What Did you do with Your '94 today???

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:39 pm
Good luck on the Hunt Joe!!!!!........my best group with the 38-55 is with 4198 for some reason! My old guns if they do a 3'' group I'm a happy camper ....always not bad with a 100+ year old gun........Kinda cool!!
Packing a 1894 ya get lost in time . ;) .................Hmmmm ......Keep me posted Ol Deuce
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:41 pm
I found a Guy in Washington to bore and cut the rifling in mo really old 26'' Octagon Barrel !!!
He's a year out but maybe it won't take that long............ :roll: Ol Deuce
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:46 am
So far this month I've not done a thing with the '94s........! But it's only the first LoL :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:53 pm
Heading out for closing weekend with mine this weekend... Hope I don't end up with tag soup this year! It would be the first time in quite a few years I ended the season empty handed....

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:26 pm
RIDE-RED 350r wrote:Heading out for closing weekend with mine this weekend... Hope I don't end up with tag soup this year! It would be the first time in quite a few years I ended the season empty handed....


WELL.........?........ DID YA BAG IT????????????? :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:33 pm
Nope... tag soup for me this year. First time I have gotten skunked in abut 8 years or so. Oh well, guess I can't complain, it was a pretty good run.

Now I have time to get some work done around the house, make some ammo, and maybe get some more shooting time in before real snow sets in here in northern NY.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:18 pm
Oh Well Joe..........Next year will be way better with that .375 ;) how did ya make out with the .375 Brass??? Ol Deuce
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:45 pm
The new JBA 375 brass seems just fine. My first trial run with the brass and 220gr Vollmers didn't net good enough accuracy for me, but I don't think it's an issue with the brass. My gut tells me a need to push the bullets a little faster based on past experience making ammo for this rifle with other bullet weights. Now that deer season is over, I'll be hitting the loading bench and making more ammo recipes to test.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:13 am
Joe ...The "220gr Vollmers didn't net good enough accuracy for me" Haha IT must have been a City load :lol: :lol: :lol: I do that same thing But when I get that country load "LOOK OUT" :roll: :roll: I've found that some new Winchesters out of the box have City Sights LoL when I get the front country sight things happen :o I'm thinking of getting a new Winchester copy soon!!! kinda fun shopping :mrgreen: Ol Deuce
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Today I made some funny looking 30-30 shells for my friend....... 130gr SP :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:

He asked if I had a barrels laying around Hmmmm......Why I do ! so I gave him one LoL So he cut, trimmed, ground, and ended up in a over/under damn shotgun :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock: :twisted: :roll: ........ he tested it and WoW........So the story is don't trust the Shot-gunners with your '94 parts :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:08 pm
Yesterday I mounted a new Nikon 2-7 scope on my .30 WCF 94AE. Today I loaded up 50 rounds with 160 Gr. RNFP-GC from Matt's Bullets over 24 grains of Hogdon 4198. I hope to go to the Range on Monday.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:36 am
Give us a range report when you get back...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:15 pm
I think I have a problem described in another thread that I read: The poi walks fairly dramatically as the barrel heats. I had the rifle Cherakoted and I think the slightly larger diameters have resulted in binding of the magazine tube and barrel. I will work on that after Christmas and let you know the results.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:25 pm
I reconsidered the timing. I did it yesterday and it went very well. I honed out front band and blued it to prevent corrosion. Now the magazine tube moves freely, but is not loose, inside the bands. Unfortunately, I doubt that I can shoot it until next year.

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You will get a day this winter to test her again!!! we where -.30 saturday morning today almost 40 :shock:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:14 pm
Well, I took my 94AE to the range last Thursday and can report that the old beast is finally shooting like it ought to and, according to my son, did before.

I have had a couple of problems to overcome, but they were unanticipated consequences of a CereKote application. It was kind of fun to figure them out and fix them. As of now I have a unique 94AE that gives me a 2" group at 100 yards. Mind you my eyes are not good and I think the rifle is capable of better than my shooting. I got a 2" five shot group when shooting as rapidly as I could acquire and shoot. No change in the poi as the barrel heated up.

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Well, I took my 94AE to the range last Thursday and can report that the old beast is finally shooting like it ought to and, according to my son, did before.

I have had a couple of problems to overcome, but they were unanticipated consequences of a CereKote application. It was kind of fun to figure them out and fix them. As of now I have a unique 94AE that gives me a 2" group at 100 yards. Mind you my eyes are not good and I think the rifle is capable of better than my shooting. I got a 2" five shot group when shooting as rapidly as I could acquire and shoot. No change in the poi as the barrel heated up.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:08 pm
I loaded up some ammo and went to my range and had some fun, shot my 1953 94 in 32spl !!!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:53 pm
I always liked the .32 Special. I enjoy the handloading too, more so in the winter. Enjoy your trip to the range.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:08 pm
I found the time and put my 1894 26'' rifle back together and gave it a test fire ! she did good :D :D
this rifle is also in 44-56WC :roll: now there is 2 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:54 pm
Been working with the Winchester 748 powder I'll tell ya so far the 748 is doing a fine Job
and the CUP is low looking at the numbers !!! I'm a Happy Camper! :-)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:24 pm
Waiting for the weather to become more spring like but!!!!...........Rain & Wind... No fun to to do any testing
on my 44-56..........Ol Deuce
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:46 pm
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This is my 2nd test and looking good,going in the right direction !
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:22 pm
Ready for more testing ...................we'll get her for sure!!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:06 am
I took my '75 vintage 30-30 to the range yesterday. Shot Winchester power point 150 gr. and 170 gr. to compare group size. The 150s seem to group better for me. Gave it a good cleaning and put it back in the safe.
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