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Re: BP fouling
Posted by Tom Trevor on Monday, 17 June 2013, at 9:11 p.m., in response to Re: BP fouling, posted by rick baker on Monday, 17 June 2013, at 8:37 p.m.
Rick, Since you did not load these rounds yourself its possible that the bullet was used to compress the powder charge in the loading process. A compression die should always be used before seating the bullet. The M-1881 500 grain bullet has a long nose exposed and in compressing the powder on loading the shell the lead will compress and swell. I have seen some that would not chamber in a clean barrel. Your Springfield barrel will have a bore of .450 and the bullet nose should be about .448-.449 for fit so you can see where not much upset can cause problems. If you have any rounds left over check them with a micrometer and see what you have. Hope this helps.
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