My 1st Purchase as a Cruffler

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  1. pawn

    pawn Active Member

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    She's an Enfield 2A Ishapore in 308. We will meet for the 1st time via UPS tomorrow :D:D

    I am confident I will purchase serveral more Mosins (at least) and yes, probably a Mauser as well. Anyhow, this is my 1st as a C&R holder and I am pleased as punch!!! :)

    -pawn

    ps: ok to shoot 308 win catridges through this rifle?

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  2. Dakota Red 1

    Dakota Red 1 New Member

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    I have heard it both ways. I load down for mine with 150gr bullets and lighter. Nice old war horses though and a smooth action.
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    Congrats on your first purchase, I hope you aren't married because as a cruffler the bug is sure to bite you bad!
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    guilty as charged, married and also bitten by the bug to collect :D
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    What's a cruffler?
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    Nickname for a Curios & Relics Federal Firearms License Holder- a collector and shooter of this class of firearms here in the USA.
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    Yep, ok, we have the same setup except it's state
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    :( BAD NEWS :( Bolt closed on my gunsmith's no-go headspace gauge for 308 win. This rifle is 308 NATO and I think there is a small difference in headspace tolerance....

    Did I buy a $180 oversized paperweight :confused: or can corrective action be taken that won't rival the cost of the rifle? It would be wonderful to run some ammo through her but I am a cautious fellow and value my eyes, fingers and face- the way they are now!!

    Please advise.

    -pawn
  9. Dakota Red 1

    Dakota Red 1 New Member

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    I finally got some rounds through mine last monday. Commercial and military cases that were handloaded. No problems and the fired cases look fine. Just need to weld about 1/4" on to the front sight because I was printing high on the target above the one I was aiming at.:mad: Don't think it will ever be a tack driver but might eventually get it to shoot "minute of dinner plate".
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    I would appreciate any comments. :)
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    Take it to a gunsmith to be safe!! We only go around once, and you can't rewind the clock.
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