Saturday, June 09, 2007

Finally, A Loaded .45-75 Round

Being impatient and persistent I finally got the brass sorted out and decided to try some jacketed bullets. Those used are the 300 gr. Sierra JHCs I use in the .45-70. I am trying these over 20 gr. of IMR SR4759. Should do to try the gun out. My main problem now is finding the time to do some casting of the Lyman 457122 HPs. Once I get a quantity cast I should be good to go and it will only be a matter of finding an effective powder charge (smokeless first and then a Pyrodex and a BP load). I'm liking this gun more and more. It is very similar in handling characteristics to the 1886 SRC. I may get the tang peep for this one.

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