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Old February 2, 2013, 10:23 AM   #25
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On 9-12-2003, I shot these handloads in a 1938 Turkish Mauser [that I rebarreled to 243]

Not only did I have to pound the bolt open, I had to pound a case out with the cleaning rod.

There was probably some neck pinch. It took about 100 pounds of force at the bolt knob to get the round to chamber.
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All three were the same load 40 gr 4895 100 gr 243, LC brass necked down to 243.
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