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Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine

Posted By: Steve_Blancard

Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine - 05/29/21

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.





https://youtu.be/G4jnN6e1CjQ

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Posted By: 44mc

Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine - 05/29/21

nice . I enjoy your vids. a lot of info on the old stuff . 👍
Posted By: Steve_Blancard

Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine - 05/30/21

Thanks. I try to make them fun and interesting.
Posted By: moosemike

Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine - 05/31/21

Fascinating. Especially how you convert centerfire to rimfire. Do you just leave a spent primer in place to cover the original primer pocket?
Posted By: Steve_Blancard

Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine - 05/31/21

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.
Steve

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaI37ff_Xx68Gt1PeoXtvKtcAr3VWEUrT
Posted By: moosemike

Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine - 05/31/21

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?
Posted By: Steve_Blancard

Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine - 05/31/21

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.
Posted By: moosemike

Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine - 05/31/21

Got it. Thanks
Posted By: Steve_Blancard

Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine - 07/21/21

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
Posted By: HunterShooter58

Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine - 07/22/21

[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!
Posted By: Steve_Blancard

Re: Shooting a .56-50 rimfire Remington split breech carbine - 07/23/21

Thanks. I get great pleasure bringing these long forgotten old timers back to life.
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