Author Topic: shallow grooves  (Read 779 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline wgr

  • Trade Count: (3)
  • Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 462
  • Gender: Male
shallow grooves
« on: July 22, 2008, 06:37:22 pm »
veral i have two h@r  rifles both have very shallow rifling.will one of your bullets work on these guns? one is a 45-70 and one is 38-55.i know they will shoot well at lower speeds but i want to kick it up abit. thinks bill
never to much gun


Offline Veral

  • GBO Sponsor
  • Moderator
  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1714
    • Lead Bullet Technology
Re: shallow grooves
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 11:18:47 pm »
  A good question.  The answer is yes, and very well, but both will almost certainly need to be lapped to smooth them up for best performance.

  Many customers have old wall hanger rifles.  Wall hangers becauses the rifling appears to be too shallow, and probably because they won't shoot standard jacketed ammo.  For those, if you can see the rifling, even faintly, and send me slugs from the gun I will build a mold that will shoot accurately and with good power.  The worst one I dealt with had rifling so faint at 6 inches up from the chamber that I couldn not see it on the throat slugs, but only measure .001.  It would group it's 303 Brittish full loads into 1 1/2 inches at 100 yards.
Veral Smith