Originally Posted by jpattersonnh
I have a guy up in the Laes region that did my sons 1942 Husqvarna. He is quite a hike, so I was looking closer to home.
He was not replacing anything. He wanted to cut and hack. BTW, that price incuded no bases, rings, or scope.
I'll just shoot the rest of the box of Norma ammo and add it in to the mix. All I use is Norma brass in this rifle
I was concerned about a nick, slight muzzle erosion, but I have measured it w/ a caliper and it is pretty good.
285gr GC cast lead and 286gr JSP shoot really well. The 232gr when it keyholes is almost the same size as a normal 9.3 hole. I think the ballistics of that bullet are like a patched round ball. W/ a 286gr partition at 2100fps it has 2390fpe at 100 yards and at 200 yards 2015fpe. The express sights are 150 yard sights, so it is about 1.7" high at 100 and 2" low at 200 yards. The Rifle weighs less then 6.5lb, so it is the perfect rifle If you track and stalk. Action is as smooth as glass as is the trigger. There is no recoil to speak of.
The hack will never touch it. Thanks guys!
JP, i concur, that this person, (notice i didn't say gunsmith!) should never touch that rifle. he would do damage that could never be repaired without costly replacement. from the way you descibed the situation, i would look into experimenting with different bullets.