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I am fully prepaired for any thing that may come when it gets here. I am just curious what are my ods of getting something that will only be a wall hanger. I want a shooter in the end. How many of you guys have heard of the mk IVs being un servicable, I know a lot of them end up being good guns I'm just wondering how many guys get them and the end up with just an ornament.

Well thanks I hope its not to much of a gamble last time i played ruelette i lost a girlfriend.

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Assuming you ordered one from IMA or AC, the odds are close to zero. You didn't mention whether it was one of the cleaned up ones or an untouched. On the untouched there may be hidden defects under the grime, but IMA/AC should work with you for needed parts.....but a minor fix or two does not a wall hanger make.
 

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You really should be good, not sure what you have ordered, untouched or hand select, I have 3 mk4's, one hand select, two untouched, they have all been good and more importantly they shoot great.

Good luck on your purchase

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MK IV not MK4
 

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It Is a MkIV untouched from IMA. Sorry I meant to put that in the first post but ended up getting in a hurry. After shipping it was $469 and some odd cents. I don't mind at all a few minor fixes in fact i might enjoy those. Will Lee dies fit in my rock chucker? I think they will but haven't verified that anywhere. Last question has anyone ever used the 577/450 ammo from Gad Custom Reloading? It is quite a bit cheaper than the stuff from 10X. They say they use "kangaroo brass" I cant find anything out about that, Is that slang for bertram?

Thanks Levi

Oh, it was only our second date and I had never played ruelette before and was doing pretty well and I think thats just where I lost her. Should have went bowling thats a bit more interactive than a casino i think.
 

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It Is a MkIV untouched from IMA. Sorry I meant to put that in the first post but ended up getting in a hurry. After shipping it was $469 and some odd cents. I don't mind at all a few minor fixes in fact i might enjoy those. Will Lee dies fit in my rock chucker? I think they will but haven't verified that anywhere. Last question has anyone ever used the 577/450 ammo from Gad Custom Reloading? It is quite a bit cheaper than the stuff from 10X. They say they use "kangaroo brass" I cant find anything out about that, Is that slang for bertram?

Thanks Levi

Oh, it was only our second date and I had never played ruelette before and was doing pretty well and I think thats just where I lost her. Should have went bowling thats a bit more interactive than a casino i think.
HAven't used anything from Gad, but they certainly ahve some interesting stuff on the list. "Kangaroo brass" is slang for Bertram-sourced cases as I understand it.
 

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Yes the Lee dies will fit a Rock chucker press. Just unscrew the top bushing and scew the Lee in.

Bertram's trademark is a Kangagroo.....hence Kangaroo brass.

Using Gads is a mixed bag. Reasonable quality, but not great. Time is the major issue. He is getting up there in years and gets to it when he gets to it. Also, if you order from him, use the phone. He is computer challanged. Frankly if you are going to reload, I'd recommend starting on your own and not ordering any pre-loaded ammo. Saves money and neither Gads nor Ten-X appear to anneal cases before loading....which is HIGHLY recommeded for case life.
 

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If your Rock Chucker has the removable threaded steel insert you are good to go. The Lee dies I bought work well for me. " Kangaroo brass " is probably slang for Bertram brass which has a tiny kangaroo stamped on the base of their brass. I use both Bertram and Jameison as well as CBC 24 guage brass formed for me by Richardwv as a courtesy to a new shooter. I have used Gad bullets which are generally OK but have not used any of their loaded ammo. Cast bullets can also be had from Montana Bullets ( I think ) and I cast and size my own as well. Good luck! Joe
 

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The rifle is a Westley Richard 1871 also know know as a Westley Richard Improved Martini or Majuba Martini.
 
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