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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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