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06-28-2005, 12:20 PM
I have recently purchaced a new production S&W Schofield revolver.
Does any member have cast bullet loads for this pistol?
All assistance appriciated.
The S/A answer is that I have about 500 left and if you send me the gun I will shoot them all up. Is your gun chambered for the S and W round or the 45 Colt? I shot a Navy Arms quite a bit, but mine was in Colt and I noticed that with some smokless loads (read Unique) I got some leading with the shorter shells. My favorite load was 28 grs of FFg elephant and a 230 gr bullet lubed with a good B/P lube. This load needed cleaning in the tight Navy after about 25 shots. In smokeless I tried Unique HP38 and ended up shoting 5.5 of Green Dot for a mild cowboy load. I stuck with the same 230 gr RNFP bullet. I didn't try ANY warmer loads in the top break as I don't think they are as strong as the solid frame guns. I shot an original army issue that belonged to a friend and we only shot B/P in the gun.
06-29-2005, 01:43 PM
Is your gun chambered for the S and W round or the 45 Colt?
Sorry, for not mentioning that this one is in 45 Schofield.
KCSO: In smokeless I tried Unique HP38 and ended up shoting 5.5 of Green Dot for a mild cowboy load. I stuck with the same 230 gr RNFP bullet.
F: This in your 45LC chambering of course.
So far in my S&W reproduction gun I have fired 5.0 grains Bullseye under the 230 grain bullet. This burns clean and shoots to point-of-aim but only so-so accuracy.
Thanks and if anyone esle has a 45 Schofield just let me know what you're feeding it for best accuracy and performance.
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