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How much will burn?

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Unread 06-12-2006, 06:57 PM
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Re: How much will burn?

I have been making smokless muzzle loaders for years, most of them are traditional looking using the Remington Rollingblock actions. I have also used H&R single shot shotgun actions with a Douglas 50cal bbl. Most all of my customers have settled on 25-27grns of 2400 powder with the sabo. 50cal mind you. 300yd accuracy is very good for this type of rifle. Some loads through the chrono were right at 2000fps. My rifles use a 209 shotgun primer, the primers are covered and no powder will get through the small breech plug.


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Unread 06-13-2006, 12:04 AM
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if i understand this right,you're using a pistol primer, rifle powder and bullet.might be a little easier to get a 30-06 and some reloading dies! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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I have two primers that I use in the 45 ACP cases. I use LR primers mainly, but had initially bored out the primer pocket to use a 209 primer. The 209 can be replaced without a press but requires more machining.

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Unread 06-13-2006, 12:19 AM
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Black Diamond 408, your rifles sound very interesting. I have a great hunting ML, it was a Savage ML-II that I put a 1:20 twist 505 Gibbs Krieger barrel on. It will consistently shoot 150 grain 8mm bullets at just under 3,000 fps sub moa.
The problem is that with a 1:20 twist I can't get a bullet to 1000 yards and still remain stable. I had this spare barrel and too much free time [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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