Hi, NRA Joe!Originally posted by NRAJOE
Fred, is the ammo easy to get, and what american round are the ballistics close to? I seen a really nice sporterized one on gunbroker.com and could get it really cheap. But I know nothing about Jap guns or their ammo.
Hi again, Joe,Originally posted by NRAJOE
Thanks Fred, I've looked at those two on gunbroker for quite some time now. Maybe I'll buy the one in 7.7 after I find a nice bolt action tube fed .22 lr. Thats my priority right now. Yeah, I've been to Baumholder once...think it was during REFORGER in 1977...wasn't impressed. Thanks for all the info. There is a whole forum devoted to Jap guns by the BANZAI Club on:
FM Jack, have you ever tried loading any 123 grain Hornady SP (.310) in the 7.7 Jap Arisakas, and if so, any luck with accuracy? Have been thinking of trying it--Originally posted by Full MeTal Jack
I do Norma brass when I find it. I also trim 30-06 once fired cases. Ive shot both .311 and 308. Rcbs ships the 308 resizer. Call them and they"ll send you a .311 resizer for free. Haven't done enough recorded shooting, but loaded with 125 grain, they go all over the place. I need to copy Norma's loadings.
I did a simmilar thing I did to a car my Pappy done give'd tuh me. I taked the fenders off and replace tha ol' big engine wif a ford 429 and the front en wit won out a chey comaro and 4.11:1 rear end out of a cheby pick up. My Dady said some drunk movy acter got lost around here an runed out o gas told Paw he'd give 'im it for ryd back to the city. Well tha acter feller never caim back an pappy weld a hitch on it and used it tuh plow the field. I think Paw said the acter feller was name was Eddi Fin and car was call'd suppn lika Duzzenbird. Anyway it's real cool now.Tipadoux said::nod: I have reloaded both the 6.5 and the 7.7 Jap. I have a sniper rifle that was found by my father inlaw in Japan in a wooden box. He brought it back and it checked out as real good steel (American) and a great barrel. Has the 30 inch barrel. Sporterized the stock and ported the barrel. All that own a Jap know about the trigger being hard to much with. But did put in a weaker spring and hone all the moving parts. Helped quite a bit. Planning to find a good gun smith that will remove the barrel and see about attaching it to a Remington 700 action. Want to chamber it for the full 30/06 case. I make all my 7.7 cases from Remington 30/06 cases.