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Thread: 1887 martini henry

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    Check out Rob at British Muzzleloaders on YouTube. He is a master of the Martini and has lots of great vids up about making ammo

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    It is good to get the "old girl" shooting again! I was given a barrel earlier in the year and managed to secure enough parts to make a complete rifle. Once throughly cleaned and assembled, it has turned out one of the best shooters I have ever used. Even the original stock has the most striking walnut seen on a Martini.



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    They’re waiting till after the first to ship mine. I’m anxious but agree the last couple weeks was a bad time to ship anything
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    I received the MH a few week ago but have been really busy. It is a MKIV, Enfield, VR 1887. While it’s fairly rough it in far better shape than the pics led me to believe. The bore is dark but seems to have strong rifling.
    I received 25 CBC cases in the mail yesterday so today I fire formed a case with unique and walnut hull media. The case will accept a .475 boolit so the lee mold is on order.

    To be completely honest I was hoping it would be rough enough to rebarrel and restock. 45-70 or 40-65 but I’m going to shoot it as is and hopefully kill a deer with it next year.
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    The Lee 475 /400gn mould works good in Mk IV ,I would like it better if it were a bit more aerodynamic....Never the less ,I can get just about 100% hits on a silhouette at 300 metres with the sights set on 500 yds.

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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