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 Post subject: Re: Reloading 577 Snider
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:45 pm 
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at least your doing it - my firing pin is fixed and most of the rest of the issues resolved but finding the time to tinker , that is my issue these days , tired after work , busy on the weekends i don't work - 7 days a week gets old real fast , i need some down time to get to these , have all i can do to get to those i own that ive never shot yet , but i am making headway - took four to the range today with happy results


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 Post subject: Re: Reloading 577 Snider
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:52 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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The adventure continues... I loaded more cases with 32.0/AA5744 and the .575" hollow base boolet. Which was a miserable failure. I couldn't keep 5 shots on the 4' x 8' target holder. Some of the bullets really howled from tumbling.

I measured the muzzle carefully to find ID was .580" +/- Which means the rifle wasn't going to hit a bull in the butt with a banjo using .575" bullets. Worked a trade with Comrade Machinist SwihartMark & he made me a custom sizer that reduced .600" round balls to about .581"

I only had 5 balls left & got those sized & loaded over 35.0/AA5744. Out to the range to fire for group. No grease grooves on round balls of course so I lubed by dipping each ball into high temp lithium grease I use on my M1A. Can't see any leading after the fact, so that seems to have worked.

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Success!!! All 5 shots on the same target - on the same target holder, even! :bigrin:

The group is nothing to brag about, but I'm way happy. Now it's just a matter of trying different powder charges to shrink the group. This target was 25 yards.

Never say die!! :jmp: SW

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 Post subject: Re: Reloading 577 Snider
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:08 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Went out again today with 577 brass Comrade Swihart made from 24 ga. shotgun brass cases. Same load = 32.0/AA5744 and the round ball sized to .580 +/-

50 yards this time & I really got snake-eyed aiming. Presssssssed the trigger & it didn't turn out too bad, I think! Time to load more & see how it does even farther out! SW

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 Post subject: Re: Reloading 577 Snider
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:02 pm 
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that worked well - ive yet to shoot mine , i doubt it will happen this year - life is happening too quickly these days and best of intentions aint gettin it done ,


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 Post subject: Re: Reloading 577 Snider
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:38 am 
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HerrMesser wrote:
Those punches probably can be found at your local tool store or maybe farm store.

Rad

you can get the punches at most hardware stores or auto parts stores.


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 Post subject: Re: Reloading 577 Snider
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:41 am 
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NebHogger, thanks for sharing your experiences with us, on the 577 SNIDER, it saves us a lot of trial and error.


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 Post subject: Re: Reloading 577 Snider
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:22 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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There's little info on the net about some of the old time cartridges. I probably go about experimenting all wrong, but it's worked out.

In the years since some of this was written, Dutch Mosin got my Dutch Beaumont, Comrade Swihart got one of my Gahendras and a Snider... I had a Francotte Martini but donated it to fund raiser for one of wifey's nephews who was terminally ill.

BPCR wise, I'm down to 2 Sniders and a Gahendra all of which are fun to shoot. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Reloading 577 Snider
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:47 pm 
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as we get older we narrow what we shoot to what we really like , glad you found something to focus on , i still have to do that if i can find time , but i do believe ill concentrate on my kentucky rifle and flintlock handgun when i do , that pesky cat put way too much time into supervising for me to ignore that kind of quality ,

i do have a nice snider and all the reloading data i just never got to it ,


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