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Re: 1884 trapdoor accuracy

Posted by Steve Applegate on Friday, 20 November 2009, at 11:40 a.m., in response to Re: 1884 trapdoor accuracy, posted by Ernie Brandt on Thursday, 19 November 2009, at 9:35 p.m.

Thanks Ernie, I've never used COW, do you put a barrier between the powder and the COW to prevent it from diluting the powder?

I poured my bullets using the Lee 340 grain .457 mold and then sized them to .457, which is .001 too small according to your advise. I see that Lee has a 405 grain that is .459 with a hollow base. If this acts like a minie ball, it would engage the rifling nicely but the load would have to balance to avoid too much pressure and skirt flare. Would you be able to offer and advise as to the suitability of this approach? Lee also has a 500 grain .459 but I really don's want to use that much lead or suffer the recoil for target shooting.

Maybe you can recommend another mold mfg. that makes the .459 or .461 in a lighter bullet?

Thanks for all your help. Steve Applegate


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