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    06-17-2017, 08:52 AM
    Just finished the roll crimp test. Since it was a very basic test, with only four rounds of each length being tested, you probably shouldn't take it for more than it is, but here goes: The short shells gave an average speed of 1125 fps, where the...
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    06-15-2017, 11:05 AM
    Tony. I use Vectan AS powder for most of my slugs as I have enough of it to last me several lifetimes. I'ts great for loads in the 30-32 grams class with velocities in the 350-400 m/s range, but like all fast shotgun powders pressure will spike...
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    06-11-2017, 04:05 PM
    Tony. No, the most common powders here are Norma, Vihtavuori and some Vectan powders. I have been lucky to find some Alliant powders like Unique, herco, Blue Dot and Steel, but apart from Steel they're hard to come by. Dedicated shotgun loaders...
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    06-11-2017, 01:04 PM
    I plan on testing some roll crimped slugs to see what difference, if any, the depth/length of the crimp has on the velocity - which, of course, is related to the pressure. The loads & shells (Remington) will be identical , but the length of the...
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    05-27-2017, 03:55 PM
    If you just want the rifle to be dead-on at 50 and 100 it can be done by altering the height of the sight line over the bore line. Fairly easy with a scope, but a little more complicated with metallic sights. If muzzle velocity is known, most...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check