The bore diameter is .308, dies are about a hundred for Redding, and they are designed for the k31 chamber, brass is the hard part, likely you will have to shoot some Wolf or Privi Partizan ammo to get it. Swiss ammo is loaded with Berdan primers.Last gun show they had many of them, the lowest one was for $230 not a bad price?? I almost bought it. If its still there this weekend Ill buy it. Looks like a nice deer rifle. If I remember right its clip fed?? I wonder what the costs are for reloading that 7.5 x 55mm swiss??
Hello to all,
It’s good to see there are others who appreciate a quality MilSurp rifle, and the K31 is certainly that. Of all the MilSurp rifles I have owned over the years, the K31 is the class of the field, when it comes to accuracy. Being a caster and reloader, I have found a number of combinations that can be classified as “tack drivers”.
For those considering reloading for the 7.5 x 55 Swiss, I have found both the LEE and Redding dies perform the reloading task without any issues from either brand.
I shoot only cast bullets in my K31, and use the rifle for target shooting only, out to 100 yards, with very acceptable accuracy.
Because these old eyes of mine are not what they were at one time, I scoped my K31, using the scout type setup. I found the scope mount from S&K to be a well made solid platform, for my Burris EER scope.
My K31 was manufactured in 1942, and while the metal work is in excellent condition, the walnut stock shows dings and gouges that detract from the quality of the rifle IMHO. I have refinished MilSurp stocks before, and after the last one, vowed to myself never to go through the process again. Quite frankly, I just don’t have the patience to do the job right. Currently my K31’s stock is at a stock refinisher who specializes in MilSurp rifles. When the stock is returned, I’ll post some photos.