1891 Mauser Agentine - Sporterized to .308

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  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    no they grip the rifling buit there are gaps around the bullet between the rifling. gas destroys the base of the bullet, which is the steering end and the result is low velocity and bad accuracy.
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    ahh.. thanks! so it ends up being a hot led/copper spitwad that may or may not hit the target!
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    pretty much. The hot gasses behind a bullet if not sealed will partially melt the base away depositing it in the bore. Its particularly bad with lead projectiles that dont fit the bore.
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    FYI, did you know you can chamber and fire a 7X57 mauser round in a 7.65X53 argentine chamber?? It will chamber and fire, the bullet will exit the bore along with a bunch of unburnt powder and you will have to hammer the case out of the chamber with a dowell. Dont ask me how I figured that one out..:eek:
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    sweet!

    fire forming brass were you? :)
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    Accidentally yes... But it goes back to the ol "make sure the ammo youre using exactly matches the markings on the gun".. ;)
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