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Offline Erich

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Pietta 1858 with Howell Conversions .45 ACP cylinder
« on: December 10, 2020, 11:55:29 AM »



Went to the range a week ago - 5950'>sea level, c. 40% humidity, 47°F, all groups at 10 yards - tried out the new R&D .45 ACP conversion cylinder with the 5.5" Pietta 1858 clone. First, the 5.4-gr W231/200-gr LSWC loading:
M881.7/S 60.48/D 26.41


Then I went over to some of the older full wadcutter loads I did in the past few months. The first was the Matt's 165-gr full wadcutter over 4.9 grains of Green Dot.
M 889.3/S 181.0/D 79.41


Same Matt's 165-gr full WC over 5.7-grains of Titegroup:
M 1086/S 110.21/D 49.68


Finally the Matt's 165-grainer over the 5.3-grains of W 231:
M 955.3/S 42.43/D 20.32


I finished my time with the 1858 with the 200-gr TVB LSWC over 6.5-grains of Tin Star:
M 875.3/S 67.06/D 28.12


I had a lot of fun: Howell makes a great product!

Offline BeoBill

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Re: Pietta 1858 with Howell Conversions .45 ACP cylinder
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 08:57:10 PM »
Respectable groups all.

Offline necessaryevil

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Re: Pietta 1858 with Howell Conversions .45 ACP cylinder
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 09:39:32 AM »
Superb groups there, very nice  (T^

Offline Erich

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Re: Pietta 1858 with Howell Conversions .45 ACP cylinder
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 06:52:57 PM »
Thanks, amigos - I need to get the thing back out there.  ])M