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Old 09-21-2019, 10:07 AM
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Default Martinis at the range

Not drinking Martinis, shooting them!

Papa (MkIV 577/450), Mama (ME .303), and Baby (Cadet .310)

They all did well!







The MkIV target



One of my handloads: Pyrodex RS, 480gr .466 bullet.
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:40 AM
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Old 09-21-2019, 1:22 PM
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Not drinking Martinis, shooting them!

Papa (MkIV 577/450), Mama (ME .303), and Baby (Cadet .310)

They all did well!







The MkIV target



One of my handloads: Pyrodex RS, 480gr .466 bullet.
What type of Brass are you using?

Also have a IV but need to find some 24 GA Shotgun Brass to load some rounds.
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Old 09-21-2019, 1:29 PM
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Very cool! Makes me want to go put on my "Zulu!" DVD.
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Old 09-21-2019, 1:48 PM
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I bought a .310 Cadet marked NSW with the kangaroo engraving for $20 from a policeman acquaintance in 1961, never shot. it or altered it for the next 53 years. Finally acquired some very expensive custom-loaded ammo about three years ago ago, shot it a few times and then sold it to a dealer in old rifles last year for $400. Nice group of Martinis
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Old 09-21-2019, 3:04 PM
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I bought a .310 Cadet marked NSW with the kangaroo engraving for $20 from a policeman acquaintance in 1961, never shot. it or altered it for the next 53 years. Finally acquired some very expensive custom-loaded ammo about three years ago ago, shot it a few times and then sold it to a dealer in old rifles last year for $400. Nice group of Martinis
I just shoot .32Long rounds through mine. It is very accurate,
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What type of Brass are you using?

Also have a IV but need to find some 24 GA Shotgun Brass to load some rounds.
These are Jamison brass picked up from Midway about 10 or more years ago. I bought 75 24 Ga brass cases from a source I can not recall and a nice chap on the Martini Gunboards forum sized them for me for a box of 25 unsized cases. I only neck size the cases so I expect them to last a long time.
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Very nice! What 466 mold are you using?
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Great pics!
Always intrigued by these but never got one, a friend had a Mk IV and after watching him deprime Berdan brass, paper patch bullets and drop tube the powder I kinda shied away from them.
I thought about get one of the IMA wrapped ones way back, but something else always came first.
I eventually picked up a Greener shotgun from Cheaper Than Dirt for a 45-70 project, but it has just been sitting in the safe.
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Just picked up a MkII martini myself, would love to shoot it someday!
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I want a martini! 😁
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Very nice! What 466 mold are you using?
I buy them already done from Western bullets.
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Great pics!
Always intrigued by these but never got one, a friend had a Mk IV and after watching him deprime Berdan brass, paper patch bullets and drop tube the powder I kinda shied away from them.
I thought about get one of the IMA wrapped ones way back, but something else always came first.
I eventually picked up a Greener shotgun from Cheaper Than Dirt for a 45-70 project, but it has just been sitting in the safe.
My brass is boxer primed. I don't use a drop tube, just a couple of scoopers from my old Lee powder charge set. Believe me, getting enough powder into the cases is not a problem. Keeping it in place is the problem. I use a tuft of carded wool over the powder to hold it in place. 80gr doesn't come anywhere near to filling the case.
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What type of Brass are you using?

Also have a IV but need to find some 24 GA Shotgun Brass to load some rounds.
Contact Martin from X Ring Services.

No website. Just google x ring services and you’ll see tons of reviews from various forums. His brass is good. Reasonably priced.
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Sweet looking reloads!

Love those Martinis!
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+1 for Martin at X-Ring. He has everything you need for Martinis or Sniders
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