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Really bragging or really tickled.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Pulp, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. Pulp

    Pulp Member

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    Took my H&R Buffalo Classic out to the land today. .45-70, Lee mold 500 grain bullet (mine weigh around 476 grains) over 55 grains of Goex FFFg. I couldn't see a couple of bullet holes through the scope. When I drove down to the target this is what I saw:

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    Yes, I said scope. Right now I'm just working up loads, and my old eyes need all the help I can get while shooting. Later I'll take the scope off and put the iron sights back on.

    Edit: 100 yards.
     
  2. Indy4570

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    I have always gotten excellent accuracy out of my H&R buffalo classics as well as the short handi rifles in 45/70. Nice shootin!
     
  3. Armored farmer

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    That's an excellent group!
    I like my handi rifles in .204, and .30-06. I like to cast my own bullets, so a .45/70 may be in my future.
     
  4. Malckom

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    I have always wanted a Buffalo Classic .Maybe some day. Would like to see one made in octigon barrel tho.:(
     
  5. DrLaw

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    Add five more grains. See if that doesn't raise it to the point of aim. (If, of course, you were aiming at THAT card)
     
  6. Pulp

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    Right now 55 is as much as I can load with those long bullets. The rifle has a very shallow throat, if I try to load 60 it moves the bullet out far enough I can't close the action. A local gunsmith can ream it out for me so I can load bullets farther out, still trying to decide if I really want to do that.
     
  7. BHP FAN

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    take your scope two clicks ''up''...
     
  8. BHP FAN

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    I LIKE 55 gr. 2F Goex. low recoil, and super accurate. I use 405 gr. carbine bullets, though.
     
  9. hang fire

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    There are many more .30 cast boolit moulds than for the .45 caliber. Cast boolits for .30 calibers are very accurate and can be pushed at a pretty high velocity. I have several .30 rifles and shoot cast boolits in all of them.
     
  10. duelist1954

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    Nice group.
     
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