Mezigot, Gingerbeer, GunsGunsGuns, et al. Thanks for the great topic! I've got a Gewehr 1889, a 93 Repetierkarabiner, and a 97 Kadettengewehr I have been dragging my feet about getting out and shooting, but this is all great information and I am glad this post got started, G3, and thanks to JH & Gingerbeer for such good information. I would like some confirmation from any of you that the information I read in Bewaffnung und Ausreustung der Schweitzer Armee seit 1817 Volume 4, that all three of the above are compatible with GP 90, 90/03 and 90/23 is correct, even though a lower velocity is listed for the Kadettengewehr . Also I want to be sure I am clear on the grease ring. Do I understand correctly that its purpose is to center the case neck in the chamber? but how the dickens do you apply it so neatly and what are you using for grease? I'd like to load 220 gr. Hornady jacketed RNFB .308 bullets, as I have a lot of them on hand, and plenty of brass, LR primers, magnum & std. and a variety of powders. The Hornady bullet does not have an exposed core as in your picture. The jacket covers the flat base completely so there would be no obturation, and maybe the issue is insignificant. But just to be sure, is that any reason not to use them? JH, I'd also like to PM you for some suggested starting loads. I've been shooting my 96/11 on up through K 31's with handloads for years and had no problems,and I'd sure hate to damage these old treasures out of ignorance.
Best regards, Kari
"Schiessen und Treffen, nicht Schiessen und Knallen."
"Meine Waffe", Oberstlieut. Mariotti, Schweizerische Armee, 1918