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.577 RB'S

Postby toot » 29 Jul 2018 09

will they shoot as well as in point of impact as a MINNIE? in an ENFIELD or SPRINGFIELD? and do you shoot the same load 60, grs. of powder?
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Re: .577 RB'S

Postby Macd » 29 Jul 2018 14

In my somewhat limited experience Round balls tend to get deformed when loaded. Minie balls were designed to load more easily in a rifled barrel and obturate to give a tight fit on firing. The grease grooves are also more effective at reducing powder residue. In a revolver like the New Army round balls are accurate enough for the typical range of these guns but at rifle distances they are less satisfactory. I shot a New Army earlier this week at IPSC standard targets and I assure that "Texas Red" would be just as dead with the .44 RB as with a conical Minie.
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Re: .577 RB'S

Postby toot » 29 Jul 2018 14

Macd, thanks for the info. on the question i asked. it is like a deer saying did he shoot me with 110 grs, of 2fg, or 75 grs of 3fg.? i under stand the deformity that happens on loading now.
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