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    Today, 10:20 PM
    Unique was originally called a rifle powder. I really can not comment on this topic much and is why I have kept my mouth shut IMR-4227 shows much smoother lines as well as sharper spike. I will post many more if I can tomorrow and let those that...
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    Today, 09:55 PM
    I may have to explain a few things but here are two photos until I can scan better copies 44-40 Tests Notes: The "noise" at the end of the scale is due to the 1 1/4" diameter barrel and the way I had the forward part of the barrel...
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    Today, 08:29 PM
    I have a few I tested with the PressuretraceII, if he can't find his
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    Today, 12:53 PM
    How many does it take to blow off your hand? Just asking! I have had plenty of problems with factory ammo
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    Yesterday, 11:41 AM
    I seriously thought about purchasing the 44-40 Baby Sharps when they first came out but I backed out not trusting the quality. I just never could find anyone who had already purchased and experienced one. I disagree with the author calling the 44-40...
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    Yesterday, 09:06 AM
    Not necessarily If you are using modern cases, then it could be burning "hotter", for a lack of a better word, than the original. Look at my chart again, and look for the components used at those velocities as well as the pressures created. Also...
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    10-15-2021, 01:33 PM
    I can't say if any powder today is better than the powders of yesteryear. What I can say is that Swiss black powder has given me the best original performances in the old black powder cartridges. All I can do is share my data and let ya'll come to...
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    10-11-2021, 03:55 PM
    The only real concern I have seen during my testing is that some designs created more pressure than other designs. I did not do enough testing, like Larry, to find or even think I could find an answer. Test #/POWDER...
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    10-10-2021, 07:24 PM
    Well someone would be a fool to try and shoot old "Folded-Head Balloon-head" cases. They were bad enough when newly manufactured, much less trying to shoot them at over 133 years old. I have discovered that there are variations of the...
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    10-10-2021, 04:34 PM
    I shot mine with black powder until I found this, then I stopped. Doesn't mean they are not safe, just means mine got weak!
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    10-06-2021, 08:36 PM
    Might as well just anchor the blooding rifle to the ground....but I agree, most look pretty shady to me!!
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    10-06-2021, 08:31 PM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread BoJangles in Our Town
    I asked a Waffle House girl in South Carolina once if they has sweat tea, she ask me if I new where I was......I said north of Tifton, Ga somewhere..(north of the Macon/Tifton line)..she bout died!
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    10-06-2021, 12:36 AM
    From a 20", 1 1/4" diameter barrel (Velocities from a 24" rifle barrel do show an increase in velocities). Test #/ LOAD/POWDER/BULLET/Manufacture/Velocity FPS/Est PSI/Est CUP/OAT F 35/15gr/2400/210 LRNFP/427098/1,114/8,130/<9,600/41...
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    10-05-2021, 09:31 AM
    2400 and other mid-range rifle powders, such as IMR-4227, never were very satisfactory for use in revolvers when loaded for low chambers pressures. The 44-40 has to be loaded "light" with these slower burning powders in order to remain under SAAMI...
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    10-05-2021, 08:29 AM
    If you are dropping the barrel down, pointing at the ground, then all of the powder is going to the front of the case, under the bullet. Contrary to popular belief, fillers increase chamber pressures.
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    10-02-2021, 08:26 AM
    I made them. They work pretty good to 100 yards with open sights.
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    09-19-2021, 04:22 PM
    Some red, some green and red....stop the speculations folks Reloder 7 Alliant #7 - https://www.ilrc.ucf.edu/powders/sample_detail.php?powder_id=7 #129 - https://www.ilrc.ucf.edu/powders/sample_detail.php?powder_id=129 #620 -...
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    09-19-2021, 11:26 AM
    I tried some loads with the Pressuretrace II that I sent you. Below is what I documented...maybe it will help. 200gr Hornady XTP 44-40/10gr Unique/1,292fps/15,400 psi/maybe 18,500 cup 44 Magnum/10.5gr (Lyman data)/21,000 cup/maybe 17,000 psi...
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    09-18-2021, 11:07 AM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread Chasing the 44-40 in Leverguns
    Thanks :mrgreen:
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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