I left work today and went to the range to get some numbers on some loads. I had re-set my dies using the bushings on my LNL and was checking some numbers and accuracy of a couple of proven loads, plus two new ones. On one load the numbers did not match up. I believe it is a matter of needing more crimp, but I will have to re-check everything and do it again.
After shooting four loads through the chrono on target, I got ready to get serious and check the accuracy of two loads. Both using the same primer, powder charge and crimp, but two different bullets.
I shot these two groups back to back. One with a Berrys 125 Gr TrFP and the other with a Powerbond 125 Gr HP. Both plated bullets of course.
Six shots is a very small sample for getting velocity and ES/SD numbers, but it will give you a good idea.
Naturally one good group means nothing, but it sure in encouraging. I have shot this load at 100 yards and it shoots quite well. :D
6" Trooper Mk III - 7 yards, 6 shots through the chrono @ 78 Degrees & Sunny - Powder back.
Good golly, I love that revolver. Like eye candy to me.
Good shooting. What powder and primer were these 12 rounds?
October 31, 2009, 01:56 AM
Mmmmmmmmm love them colt's with a good hand load.Nice shootin' Walkalong.
October 31, 2009, 10:41 AM
Hey snuffy. Walkalong can't help it. His eye sight is failing and he has to be that close to see the target...:evil:
$100.00?? I'll give you $100.50....:D
October 31, 2009, 03:01 PM
Sweet loads! Thanks for posting!!!
October 31, 2009, 08:05 PM
I had 4 Berrys and 2 Powerbonds left loaded up, so I shot a target at 25 yards. I pulled the two shots down (d*** near missed with one!), but the others are decent. :)
With 1X glasses to see the sights, the target is blurry at 25 yards. Old age/eyes stinks.
This is for you snuffy. I wish it was better, but it is what it is. ;) :neener:
Hmmm...looks like I should reduce that offer to $75.00, Walkalong. Clearly, it's the gun's fault.
On a more serious note--I really empathize; it only gets worse for the aging-eyes syndrome.
October 31, 2009, 08:30 PM
Thank goodness for red dot sights on handguns. Ugly, and darn near sacrilege to mount on some guns, but it gives us old blind guys a chance to shoot like we could when we could see sights.
Colt 1911 & red dot pic (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=75000&d=1206138026)
No excuses with this baby. :)
October 31, 2009, 08:36 PM
About those red dots--by now, I see at least three of them, no matter which part of the (progressive) lens I look through. I guess it's part of the "pre-cataract" / early cataract issues.
added on edit: That's a beautiful 1911. I don't care what combat experts and gunsmiths say, extended slide releases put a beautiful curve into the image of that part of a 1911. (I have Wilson extended products on mine.)
October 31, 2009, 08:46 PM
I actually don't care for the slide release. It came on the gun. The gun is a beauty though. It shoots as good as it looks. The eye doc says I still have 20/20 far off. It's just up close I can't see. Of course, even far off I can't see anything like I could when I was young. :(
It's not all bad. I could not afford many of the toys I have now back then, so it kind of evens out, sort of, kind of. :)
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