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Re: Buffington Sight

Posted by Ernie on Sunday, 17 June 2012, at 9:55 p.m., in response to Re: Buffington Sight, posted by Ken Smith on Sunday, 17 June 2012, at 12:38 p.m.


I load 14.5 grains Trail Boss & 300/330 grain bullets.

I load only 300/330/485 lubed bullets. I have had great success with Trail Boss.

It will push a 330 gr. bullet at about 1200 fps & cup at 19,400. The 300/330 gr. bullets save some money at the range & give excellent performance.

The 485 & 8.0 grains of TB will do 700 fps & cup at 17,100. Anything over 485 would be best with Black Powder.

It's a good idea to use Cream-o-wheat as a filler with Smokeless. Smells good & insures good ignition. The c-o-w holds the powder to the rear against the ignition source. Use just enough to very slightly compress the c-o-w.

Also, use Magnum primers with BP. Large Rifle primers for Smokeless. Most guys drill out the flash hole in their cases. I do not.

I will be Deer hunting with a 485 gr. & 70 gr. BP this year.


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