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 on: February 18, 2017, 04:13:18 AM 
Started by bigedac - Last post by john.k
It would be interesting to know exactly what size the chamber was.The LC stamping stood for "Large Cone",and was the standard [enlarged ] chamber from 1916 on for all rifles.The E stamped chambers are the ones that mimic 8x56 Austrian.The rest of the marks seem to indicate a barrel replacement at Enfield at some time.Its also had a more recent refinish which could explain the absence of stock marks.

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 on: February 18, 2017, 03:56:46 AM 
Started by admin - Last post by john.k
I agree that Ross Mk111 barrels are softer than say a Lithgow SMLE.The Ross barrels I have worked on  are also of variable hardness.Some rifles with virtually no primer ring on the boltface have quite worn throats.I have read that short barrel life as training rifles was one of the complaints against the Ross Mk 111B,but the official reason for contract cancellation was missed/non delivery.Regards John.

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 on: February 16, 2017, 05:01:08 PM 
Started by deepfreeze - Last post by deepfreeze
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/621061077


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 on: February 15, 2017, 11:21:05 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
Greg, I will email you about those cases; don't throw them away please!
I still have them. I actually found 11 more live 1916 dated Canadian .303 rounds in a local gun shop. Just some odds and ends laying in a ziploc bag on a shelf. Best $10 I ever spent.
Greg

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 on: February 13, 2017, 06:38:44 PM 
Started by admin - Last post by Marc_Stokeld
CAN'T WAIT! thank you so, so much.

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 on: February 12, 2017, 08:57:44 PM 
Started by Brno8x57 - Last post by Brno8x57
B/57
We are all hoping for a complete restoration.

IRT your accuracy concerns on your M-10, I have a half dozen .280s with Porters and my experience is that they are not the best sight for accuracy. Virtually every one is loose in some way when deployed, and a light tug will move the aperture around.
If you want accuracy, outfit with a Bubba'd military bridge with a Lyman 48 and a small aperture, and you will have a nail driver. (barrel condition notwithstanding)

Best
OGC

Hi OGC,
I am quite new to the game with the M10, 280 Ross and Porter peep sights.  The Porter sights are quite loose on both of my M10's.  They don't even need a light tug to move them.  Just tilt the rifle in any direction and the Porter will follow suit. I recognized this as a potential problem so I manually positioned the sight before each shot.   I still shoot better with the Porter than with the open sight. 
Going to try some 175 gr Hornady RN bullets. Just finished loading them this afternoon. They are .284 dia not .287 like the 150 grainers I was shooting previously.  We will see if there is much difference in grouping.  I do expect them to shoot quite a bit lower.

Also have some Woodleigh 160 gr and Speer 160 gr, both .287 dia, to try.

I do have an old charger bridge from a MKIII that I could retrofit with some type of peep sight.  Good suggestion.
Thanks
Brno8x57




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 on: February 12, 2017, 06:24:53 PM 
Started by Brno8x57 - Last post by admin
Yes some items were lost as a result of the web host shutting the site down because it was way over capacity.  I can't claim to understand the technical details but the tech guy who graciously oversees the site for me, mentioned something was at 80,000 and had to be trimmed down to under 10,000. 

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 on: February 12, 2017, 10:09:02 AM 
Started by Brno8x57 - Last post by Oldguncrank
B/57
We are all hoping for a complete restoration.

IRT your accuracy concerns on your M-10, I have a half dozen .280s with Porters and my experience is that they are not the best sight for accuracy. Virtually every one is loose in some way when deployed, and a light tug will move the aperture around.
If you want accuracy, outfit with a Bubba'd military bridge with a Lyman 48 and a small aperture, and you will have a nail driver. (barrel condition notwithstanding)

Best
OGC

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 on: February 11, 2017, 10:23:18 PM 
Started by Brno8x57 - Last post by Brno8x57
There was an excellent thread on reloading for the 280 Ross.  It seems to be missing after this forum went down temporarily .The information on the now missing thread was very helpful and was contributed by many knowledgeable members of this forum.

I have just started rolling my own for the 280.  It has been a learning experience.  Still trying to find a load that will shoot accurately enough for hunting.  Right now I am on the paper at 100 yards using the Porter peep sight.  About a 10 inch grouping on 11x17 inch target. I hope to get it down to 3 or 4 inch groups.   My MKIII's in 303 Brit put the 280 to shame.  I need to do something while the barrel on the M10 cools down so shooting a MKIII seems appropriate.

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 on: February 11, 2017, 05:13:36 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by 280_Ross
Greg, I will email you about those cases; don't throw them away please!

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