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Offline Phil97

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.31 Remington Chrony Test (Very surprising)
« on: March 05, 2020, 03:19:48 PM »
I shot my .31 Remington through a Chrony today and the results were impressive. Puts to rest the myth that it's just a toy.
Shot 1: 908.5 fps
Shot 2: 966.0 fps
Shot 3: 1005 fps
Shot 4: Err1
Shot 4: 1029 fps

Average: 977.3 fps
Average muzzle energy: 106 ft/lbs

All chambers were loaded with 12.5 grains of PNF2 black powder and a .323 round ball.

Another thing of note is that the velocities kept going up every shot. I guess there might be some truth to the fouling shot myth, but it needs more testing

Video: https://youtu.be/0agTxU8kYbs

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Re: .31 Remington Chrony Test (Very surprising)
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 07:00:31 AM »
Wonder what some  4f would do to the speed you're getting? ME as well might increase, no? Pretty little guns for sure.

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Re: .31 Remington Chrony Test (Very surprising)
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2020, 08:14:14 AM »
Hi Phil97, thank you for the report. Seems that these little pockets can get the job done.

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Re: .31 Remington Chrony Test (Very surprising)
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2020, 08:15:15 AM »
I chrono tested mine a few years ago with a home cast .322" round ball and 11gr by weight of Triple 7. I got pretty similar results to yours. You wouldn't want to get in the way of one of them that's for sure.

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Re: .31 Remington Chrony Test (Very surprising)
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2020, 08:56:53 AM »
Up close and personal where these guns were used it would have no problem equaling any of the current .32 cartridges, and a dead soft ball might just be more effective.  I guess that's why Colt and others sold so many of them for so long.  Similar to why the little five shot S&W snubbies still get carried so much today.  No jams, mis-feeds or old magazine springs, and five shots probably will handle most situations where they're used. GF

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Re: .31 Remington Chrony Test (Very surprising)
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2020, 04:41:54 PM »
 :-*  Wow....i had no idea .31's were that fast......
By God its been one hell of a ride.
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Re: .31 Remington Chrony Test (Very surprising)
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 12:25:24 PM »
I chrono tested mine a few years ago with a home cast .322" round ball and 11gr by weight of Triple 7. I got pretty similar results to yours. You wouldn't want to get in the way of one of them that's for sure.
I t would definitely ruin someone's day.

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Re: .31 Remington Chrony Test (Very surprising)
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 05:57:18 PM »
The chrony test is quite impressive. Here are two pics of a test I did about a month ago. 3 shots with my 31 caliber Remmy using .320 round balls in front of 13gr of Pyrodex  P using Remington #10 caps. :-* at approximately 15 ft.

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Re: .31 Remington Chrony Test (Very surprising)
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 01:04:15 AM »
I read somewhere that while the 31 wasn't a "man stopper", the fear of being shot with one usually ended the conflict. See you didn't die from the bullet wound itself, you would die a horrible slow death from the infection...
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Re: .31 Remington Chrony Test (Very surprising)
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2020, 03:16:50 AM »
I read that somewhere about the .41 Derringers. They were so anaemic the chance of killing a man with a gunshot from them was negligable. So they used to hollow out the bullet tips and put horseshit in them. If you were unfortunate enough to get a wound off that you would die of infection........slowly.

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Re: .31 Remington Chrony Test (Very surprising)
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2020, 02:50:15 PM »
The chrony test is quite impressive. Here are two pics of a test I did about a month ago. 3 shots with my 31 caliber Remmy using .320 round balls in front of 13gr of Pyrodex  P using Remington #10 caps. :-* at approximately 15 ft.
Was that a 2x4? If it was I sure wouldn't want to be hit with that. Flesh is a lot softer than wood

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Re: .31 Remington Chrony Test (Very surprising)
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2020, 01:35:27 PM »
The chrony test is quite impressive. Here are two pics of a test I did about a month ago. 3 shots with my 31 caliber Remmy using .320 round balls in front of 13gr of Pyrodex  P using Remington #10 caps. :-* at approximately 15 ft.
Was that a 2x4? If it was I sure wouldn't want to be hit with that. Flesh is a lot softer than wood

It was 1 in thick. But looking at the results the piece of wood wasn't much of a challenge for the little gun.
A couple of years ago I posted the results of shooting the little 31 into a phone book at the same distance.It penetrated over 700 pages and the balls smashed into something unrecognizable.
It would be interesting and fun to try out 2×4 and may multiple pieces of 1 in pine  together.