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Thread: The 'Pumpkin' Roller

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    Boolit Master Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
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    The 'Pumpkin' Roller

    Don't hear the term much these days, but the old hunting guns still have a place in the rifle shooters battery. Planning this years winter hunt for wild pigs. Just trying to decide which of the old guns I should take? I'm thinking the "super Snider" with it's 620gn boolit and 95gns FFG would be fun!

    L to R: 38/55, 40/65, 45/70, 50/70, 577 Super Snider and 22 Hornet



    11 Shots at 100yds with the 50/70



    The Super Snider is accurate for pigs, 10 shots at 75yds.

    Hold Still Varmint; while I plugs Yer!

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    Bigger is better! That 577 is cool. What sort of rifle is it used in? Too long for a regular Snider.

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    I'd go with the Super Snider too!

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    The Super is built on a Martini Henry action with a new 30" Lothar-Walther barrel. The case is the same as a standard Snider, just that with a stronger action you can fill the case with 95gn of BP.

    Now that we have a modern barrel of known dimensions (.575/.585") and a faster 1:48" rate of twist, then projectiles cast at 0.588" can be used. Best fun project I've had in 50years of shooting.
    Hold Still Varmint; while I plugs Yer!

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    Boolit Master Nobade's Avatar
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    Neat! Sounds like a fun one. And should roll a pig pretty well.

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    577 SUPER SNIDER, now that surly is a BEAR of A PUNKER ROLLER!!

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    Boling for Boar! Just roll one of those and you'll kill something!
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    I would try to line up two or three close together with their chest cavities in line. You might get lucky and bring home a bunch with little expenditure of lead and powder. Good luck. Brodie

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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