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Old 12-12-2010, 01:37 PM
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Well, I just finished up throating the SG 444, and it is ready for the range for testing. With my new 2.700 COL, I am expecting to hit the 2150 fps mark with Marshalls 405 grain WLNDCG...thats 4100+ ft lbs. I will start reloading this week, and if we can get some warmer weather so the chronograph will work, I hope to have some data by the end of the weekend. I set up this COL modification to accept .500 nose to crimp length bullets and Marshall has four or five of them that I am going to try out in the future. While I was at it, I fitted and mounted a new Walnut stock, and, I hope to do some "customizing" after the testing, to bring this lever gun up to the "African standard". Well, thats it for now, I will keep you posted.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:10 PM
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What is the "African standard" ?
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:15 AM
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.........all those little things that you see on African rifles...express sights, barrel band sling swivels, banded front sights, reshaped forends, engravings of elephants, buff and rhino.....the standard African fare for a large game rifle...I mean, if this mod works out...the rifle needs to "look" like it can do the deed too...right?
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:20 PM
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Flat Top, do those QD mounts return close to zero? Also, do you prefer to leave off the hammer extension?
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:07 PM
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MSM; Yes the Warne Quick Detachable mounts do return to zero. I had this same set up on and off of my "Peashooter" many times, and it never failed to return...truthfully I was amazed. If everything is mounted properly there should be no problems. I have a hammer extention...but, I am going to modify the hammer to a permanent set up as soon as I get some time. I have three Marlins to do that to.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:15 PM
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Have you ever played with the Weaver Top Mount rings? I have read that they are an approach to a QD type ring and that they do a reasonable job of returning to zero. The old Weavers are my rings of choice as they are still made in the USA, traditional, light weight and seem to hold up pretty well. They also seem to get a scope a little lower than anything else I have found. Maybe after the hunting season ends I will see if how mine work as a QD system.
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...no I have not. If you try them, be sure and let us know the results. I am stuck on the Warnes, and I have heard the Tallys are very good as well, but that doesnt mean that other brands wont do the job.
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