Filling The Chambers to The Top?


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Cosmoline
May 16, 2013, 05:35 PM
I've been doing more shooting with C&B this "spring" due to ammo shortages, and I've noticed several of my Uberti's seem to shoot more accurately if I just fill the chambers with 3F and compress the powder a notch with the roundball. It's also very fast.

Anyone else doing this? Or am I crazy?

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BlackNet
May 16, 2013, 05:58 PM
some brands of powders does in fact do better when there is some compression. The question remaining is will the frame of this revolver support that charge weight.

Willie Sutton
May 16, 2013, 10:28 PM
Been my field-loading MO for years: Produces fast, efficient, and repeatable loadings. Use the cylinder as a measure, and load a ball.

I can't help but think that in the heat of battle, this was exactly what was done for a reload back in the old days......


Willie

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swathdiver
May 17, 2013, 12:06 AM
Can't hurt them steel framed guns with 3F, but the Colt's wedge may get battered, depends on the gun and brand/type of powder.

The boys over at the Yahoo Percussion Revolver Group have already figured all that stuff out.

Cosmoline
May 17, 2013, 01:01 PM
Thanks! I started doing it to get my shots in before cease fire was called.

VA27
May 19, 2013, 11:19 PM
I've done it with a Walker and an ROA...fire, noise, smoke! Good stuff! Never had a problem.

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