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Re: Took my 1884 out for the first time
Posted by Ernie Brandt on Friday, 24 January 2014, at 12:09 a.m., in response to Re: Took my 1884 out for the first time, posted by bob koenig on Thursday, 23 January 2014, at 10:29 p.m.
I use 55 grains Pyrodex with a 300-330 grain cast lubed bullet. COW on top.
My favorite load for the "pets" I shoot is 15.5 grains Trail Boss from Hodgdon's Powder (Right here in Kansas City). I use COW filler with this load & it works for me. 300-300 grain bullet. We shoot at a 200 yard range but I only shoot at paper at 100 yards. Beyond that nothing is in focus.****That's why I developed the Scope & Mount setup for the Trapdoor that I sell on Gunbroker.com. We mount a Pistol scope on the rifle & the eyesight problem goes away.
Everbody has a favorite load that works well in a bunch of Trapdoors in their collection. No two TD's will shoot the same with the same load. This is common to the breed.
For extreme accuracy I shoot Smokeless powder in my Custom rifles with Vernier sights (my eyes are going away). The run of the mill rifles get the Trail Boss or Pyrodex loads.
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