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Old 12-06-2017, 04:28 PM
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with a new Deer rifle. It was originally a 1867 11.7X51R Danish Remington Rolling Block. In 1896 the rifles were converted to the 8X58R, the action re- heat treated as were the blocks and pins in anticipation of smokeless powder. Since Sauer also had a 8X58R the rifle became known as the 8X58RD. I have ordered some 45-70 brass with the rims trimmed to .060 by Buffalo Arms. I will be shooting a 200 grain Speer Hot Core(.323) bullet using a starting load of 49 grains of RL25. Both Alain and Paul helped me with this load using Quick Load. We also set a max load of 51 grains which produces a MV of 2200'/sec and 22,000 PSI chamber pressure out of the 33 inch barrel. The amazing low chamber pressure is actually a product of new slow burning powder technology. I will be shooting no more than 150 yards from my stand. So, at 100 yard zero, the V=2034 and E=1836 and at 150 yards V=1954 and E=1696. The rifle is all matching and has been sporterized along the way with a new rear sight and lower barrel band removed. I think she looks pretty cool. The bore is bright and excellent, the bluing and case colors are excellent as well.











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