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Re: marks on bullets

Posted by john martin on Thursday, 28 July 2011, at 2:58 p.m., in response to Re: marks on bullets, posted by steven gabrielli on Thursday, 28 July 2011, at 2:20 p.m.

Steve, do you shoot competively? I've never heard nor considered cleaning after each shot except for those that shoot the long range competitions. I usually will shoot 30 to 50 rounds and clean when I get home. I figured if that worked for the troopers of the 1870's, 80's, etc that that is what the gun was made to do and how the troops used it.

I use Schutzen because in reading my cowboy action shooting websites, there seems to be folks that have done the research and proclaim that Swiss is the cleanest burning, followed by Schutzen then on down the line. I had used Goex previously in my cowboy guns but found the Schutzen burned cleaner. Of course 35 grns lightly compressed in a colt 45 or lever action winchester is not going to have the muzzle velocity of 60 to 70 grns in a td.

The comment about the hd being for weight control was not in Spence but someone elses comment on some post somewhere. I believe Spence was highly in favor of the hb bullet in that his research and writings were on the original loads for the 45-70's and the hb bullet was apparantly what was used.

My opinion. Your mileage may vary.




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