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Re: small bore??
Posted by Ernie on Sunday, 3 June 2012, at 12:06 p.m., in response to Re: small bore??, posted by Steve Gabrielli on Sunday, 3 June 2012, at 6:40 a.m.
You have hit on something here.
The rounds MAY just be too long to chamber. He may want to try, as you suggest, re-seating the bullet to arrive at the correct overall cartridge length. OR try a 400 gr. or less load to see if that solves the problem. Overall cartridge length is stated at 2.55 inches, or just 2.5 for us folks with simple rulers.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to be aware of the hazards involved in firing "factory" loads in the TD. Black Powder or SAFE smokeless loads are the way to go. Keeping the pressures below 25,000 is very important. If is does not say that the load is safe for the TD, DO NOT SHOOT IT!!!!!
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