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Re: 1884 trapdoor accuracy
Posted by Ernie Brandt on Monday, 23 November 2009, at 8:37 p.m., in response to Re: 1884 trapdoor accuracy, posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 23 November 2009, at 10:36 a.m.
Dick is right on.
Bullets that will not stabilize are not spinning. Length & weight of the bullet is not a factor.
You will want to mic the bore of you rifle to determine the the EXACT bore & groove diameter of you carbine.
Don't shoot the 457's in the carbine. Load up some .458 or 459 bullets after you mic the bore. Try them to see what happens. Mayhaps you are "pushing" the bullet too fast & it is not "gripping" the lands. Back off on the powder to 55grs.& a .405 to see what happens. Someone has said (on this site) that they had gone out to a .461 before they achieved stable flight.
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