Let me tell you boys something...Jay is right....I heard that many years ago....we had this guy at work who wore 14's sized boots and he was bragging....blah..blah.....we all said, "sure John, you have an anaconda in your pants"........he got tired of us making fun of his claims so one day he unzipped and I swear, a radiator hose from a '58 Oldsmobile came flopping out.OldWin wrote: ↑Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:12 am
Easy. That's hitting close to home.
Size 12 here......you know what they say?
Seeing the John Kort post kinda reminded me I have to do some 44-40 work. Still have to try those bullets you sent me, buddy.
I've used Unique and 4227 in the 44. I will have to get some 5744 to try. I've never used it. I always used the 38, as it's just so much easier to get good results with.
Well, you boys know me, I like to give nicknames to people so for the next 35-40 years he was known as "Snake Man with one eye". Yea.....I wear 8 and 1/2's to maybe a nine with heavy socks.
Jay......for all around shooting in the 1873's (originals, no repo junk) nothing..I mean NOTHING beats 6 gr. of Bullseye in ether the 38-40 or 44-40....it's match velocity...high 1000, maybe 1080. The next best load for killing things is 7.5 grains of Unique or 8 grains of Herco for right around what these cartridges were intended for..1200 fps.
Do I have to explain "match velocity"? Well, I'm going to....match velocity is the velocity that's just below the speed of sound as ANY projectile going more that 1150-1200 will wobble when the speed goes below the transonic speed of around 1150 and below. THATS why .22 match ammo is much more accurate at long range (100 and more) than Hi speed ammo.
I couldn't believe it either as CCI Mini Mags will shoot like a house on fire right along with match ammo.......until......we get to the 150 meter turkeys and 200 meter rams.......especially the Rams.......3 or 4 shots out of five will zip right in there and 1 or 2 will be a foot off.......even with NO WIND.
My most accurate 44-40 load for hitting the 200 meter steel plates is 6 grains of Bullseye. Your "follow through" is MUCH more important with low velocity ammo.