Since last fall I have been wanting to set up the chronograph and get numbers on what became 6 rifles. I only got to 5. Today all the stars aligned, (read that weather and wife cooperated!!..) and it happened. I got the chrono and targets set up and lined up by 9:00 and settled behind my Husqvarna 9.3 X 57 and the fun commenced!!! I ran across the screens: Husqvarna on a Mod. 96 Masuer in 9.3 X 57, 265 gr. cast bullet over 35 grs. of IMR-3031. 1951 fps avg. velocity. The same bullet over 15 gr. of Unique and a filler gave 1456 fps. One is about as accurate as the other, not enough difference to note. I screwed up and didn't reset the chrono for the different loads so have no idea as to the rest of the numbers. Hey, it's been a long time since I played with my chrono! The Vierordt double rifle in sort of 8 X 65R Brenneke was the one I wanted to see. Not displeased either! 200 gr. jacketed bullet over 38 grs. of H-4895 gave and average of 2047 fps for both barrels. The left barrel was quite a bit slower than the right barrel, which is backwards but, the left chamber is the one that was cobbled the worst. Accuracy opened up a little bit but not enough to matter, just enough to notice. I didn't bother to try to get the rest of the numbers for each barrel. Average velocity and accuracy were both more than satisfactory. My sweet little 1908 Mannlicher/Schoenauer in 8 X 56 M/S cartridge. I was curious about this load and it is ok. 20.5 grs. of IMR-4227 and a foam filler gave an average of 1680 fps. I'd like to see that closer to 1800 and there's plenty of room to do it. Accuracy was great as was AD, SD, and ES. My Haenel/Rasch 1890 sporter in 9 X 57 has become a real favorite. I like 35 cal./9mm anyway and this one just makes it easier to like it. Two loads, two bullets, one powder. 200 gr. RCBS 35-200 and an Accurate 240 gr. mold. 34 grs. of IMR-3031 under the 200 and 35 grs. under the 240. 1895 fps for the 200 grs. and real good average deviation of 5.6, extreme spread of 21 fps and standard deviation of 8.3 fps. Now, how's this for an average velocity, 1911 for the 240 gr. bullet. Numbers weren't bad but the group wasn't nearly so good as the 200 gr. bullet. Ok pdk, this one's for you buddy! The Wilhelm Brenneke '98 Mauser in 7 X 64 Brenneke. 178 gr. cast RCBS bullet over the minimum 25 grs. of Reloder 7. The barrel is 28 inches on this rifle and I expected that extra length to show up in velocities. It did. Average velocity was 1965 fps with excellent accuracy, (LONG sight radius!), 15 fps spread, 5.2 average deviation and 6.2 standard deviation. That constituted my morning...and it was great!!! This afternoon I stretched the legs on my 3 MG's....which was almost as much fun....boy I'd hate to have to choose between the two, rifles or cars. Sure was a pleasant day. Now if I could get my flippin' garden tiller out of the hospital!