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 on: May 18, 2017, 11:05:23 AM 
Started by divealta - Last post by divealta
Hi All,

Good news!

Finally set up a manufacturer to produce the 1905 MKII 3 Star bayonet bands!

Doing a prepay order on these for the following prices.

$120 Each
$115 Each when buying more than 3 pieces.
Shipping extra.
Prices are in CAD.

This prepay order is only valid to 5th of June 2017. After that the price goes up to $145 each. So don't ask for the lower price after that date!

I have spent countless hours drawing up and 3d printing the MKII 3 star. Locating a manufacturer that won't break the bank on the dies. These will have the deep drawn bodies and milled lowers like the originals.

In junction to this I am doing the 1910 MKIII bayonet bands with the same deal.

$120 Each
$115 Each when buying more than 3 pieces.
Shipping extra.
Prices are in CAD

Front hoods with screws are $25 each shipped.

Shipping would be 1st week of July 2017.

Payment by EMT preferred.
Paypal fee of 3% will be added to the prices for those paying that method.

 on: May 17, 2017, 03:22:14 PM 
Started by Marc_Stokeld - Last post by pitted bore
Thank you for an informative post.  It's too bad that the thread linked in my January post above was lost in the forum crash.

Are you using 375 Ruger brass (Hornady #8673, for example) or the 375 Ruger Basic Brass (Hornady #8674)?


 on: May 14, 2017, 08:49:13 AM 
Started by Marc_Stokeld - Last post by duckcreekdick
Fellow .280 Ross reloaders:
     Here is my formula for forming .280 Ross cases from .375 Ruger cases using Imperial Sizing Wax.

1. Use a .348 Winchester FL die w/o the stem to size the neck down to the shoulder of the .375 Ruger case.
2. Use a .280 Ross FL die w/o the stem, backed off 1/16" from the shellholder and resize.
3. Resize again, as above, but with the shellholder contacting the bottom of the die.
4. Trim to 2.600 and deburr.
5. Resize again with the expander stem in the FL die and check to see if the cases chamber in your rifle.
     Following this procedure I lost only one case out of the 50.  I annealed the case necks and shoulders afterwards.  Fired cases look wonderful and do not show that ugly bulge you get forward of the belt by using .300 H&H or .375 H&H brass.
     I have tried several powders and bullet makes and weights in my rifle but have settled on the following load.  55 gr. of IMR 4350, Federal 210 primer and a Hornady 175 gr. spire point, seated to 3.500" COL.  Velocity averages out to 2557fps with groups running about 1" at 65yds.  My rifle has a 6X Weaver and a somewhat frosty bore but still shoots quite well.  I plan to take it deer hunting this coming Fall.

 on: May 08, 2017, 11:53:58 PM 
Started by DrJ - Last post by john.k
Some people seem to have a particular aversion to Ross stock markings.Ive seen a number of them removed by various methods,from chisels to planing to linishing.It seems to happen to the nicer specimens.The thing is that 60 years ago these rifles has no particular value,the same as Lee Metfords,Enfields ,Smle s ,Martinis, etc.,and often fell into the hands of kids.

 on: May 06, 2017, 12:57:28 AM 
Started by Agamus - Last post by Dreadnought
It's a nice looking piece of wood, well done

keep us posted on how it goes

 on: May 05, 2017, 08:44:05 PM 
Started by Brno8x57 - Last post by Brno8x57
I found it quite interesting how one rifle shoots the .284 dia reasonably well and the other keyholes with the same bullet.  What a difference .003 inches makes.
While both bores look pretty good with strong rifling, there is a noticeable difference between the 2 when pushing a bore brush down the pipe when cleaning.  One has a tighter bore and needs more push on the cleaning rod.

Range time is always fun. The 280 Ross is by far the most challenging caliber I have worked with to date.  Looking forward to trying different loads til I get these 2 rifles to shoot at least minute of Moose even if they prefer entirely different loads.

 on: May 05, 2017, 07:49:02 PM 
Started by Brno8x57 - Last post by admin
Thank you for posting.  Your range results look very similar to what I've had - at 50 years.  I have used reformed .300 H&H as well as HDS .280 Ross cases.  I have used .284 as well as .286 and .287 bullets.  I think I've tried a half dozen different .280's.

 on: May 05, 2017, 12:26:08 PM 
Started by Brno8x57 - Last post by Brno8x57
A couple of photos attached.  I had fire formed some new Hornady 300H+H brass into 280 Ross and decided to try out some 175 gr Hornady RN bullets (0.284 dia).  The pictures tell the story.  Shots were fired at 50 yards off of a rest using the open (leaf) sight on both rifles.

I have loaded some 160 gr Woodleigh bullets (0.287) to try out with this rifle.  If the weather smartens up here, I might have a chance to give them a go on the weekend.

 on: May 05, 2017, 07:51:51 AM 
Started by Agamus - Last post by admin
Welcome aboard!  Great work and initiative  Smiley

 on: May 04, 2017, 09:12:33 PM 
Started by Agamus - Last post by Agamus
It's walnut. A cabinate maker friend of mine graciously provided me with the timber. I also rebuilt a sporterized no1 mk3 enfield with this walnut. It came out quite nicely!

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