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Old 07-27-2010, 03:13 AM   #11
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The Carcano gets a bad rap because it really isn't that good of a rifle. The ones I have owned were truly mediocre in just about every respect.

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The progressive (gain) twist rifling used in the Carcano barrel was intended to give higher velocities at lower pressures. The 160 grain 6.5 bullet was standard fare in virtually all the early 6.5 cartridges and none of the others saw any need to use a gain twist. There was no real benefit to it.
The real reasons for the Carcanos lack of popularity are numerous and I'll try to hit on a few of them.
The cocking cam was steep and cocking effort was relatively high.
The forward placement of the bolt handle was awkward in use.
The split bridge made necessary by the forward handle placement also made scope mounting problematic.
Clips were necessary for the magazine to function. In addition, the action was suitable for the Carcano cartridges only. (actually, a friend of mine converted one to 35 Remington and it worked reasonably well).
The safety was awkward to use and not in any way convenient.
The overall quality of workmanship was crude.
The Japanese used a rifle, made for them by Italy, which was a Carcano with a Mauser-type magazine. Called the Type I, this rifle was chambered for the 6.5 Japanese cartridge. I had one of these which was quite accurate but still crude. GD

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Greydog thanks i got the answer i wanted, i guess it will just be another loved safe queen that my freind will love to keep

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before john f.'s brains had time to slide off the ass end of that lincoln
You think that's funny?
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not trying to be funny ....just expounding with crude detail the harsh realities that are evident when a free society are really held captive by a shadow government bent on control.....all the worlds a stage and we are only actors in it .

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not trying to be funny ....just expounding with crude detail the harsh realities that are evident when a free society are really held captive by a shadow government bent on control.....all the worlds a stage and we are only actors in it .
You tell them POWG. The reason why the bad name is because it created a big hole into a president head. That is why.
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not trying to be funny ....just expounding with crude detail the harsh realities that are evident when a free society are really held captive by a shadow government bent on control.....all the worlds a stage and we are only actors in it .
....whatever.
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You tell them POWG. The reason why the bad name is because it created a big hole into a president head. That is why.
......huh?
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not trying to be funny ....just expounding with crude detail the harsh realities that are evident when a free society are really held captive by a shadow government bent on control.....all the worlds a stage and we are only actors in it .
You guys are in the wrong place. James B has been for quite some time.
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You guys are in the wrong place. James B has been for quite some time.
and you are asleep behind the wheel but you dont see me making a deal about it.
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