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Re: carbine velocity

Posted by Ernie Brandt on Saturday, 14 November 2015, at 8:01 p.m., in response to Re: carbine velocity, posted by :Larry Sunday on Saturday, 14 November 2015, at 6:42 p.m.

Just like the 45-70 round, it is a good idea to determine the exact bore for YOUR rifle. Then load rounds for that particular rifle. I tend to load a common cartridge/bullet/powder for all of my shooters. Accuracy suffers for some and is spot on in others. As long as I have no huge scattering of pattern I'm o.k.

I have found that my best groups are achieved with Smokeless Powder. I think the bullet seats better in the bore when using Smokeless because the ignition process is faster and forms the base of the bullet tighter to the bore. Just a uninformed idea. No science behind it. I need to take a rifle to the Cass County Justice Center Lab. to recover the bullets. The would tell me a lot about the bore/bullet fit.

As a side item off the subject. I am looking for a Model 1917 U.S. Revolver. Would like to do a trade for one. Any body have an idea where to look for a very nice one??



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