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Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine #16125499 05/29/21
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I've been making cases for my split breech by converting Starline .56-50 centerfire cases to rimfire. I had some fun at the range with it a couple days ago.





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Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine [Re: Steve_Blancard] #16125662 05/29/21
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nice . I enjoy your vids. a lot of info on the old stuff . 👍

Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine [Re: Steve_Blancard] #16127893 05/30/21
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Thanks. I try to make them fun and interesting.

Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine [Re: Steve_Blancard] #16131180 05/31/21
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Fascinating. Especially how you convert centerfire to rimfire. Do you just leave a spent primer in place to cover the original primer pocket?


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Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine [Re: moosemike] #16131226 05/31/21
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Originally Posted by moosemike
Fascinating. Especially how you convert centerfire to rimfire. Do you just leave a spent primer in place to cover the original primer pocket?


No, I solder a brass plug in the centerfire primer pocket. There is a 2-part video on my YouTube channel showing the process I use to convert a case from centerfire to rimfire. There other videos that you may find interesting too.
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So it looks like you just rely on a slight pressure fit with the 22 blank much like seating an actual primer. No epoxy or anything like that is that correct?


Safe queens should be taken out and shot!
Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine [Re: moosemike] #16131674 05/31/21
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That is correct. The hole is reamed with a .224" reamer. The acorn blanks run .225-.226". But if they get loose after multiple firings, a drop of loctite retains it nicely.

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Got it. Thanks


Safe queens should be taken out and shot!
Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine [Re: Steve_Blancard] #16269086 07/20/21
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I took the .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine to the range again today. I was testing a new load of 34.5 gr of Schuetzen 2F, Rapine 350 bullet and an empty Ramset as a primer. This was giving me around 700fps. It shoots well and I had no perforated primers. I really like this load :-)

While there I made a short video that gives an update on my progress with it.

https://youtu.be/WmIgXCcZSPU

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[quote=Steve_Blancard]I've been making cases for my split breech by converting Starline .56-50 centerfire cases to rimfire. I had some fun at the range with it a couple days ago.


Good Stuff!
Great job, explaining, and Sharing!

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Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine [Re: HunterShooter58] #16275171 07/23/21
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Thanks. I get great pleasure bringing these long forgotten old timers back to life.


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