Ball size for .31 Pocket Remington?


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.455_Hunter
April 6, 2010, 01:47 AM
Greetings!

I have a brass frame Pietta .31 caliber Remington Pocket Revolver that seems cranky about ball size. The first ones I tried were .315", and they barely stayed in the cylinder. Next, I tired some Hornady "O" buckshot, supposedly .320". These at least produced a small "sizing ring" when loaded, but still seemed to have very low velocity and showed a very thin driving band on the recovered projectiles.

What do you folks use for your .31s? What about "OO" buckshot?

Thanks!

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joelvca
April 6, 2010, 02:04 AM
Have you mic'd the chamber mouths and the groove diameter of the barrel? It's not unknown for the chambers to be smaller than the bore and one might not get enough bump-up to obturate the bore.

Regards,
Joel

MCgunner
April 7, 2010, 07:45 PM
I shoot 00 buck in mine. Works great. Mine's an ASM brasser.

Pulp
April 7, 2010, 08:06 PM
.315 are definitely too small. I had a double discharge due to .315's. Try some Hornady .321, they work good for me.

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
April 7, 2010, 10:12 PM
"0" Buck is what you want. I got 20,000 of them.

Buddy
April 12, 2010, 06:51 PM
I'm with MCgunner. 00 buck in my ASM brasser too.

.455_Hunter
April 15, 2010, 01:40 AM
"0" Buck is what you want.

Did this guy read my post?

I will try "OO" and see what happens...

Thanks!

GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
April 16, 2010, 04:31 PM
I don't know about the Remington .31, (never had my hands on one) but I fire .323 swaged round lead balls in a Uberti Colt .31..Hey, that's what Mr. Colt said to use in it and I have certainly had no problems... I have read where lot's of people on here stated they use 00 Buck..I'll stick with the .323....

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