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Offline Mike Lyons

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Re: Shooting a 36 cal. for a first
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2019, 02:02:08 AM »
My .36 groups very well with a leviís jeans patch with 30 grains of 3f goex.  It was very finicky.  I pulled half my hair out trying to tighten up the groups. 

Offline Mike from OK

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Re: Shooting a 36 cal. for a first
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2019, 05:34:32 AM »
Pedersoli recommended 28 min/40 max for my .32 Kentucky...

I started at 30 grains and thus far it has brained several squirrels for me. But one day I'll take the time to develop a load for it.

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Re: Shooting a 36 cal. for a first
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2019, 05:52:05 AM »
















Thanks all for your help and input, I did some more shooting today, I felt like I was getting somewhere.

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Re: Shooting a 36 cal. for a first
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2019, 05:59:51 AM »
The bottom picture was the first target, and then I replaced with a second one.
On the the second target, I took a picture of each shot, up to the third shot, and then I felt like she was grouping fairly well right where I was aiming for.

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Re: Shooting a 36 cal. for a first
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2019, 06:03:33 AM »
Nice harvest of squirrels Lobo, I'd say your guns does a good job of collecting them.

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Re: Shooting a 36 cal. for a first
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2019, 06:59:10 AM »
Now you're ready for them tree rats with that purdy rifle




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Re: Shooting a 36 cal. for a first
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2019, 03:03:13 PM »
 Scales....weight and volume are two different things.
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Wow, would have never guessed.
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Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: Shooting a 36 cal. for a first
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2019, 03:32:14 PM »
Scales....weight and volume are two different things.

Wow, would have never guessed.
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Re: Shooting a 36 cal. for a first
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2019, 04:51:03 PM »
Mike--Indeed there are.

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Re: Shooting a 36 cal. for a first
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2019, 05:14:07 AM »
Scales....weight and volume are two different things.

Wow, would have never guessed.
There's a lot of startlements out there.
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Yeah ain't that the truth,  you still learn, " powder charges" plus shooting patch materials,  and thickness...bending barrels.. ☺

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Re: Shooting a 36 cal. for a first
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2019, 05:21:45 AM »
I have proof that bending a barrel works!!

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Re: Shooting a 36 cal. for a first
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2019, 10:23:41 AM »
I use an adjustable measure for testing loads in my rifles. When I find the adjustment that works, I 'throw' a bunch of those on the scale, weighing them to find
what the weight was, that works. I (record that weight for the rifle, patch and ball) then make a measure to throw that amount /weight of powder. I find if the
measure has a 3/8" inside diameter, I can throw charges with it, that vary no more than a couple tenths of a grain.  The larger the diameter, the more variation
shot to shot there is in the weight thrown.
Tapping the side of the measure, then topping it off, as Pete noted, works well, but - you MUST do that the same each time or the thrown charge will vary.
Knowing and recording what that rifle likes, allows you to make a new measure to throw that weight of powder, if you lose the first one.
Daryl

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