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Thread: Accurrate 5744 for 45/70 trap door

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
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    Jun 2008
    St. Charles, MO
    Quote Originally Posted by uscra112 View Post
    BTW Charlie Dell and Wayne Schwartz proved conclusively that chamber ringing in our rifles is caused by wads pressed down on the powder, and nothing else.
    I learned this truth the hard way in my TrapDoor, with a card and 24 grains of 5744... In case you're wondering, the cost to have your chamber re-sleeved is about $200...

  2. #22
    Boolit Bub
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    Dec 2012
    One of my pet loads for a Lyman 1878:
    Starline brass, CCI 200 primer, Lyman #457124 385 gr RN, COL 2.540", 25.3 gr AA5744 powder, chrono {1288 fps, max spread=30fps, std dev=10fps} 5-shot group=1.5" @50yds, peep sights. 5744 has been as accurate as anything I've tried so far in my gun and works well over the widest range of powder weight. Accuracy was great from 22-27 grains, then started to open up rapidly at around 28-29 grains. Std dev. of 10fps with no fillers says a lot. I'm also trying some 4198 as soon as the weather cooperates. I've shot some 1-hole 5-shot groups with a friends Uberti 1885 using the same bullet and 25gr of IMR4198, no fillers.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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