Savage 10ml smokeless loading

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  1. ericuda

    ericuda Member

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    Have the above and was curios on if I need to tamp bullet down or not. I just got using 5744 and had a couple no fires. Do I need to tamp the load or just load until seated. Sorry new to this.
     
  2. paul harm

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    Is 5744 black powder ? Maybe try a different forum.
     
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    Yeah I didn't know which forum. It is a black powder rifle that can also use smokeless. Sorry.
     
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    Here's the owner's manual for the 10ML:
    https://www.savagearms.com/DAM/assets/pdf/Manuals/10MLMUZZLELOADERMANUAL.pdf

    There's another manual for the 10ML ll on the Savage website:
    https://www.savagearms.com/content?p=manuals
     
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    It states in Section 2, #6:
    "ALWAYS seat the projectile firmly on the powder charge.
    Any projectile that sits off the powder charge will usually produce poor accuracy, and could result in pressures high enough to burst the barrel and cause injury."
     
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    arcticap, thx. got from family who passed and only a 30 caliber box with bullets, primers and such. I'll do some reading.
     
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    Wait there is more
     
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    Under "Loading #5" it states:
    "Once the bullet is past the muzzle, use the ramrod to firmly seat it over the powder charge.
    DO NOT CRUSH THE POWDER. Simply push the projectile down the bore until it makes contact with the powder, then seat firmly.
    For best accuracy always exert the same amount of pressure on the ramrod for every shot."

    You came to the right place, it's a muzzle loader.
    Good luck with it, enjoy and be safe.
     
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