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Re: marks on bullets

Posted by Thomas Jacobson on Thursday, 28 July 2011, at 11:42 a.m., in response to Re: marks on bullets, posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 28 July 2011, at 10:53 a.m.

I've noted in this thread, that bore diameters are usually .459-.463. My 1884 rifle, which is like new condition, has a bore of .458. I slugged the bore to measure that. Is my bore, then, a rarity? I shoot 500 grain, 1-20 lead with SPG (?) lube ahead of 70 grains black powder which is greatly compressed. Accuracy at 100 yards, our range limit, is OK (4-6 inches). Kicks like heck tho. I made front sight inserts of various heights to get POI at different distances.


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