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Thread: Paper Patching for the Double Rifle

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    Boolit Buddy Old Coot's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharps4590 View Post
    Tatume, is your 9.3 a Ruger? If so, how do you like it?

    I don't know when they became available but 9.3 gas checks have been available for at least 5 years that I know of....and darn my hide, I can't think of who has them....something "Outdoors"?. They come in aluminum and gilding metal, I guess. They look like Hornady's. I bought some aluminum simply because I'd never tried them. Well, I have now and I won't be buying any more. They work fine but I don't think their initial fit is as good as gilding material.

    Edit: HA!!! I remembered. "Sage Outdoors"....I think.
    They are Sage Outdoors gas checks. NOE and White label lube carry them.

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    Thank you, Coot. I tossed the packaging and couldn't remember.
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    Greetings and salutations fellow shooters:

    I completely forgot about this thread so, apologies for not responding.

    To date, no further progress has happened regarding cast bullets and my merkel double rifle. Life and work got in the way.

    Now that I am very close to retirement, and with the very recent loss of my favorite hunting/best pal dog, it’s time to pick up where we left off.

    In the meantime, have also acquired a ruger #1 in 9.3x74r which I hope to set up for cast bullet shooting.

    I’m thinking a weight of 250 to 270 grains. If I take it hunting, that should give me enough foot pounds for deer and moose to 200 yards.

    Your thoughts on this please.

    Kind regards,

    Max

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    First off welcome back.

    If I were to hunt with a 9.3 and cast bullets I would prefer a bullet with a large meplat as I've seen what a blunt nose cast bullet can do to big animals. I would also look for the softest alloy that didn't lead at the highest speed I could get with accuracy and safely. As for your Merkel most double rifles can shoot cast bullets with some degree of satisfaction. The bigger the caliber the easier it seems to be to get them to shoot decent groups and regulate. That said I still haven't gotten my Chapuis 9.3x74 double to shoot cast to my satisfaction. The individual barrels shoot OK but so far I haven't found a load that regulates.
    BIG OR SMALL I LIKE THEM ALL, 577 TO 22 HORNET.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediem4570 View Post
    Greetings and salutations fellow shooters:

    I completely forgot about this thread so, apologies for not responding.

    To date, no further progress has happened regarding cast bullets and my merkel double rifle. Life and work got in the way.

    Now that I am very close to retirement, and with the very recent loss of my favorite hunting/best pal dog, it’s time to pick up where we left off.

    In the meantime, have also acquired a ruger #1 in 9.3x74r which I hope to set up for cast bullet shooting.

    I’m thinking a weight of 250 to 270 grains. If I take it hunting, that should give me enough foot pounds for deer and moose to 200 yards.

    Your thoughts on this please.

    Kind regards,

    Max
    Hey Max.
    I'm currently engaged in creating cast ammo for the same rifle. No results to report yet.
    https://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet...bullet=37-275A
    Data on hand looks as though WW760 may be the cat's meow.

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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