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Dinking with 219 Savage
Jan 10th, 2021 at 10:34pm
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This picture of my Army and Navy rook.

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It served as inspiration for following cosmetic detail you can see on the 219. There is also a steel trigger guard (krag) and a steel recessed safety button. The 'case coloring' is cold blue applied with  a finger!

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Re: Dinking with 219 Savage
Reply #1 - Jan 10th, 2021 at 11:37pm
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Nice 219. What caliber?
  
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Reply #2 - Jan 11th, 2021 at 12:26am
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22Hornet would be possible, and would fit the rook rifle catagory. My brother has one, and it shoots amazingly well with Sisk bullets .223 diameter. He has had it since the early sixties, and it has accounted for many a Beechey (sp) ground squirrel in the Mt Hamilton range in Calif. Yours is a cosmetically superior rifle. Good work!
  

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Reply #3 - Jan 11th, 2021 at 10:11am
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I have several barrels. This one is 30-30.
  
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Reply #4 - Jan 11th, 2021 at 11:26pm
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I have one left. .22 Hornet. Neat little rifles. Require .223 bullets that came with the rifle along with a Lyman tang loader. At one time I had several and thinned the heard a long time ago. The Hornet was a keeper.
  
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Reply #5 - Jan 12th, 2021 at 2:37pm
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I am not sure when Savage switched from .223 to .224, But My brothers is a late gun with grooves for scope mounting, and still has .223 groove diameter. I have owned many Hornets with .223 barrels, and have found that most shot more accurately with .224 bullets, but not in my brothers 219. As I noted, his likes Sisk(sadly no longer available).223s. The Hornet remains one of my favorite cartridges, to include the Winchester forerunner. The K Hornet a close runner-up.
  

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Reply #6 - Jan 12th, 2021 at 8:50pm
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I don't know either when they went to a .224 bore in the Hornet. I have a Stevens 417 Walnut Hill in .22 Hornet with a .223 bore. Could have been as late as the 1960's when the .223 Remington came out with the .224 bore.
  
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Reply #7 - Jan 12th, 2021 at 11:06pm
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The army and navy that I pictured at the beginning is relined to a K Hornet. In my foggy memory the springfield .22 trainer was used to develop the first hornet, and I suppose that would have been .222 bore? I could be all wrong about that. I have used the .222 bore for hornet and  the 40 gr jet bullet.
  
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Reply #8 - Jan 12th, 2021 at 11:45pm
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The 222 Remington arrived on the scene in I believe !951, along with the, then new, 722 short action to mate it with. They were.224 barrels and set the benchrest crowd up with a winning combination. A quick end to Harvey's Donaldson Wasp.
  

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Reply #9 - Jan 12th, 2021 at 11:53pm
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Just one question. I like the Buehler mounting setup on the 219, but what did you use on the rook rifle? Lyman?
  

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Re: Dinking with 219 Savage
Reply #10 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:34am
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rkba2nd wrote on Jan 11th, 2021 at 12:26am:
22Hornet would be possible, and would fit the rook rifle catagory. My brother has one, and it shoots amazingly well with Sisk bullets .223 diameter. He has had it since the early sixties, and it has accounted for many a Beechey (sp) ground squirrel in the Mt Hamilton range in Calif. Yours is a cosmetically superior rifle. Good work!


Beecheys, AKA digger squirrels. I grew up in Santa Clara Valley, had a lot of fun in the Hamilton Range and the Santa Cruz mountains back in the day.
  
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Re: Dinking with 219 Savage
Reply #11 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 10:10am
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rkba2nd wrote on Jan 12th, 2021 at 11:53pm:
Just one question. I like the Buehler mounting setup on the 219, but what did you use on the rook rifle? Lyman?


I made the rings and bases for the rook.
  
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Reply #12 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 2:46pm
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Thanks, and nicely done!
  

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Reply #13 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 6:20pm
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Did you ever tell us the caliber of the rook rifle?
  
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Reply #14 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 9:02pm
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waterman wrote on Jan 13th, 2021 at 6:20pm:
Did you ever tell us the caliber of the rook rifle?

The army and navy rook is relined to KHornet
  
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