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Rimmed or aimless in 1902 Rolling Block
Nov 12th, 2017 at 9:57pm
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My 1902 Roller needs a new barrel.  The rifle will be used for deer and antelope hunting.  Are there any advantages to switching from the rimless to a rimmed case or am I better off staying with the original design?  I am looking towards a  25 Krag or a 25 IHMSA so that it is strictly a reloading situation.  Thanks.  Tom
  
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Re: Rimmed or aimless in 1902 Rolling Block
Reply #1 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 3:34am
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This afternoon, I went through the same mental gyration with my 1902 roller in 7x57.  Barrel is too bad for cast, but shoots some jacketed stuff pretty well.  I decided that my first step was better sights.  Rifle has the original military sights.

I don't know about the .25 with all the letters, but, to me, a .25 Krag is something for pretty beefy falling blocks; maybe a Ruger or a High Wall or a Borchardt.
  
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Reply #2 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 8:54am
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I finished building one in 25-35W this fall. It hasn't made the trip to the range yet. 32" about a 9.5 twist #2.5 profile. I'm not sure who made the barrel, it came with a semifinnished 1885 project that didn't get finished. The receiver is now a someday project in an unknown chambering.
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Reply #3 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 9:11am
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I keep pondering the same questions.  Have shot a lot of cast bullets in both the 7mm rifle and 7 mm carbine.  Lately the rifle doesn't do well with the lead bullets so back to jacketed with it.

So I keep thinking maybe  rebarreling the rifle to 30-40 and the carbine to 30-30 just for the heck of it.  But, the bottom line is, if it shoots well as a 7 mm with either jacketed or lead bullets, then just leave them as they are.  The 7 mm is an excellent.

Both my rifle and carbine are all original, but one of these days I'm going to drill and tap the tang of the rifle for a good tang sight.

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Reply #4 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 10:52am
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My personal preference is a rimmed cartridge for Rolling Block projects. There's plenty of great calibers in rimmed cases that are also suitable for the Rolling Block's pressure limits.
I just sent my latest Rolling Block project off for final finish work. It will be a pistol grip, 34" full octagon, in .40-65 caliber. Mostly for long range work, but maybe an elk hunt also in the future.
  

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Reply #5 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 2:47pm
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Why not just rechamber to 7X57R?? Used one for decades. Never needed anything more. Reloaded with 7X57 dies and wider shell holder. Widely used in Europe and good rep for hunting.
  
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Reply #6 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 3:30pm
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There are a ton of good jacketed bullets available to you as well, if you stick with that caliber. Just a thought.
  
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Reply #7 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 5:27pm
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aimless. Go with the aimless.    Undecided


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westerner wrote on Nov 13th, 2017 at 5:27pm:
aimless. Go with the aimless.    Undecided
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Great choice for an old roller that needs new barrel.
  
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Reply #9 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 7:38pm
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When I become president I am going to write an executive order banning automatic spellchecker!  Angry  Tom
  
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Reply #10 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 9:15pm
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Bulseyetom wrote on Nov 13th, 2017 at 7:38pm:
When I become president I am going to write an executive order banning automatic spellchecker!  Angry  Tom


I'll vote for you on that platform alone!  I height my spiel cheeker!  Angry

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Reply #11 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 2:29am
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Bulseyetom wrote on Nov 13th, 2017 at 7:38pm:
When I become president I am going to write an executive order banning automatic spellchecker!  Angry  Tom

Nobody will be able to read the forum  Cry
  

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Reply #12 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 11:57am
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There are days when I can barely bring myself to read it right now. Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #13 - Nov 14th, 2017 at 2:13pm
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My work is done here. Think I'll read that Winchester Hogh Wall thread now.


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Re: Rimmed or aimless in 1902 Rolling Block
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calledflyer wrote on Nov 14th, 2017 at 11:57am:
There are days when I can barely bring myself to read it right now. Roll Eyes

Seems like the post count is lower lately.  Might not be enough spell checkers to get all the attempts corrected  Cheesy
  

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