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Offline Dresden

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Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« on: October 13, 2017, 07:53:38 AM »
I fired my house gun yesterday with all 5 cylinders firing perfectly.
Loading was as follows, 30 gram tube on flask, 777 powder, card wad, felt wad, card wad, conical ball, card wad scraped on bullet lube,(50% beeswax 50%coconut oil)on the top. All shots in a two inch group at seven yards. Remington Pietta 5.5 inch

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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 08:17:50 AM »
Dresden, Great job!  (T^

I have that same gun and I used to add all that stuff...Now, I just load up about 25 grains of T777. Put in a .454 lead round ball, cap it and shoot!

Sometimes, I'll smear a little borebutter on a few holes of the cylinder.
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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 08:48:51 PM »
Thanks I kind of add the other stuff to guarantee as good a seal as I can get I leave the cylinder loaded and change out when I go to the range

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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 10:02:27 PM »
The many ways to load these guns is another part of the fun. 
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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2017, 09:43:53 PM »
Sounds good to me Dresden. Long as you use a good tight rd ball or bullet you should be sealed up pretty good.
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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 01:40:32 PM »
Hi Dresden – Why so many cards?  I counted three plus a felt wad.  I get card No. 1 but don’t understand the purpose of the next two. 

If the felt wad is lubed then a barrier between it and the powder is useful but the next two cards seem superfluous.
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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 03:00:03 PM »
So long as the powder doesn't get contaminated (usually by oil left over from cleaning, prior to loading, or from bullet lube under the bullet) there's no reason a BP charge can't last for years and years, same as smokeless.

A loaded and capped percussion chamber is more air-tight than some modern, smokeless powder metal cartridges I've seen. On the capandball Youtube channel, he loads a Colt Navy, submerges it in water, then fires it.

At 15.432 grains per gram, 30 grams = 462.96 grains.  You must have one hellava revolver, and an awesome flask, if you're using charges like that?

Yeah I know; you meant grains, but since most people around the world use grams, it is a good idea to be clear about the difference.  Modern shotgun charges are expressed as a "dram equilivent" (to black powder), and some of the old flask spouts were calibrated in drams, so it's a good idea to know that too.

7,000 grains (sometimes referred to as "corns" in old texts ["corn" = "grain" in the Bible]) = 1 pound
1 dram = 27.34 grains
16 drams = 1 ounce (as there are sixteen ounces to a pound, so too are there sixteen drams to the ounce)
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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 03:49:14 PM »
So long as the powder doesn't get contaminated (usually by oil left over from cleaning, prior to loading, or from bullet lube under the bullet) there's no reason a BP charge can't last for years and years, same as smokeless.


Smokeless will last a very long time but will eventually degrade. Black won't.
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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 05:20:18 AM »
7,000 grains (sometimes referred to as "corns" in old texts ["corn" = "grain" in the Bible]) = 1 pound
1 dram = 27.34 grains
16 drams = 1 ounce (as there are sixteen ounces to a pound, so too are there sixteen drams to the ounce)

I need to commit that to memory.
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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 08:30:06 AM »
My knowledge of "drams" comes from Scotland. We had a "wee dram" of malt, but I have no idea of the actual volume.

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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 09:05:09 AM »
My knowledge of "drams" comes from Scotland. We had a "wee dram" of malt, but I have no idea of the actual volume.

Isn't a wee dram something like three quarts? )L$
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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 10:27:11 AM »
I don't know why I do not remember, but you might be right.

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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2017, 10:40:20 AM »
My knowledge of "drams" comes from Scotland. We had a "wee dram" of malt, but I have no idea of the actual volume.

Isn't a wee dram something like three quarts? )L$

To some hard drinking Scotsmen YES.

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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2017, 07:58:19 PM »
Oh yes, a wee dram of single malt is very good! I used to pipe in the haggis and was rewarded with a dram of Scotch after it was presented.

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Re: Remington loaded September 1,2017 shot yesterday
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2017, 07:46:49 AM »
I prefer IRISH Whiskey, Whiskey with an "E" Jamiesons to be exact.