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 on: September 17, 2017, 04:40:56 PM 
Started by ALASKATC - Last post by admin
Kudos to your energy to pursue this.  Your descriptor, "toil" seemed quite fitting.  I have no experience to share on this specific topic but I will be eager to follow along.

 on: September 17, 2017, 11:52:55 AM 
Started by ALASKATC - Last post by ALASKATC
I have been toiling to devise a series of operations that will allow me to reload cases fired in expanded chambers in my two MkIIs. Is there a consensus or recommendation for the procedures to avoid case splitting and also give loose enough fit to provide that wonderful fast reload at which the Ross is great?

My procedure so far is to fire a round in the expanded chamber, extract and smoke the case heavily with soot from a kerosene lantern wick, dip the case into molten Lead at 800 degrees F, decap, run through several dies to nudge back the shoulder,resize just the front half of the neck, and use Bullet Seating dies to nudge in the case sidewalls to achieve easy fit.  All these surfaces are greatly distorted on firing, the case looking like a sausage more than a .303 British round. I hope the annealing will reduce the tendency for case splitting and thus extend case life.  I don't know what to expect from the usual danger of head separation.

Any experience?  Do other just FL size in normal reloading dies and reload away?
 How does that work?

 on: September 06, 2017, 10:34:22 PM 
Started by tweets - Last post by 280_Ross
You mean it must be 1916 or earlier? Wink

Interesting that your case surfaced in Quebec, that is where most of the scopes seem to turn up from also. 

 on: September 04, 2017, 05:21:40 AM 
Started by deepfreeze - Last post by john.k
Bore doesnt look too hopeful,in the pics.The vendors "slight pitting" would be closer to "sewerpipe".Otherwise an interesting variation in passable nick.

 on: September 03, 2017, 04:58:19 PM 
Started by deepfreeze - Last post by deepfreeze


 on: August 24, 2017, 09:59:40 PM 
Started by tweets - Last post by Greg
No history, I got the case on eBay a couple years ago. It was from a guy in Quebec.
Also, picture of Western Scots must be 1916 since highland regiments stopped wearing the kilt in '16.

 on: August 21, 2017, 08:23:17 AM 
Started by nateward - Last post by boltaction
Did  you ever find a base for your Mk II**?  Is it still a full wood?  Is it the earlier model with the two piece topwood and provision for a barrel mounted sight as well, or is it the later one with a one piece topwood and only provision for a receiver sight?

 on: August 13, 2017, 11:32:38 AM 
Started by tweets - Last post by Barryj
The Mk lll's serial was likely 685/1913 DE.  Do you have any further history on the case?

 on: August 02, 2017, 02:49:55 PM 
Started by deepfreeze - Last post by deepfreeze

 on: July 31, 2017, 07:22:03 AM 
Started by admin - Last post by longbranch
Nice to see another is out there. I currently own one and actually had another a few years back. Sweet little rifle.

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