Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Range day, a couple of quick notes

One thing I ran across on .45-70 was that a lot of people shooting black powder who crimp the case onto the bullet use the resizing die to do it, getting rid of the bell in the mouth and pressing the first bit of the case onto the bullet.  I tried that with the 405-grain Lee hollowbase using A5744; it may work with black powder, but not as well(for me, this time at least) with this rifle and smokeless.

I like the .41 Magnum, but at times I want a load that doesn't bellow and kick quite as much, so I borrowed a Lee mold which throws a 195-grain semi-wadcutter.  Loaded over the minimum charge of Titegroup, it shoots quite well and has mild recoil.  I'm going to have to get one of these.

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