Rebore 'Smith Suggestions

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beltfed
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Rebore 'Smith Suggestions

Post by beltfed » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:15 am

I am looking for suggestions/contact info as to who does good quality reboring on such
as Win Hi wall and m'86win barrels.

Tx
beltfed/arnie

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Re: Rebore 'Smith Suggestions

Post by Brent » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:53 pm

JES reboring in Oregon (easily googleable). It takes 11 days and about $250 dollars to get it from your door, back to your door, even over the Christmas holidays. He will do 3, 4 and 5 groove rifling (maybe more), and rechambering in most any reasonable twist. I am pretty satisfied with the .38-55 that he bored from 32-Spl. for me. I did to a little fire lapping to smooth it out afterwards, but it shoots pretty darn well.

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Re: Rebore 'Smith Suggestions

Post by beltfed » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:45 pm

Brent,
Thanks for the come-back. I do value your comments.
beltfed/ arnie

ps. looking forward to tipping some with you at Lodi in May.

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Re: Rebore 'Smith Suggestions

Post by Brent » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:40 am

Well, I'm certainly ready for a little better weather and some match shooting. Believe it or not, I am already loaded for Lodi. Got everything cast, wrapped and loaded. Just waiting for the calendar to get there.

If you would like, I can bring my Marlin that was rebored. I don't have a bore scope but if you have one, you could take a look at it.

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Re: Rebore 'Smith Suggestions

Post by beltfed » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:32 pm

Thanks again, Brent,
Would like to see your 38-55 at Lodi.
I am in no big hurry.
Have one long term project of my own on an '86 Win
And another with a guy I grew up with who wants to do
a rebore on his '86 win 33cal.

Tx
Hope the remaining winter winds down soon.
I also now have a PP bullet mold for my fast twist (12) 40-72W that Jim K cut for me.
Have cast a few bullets- Long Elliptical, 437 gr.
They fit the bore real well with tracing paper I picked up.
Just don't feel like fooling with 20-30 degree temps where my wiping fluid freezes.
So, just don't know if the setup will be ready for Lodi in May.
Arnie

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Re: Rebore 'Smith Suggestions

Post by Brent » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:48 pm

Arnie, I will try to remember to bring it. And maybe my 95 Marlin will be ready to show off too.

You won't be the only .40 cal paper patch guy. Fewless is going down that road. If you are lucky like we have been with the .45s, you may find that that these are beyond simple to work up load. Just fill almost to the brim, insert a good thick card wad and compress just enough that you get 0.1" of bullet in the case. In the .45-70s we are using 80-86 grs of powder and it really doesn't seem to matter. I settled on 82 just because it seemed to be easiest to handle (no over filling of the case, room for wad and a smidge of compression). If you rifle is set up well, it should be a cinch to get accuracy out of it, and very forgiving about exactly how much powder you feed it.

Brent
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