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Re: Took my 1884 out for the first time

Posted by Larry Gibson on Wednesday, 22 January 2014, at 11:06 a.m., in response to Re: Took my 1884 out for the first time, posted by Ernie Brandt on Wednesday, 22 January 2014, at 5:50 a.m.

A 1 - 1 1/2 gr Dacron (polyester stuffing in pillows, toys, etc. Easy to get in fabric stores in bags or sheets as "batting") is better with 5744 or other similar smokeless powders as it won't raise the pressures like a COW filler will. Try 25 gr 5744 with the Dacron filler under any 390 - 420 gr cast bullet(of proper diameter for the TD)for an excellent load.

Larry Gibson


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