down side is after looking at the references, I haven’t found any data. All say to use 12 to 13 grains of 2400. I haven’t seen and 2400 in 5 years. Hoping for 4227, H110 something that I can get my hands on.
I had the CVA scout in 45-70. Good and fun rifle to shoot. Reloading can be pricey if you don’t cast your own. If you are casting have a 500g mold at 12 to 1300 fps or a 350 to 405g w/ a gas check for best results. . A double cavity 500g mold will empty out a Lee pot in a hurry but that is a chunk of lead that has a high BC. I had a Nikon…[Read more]
I got the load data from the Lyman Cast Handbook. It lists pressure at 25,200 and it looks like it’s traveling at 2223 fps. That is with a universal receiver. I just looked the load up on a ballistics calculator and I have to try this load out at 100 and 200 yards.
Well here is the update and thank you for the input. I was at a bit of an estate sale and bought an RCBS 22-55 mold new for $40, at that price I had to. Cast up a bunch, its amazing how many you can get out of a pot of lead. I only cast up about 300 or so. Got the gas checks and RCBS top punch in and loaded up some with IMR 4198. All shot…[Read more]
Ghosthawk that is what I’m looking for. I would be happy to get anther mold, I just didn’t want to get into gas checking the lead and wanted to keep it down in velocity. If that is possible, it would be a fun project.
The rifle that I’m loading for is a TC venture bolt action. So what I’m seeing is 86 the idea of pb cast and go for hard gas checked? That’s what the Lyman cast handbook suggests. I wanted to to do this with as little prep on the bullets as possible. If I have to get a gc maker and make the checks or buy them that is going to add to the cost.…[Read more]
Tell you the truth, I’d be happy with great accuracy at 1300 to 1400 fps or so. Just got a RD sheet that has a good number of powders listed. IMR4227, little gun, h110, 2400 the list goes on will be able to get me into that range.
I don’t have a picture but I let an Argentinean Mauser soak standing up and some Ed’s red dripped down and took some of the finish off of the stock in one streak, but that was my fault for not leaving it level. Bottom line don’t let it stay on the finish. Clean it up and you will have no problems.
Red dot is listed as within 5% of Clays on adi-powder’s site. I just got a 4 lbs of Universal for my pistols and thought wow wouldn’t it be great if I could use this like Unique with less than 10 grains of powder for a 100 yard target load. 4759 is no more and I have 4895 for my rifles that I use for jacketed loads. 10g vs 30 is very tempting,…[Read more]