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     Larry Gibson 
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    I conducted this test yesterday using 235 gr TC bullet cast in a new (to me) Lee 6 cavity mould I acquired last month or so. The bullets were AC’d and “aged” 10 days before sizing or loading. Pressure was measured via Oehler M43 using the Contender barrel. Accuracy was excellent, as expected in all the firearms. The 50 yard ten shot group from the M98 (Rhineland conversion kit) measured 1 1/2″. This load with this bullet works for me.

    45 ACP Lee 45-230-TC 5 gr Bullseye

    Soft alloy (BHN 9-10), sized .452, BAC lube, 235 gr fully dressed, OAL; 1.199”, mixed cases, WLP primers, loaded on Dillon SDB.  Oehler M35P with start screen at 10’ (2’ screen spacing).  65 degrees, 25% humidity.  10 shot tests. Pressure measured via Oehler M43 with the Contender barrel.

    Firearm                  Barrel  Length        FPS       SD/ES     PSI (M43)

    Combat Cmdr          4 ¼”                     849        12/38

    Para 14                    5”                             891            6/18

    Series 70                 5 ½”                       894           12/39

    Contender               10”                         976            13/46         16,700 psi

    M98                        16 ¼”                     1025            18/67

     

    Uberti ER SAA       4 ¾” [ 6 3/8”]         866        10/30

    M1917/25               6 3/8” [8 1/8”]        877        15/48

    Note; same bullet in the 45 Colt (slight crimp in middle of front band) over 8.5 gr Unique gave exceptional accuracy out of the 10″ Contender test barrel at 1072 fps and 14,500 psi.  It should perform well in my M1873 lever action at, probably, 1200 +/- fps.  It should run 950 fps +/- out of my SAAs.

     

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     Jniedbalski 
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    The M98 with the Rhineland conversion kit would be a awesome plinking gun. Looks like it shot really good also. I checked out Rhinelands web site and drooled over all the different kits they have. How good do you thank the M98 would shoot at 75 to 100 yards with that bullet? I tried to post right after you posted this but the site didint have the window to post in. It had the window to post in for all the other post. And I was signed in. Don’t know but it’s working now.  Great post

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     Jniedbalski 
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    I have The lee Tc bullet mold  in 9mm 120 gr and 40 at 175 gr and I like them boath. The lee 40 175 gr with hs6 in my carbine shoots ragged holes at 25 yards.  I like this bollet. I don’t have anything in 45 yet but have about 2000 cases range pick up. I guess that means I have to buy a new pistole since I have all that brsss

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     Jniedbalski 
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    Just wondering what kind of accuracy you got with that bullet at 25 yards with the series 70, para 14, and M1917 .

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     Larry Gibson 
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    I wasn’t really trying for the best groups as I’ve found I generally don’t shoot the best groups with handguns when chronographing as my concentration is not fully on the sight alignment and sight picture as I’m more interested in keeping the bullets through the opening and not hitting the screens.  However, the groups from both M1911s was right at 2 1/2″.  The M1917/25’s group was just under 2″.

    Larry Gibson

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