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Post Press Disaster Results #15223593 09/14/20
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In a previous post, you may have read about all of my first powder coat issues and the breaking of my sizer/lubricator. Well, there’s been a few more problems, mostly self-induced. However, in spite of my self, I got to shoot a few rounds today. smile

RANGE REPORT.....

Shot the first 5 rounds @50 yards, just to get on paper, check guesstimated pressures, and fire the first 2 or 3 less than desirable rounds that were the “test subjects” getting my seating and crimp proper.

Loaded 5 more rounds, adding one grain more powder than the original 5 rounds. Went to my bench, with target @100 yards, shooting over the chrono.

First shot landed high and right, made a scope adjustment, and fired the remaining 4 rounds. Didn’t allow barrel to cool between shots.....less than 3 minutes between rounds.

Overall, at this point ....pretty pleased! Recoil pretty tame, pressure appears mild, rounds cycled very cleanly, group was pretty good (bordering on real good), and velocity acceptable! memtb

Photo evidence below:

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Re: Post Press Disaster Results [Re: memtb] #15237269 09/19/20
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Impressive. What cartridge and charge?
Were these powder coated or traditionally lubed?


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Re: Post Press Disaster Results [Re: Ranger_Green] #15239097 09/19/20
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Ranger_Green, Thanks! It was a Marlin Guide Gun in 45-70. Cast, powder coated, 430 grain WNFP (Accurate Molds), over 44.0 grains of RL7. A lot of luck, after all of the previous bad luck, in “stumbling upon” a pretty accurate load very quickly. I think I’m “gonna pull real hard on leav’r be”! wink memtb


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