can't remember who made it, but the eye relief with the scope I was using with those mounts was a problem). You might check GunBroker; maybe you'll get lucky.

Have fun!

Brian
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:01 PM
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Re: No one shoots a 30-40 Krag

Brian,

It's a great place to live, global warming not withstanding.

I belive I've secured a quarter rib, so all that's left to do is get some rings and mount a scope, then start loading as soon as the brass arrives. Dies arrived today. Still waiting on Powder Valley for the brass but it's early.

Aitch
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