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BW. If they look good to you shoot them,Just turn that little knob on top of the staff if you have to.Probably all you done is wast a little tin.
I just remelted three-three pound coffee cans full because I had too many different runs of alloy :) now I have 90lbs all the same :) .LP
 

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Lighter bullets

Blackwater--I would load them and shoot them. It is unlikely you will be able to tell a great deal of difference. If you have used the 745 in that rifle with success in the past, it will perform if the bullet is a little harder. There is a possibility that you might--and I stress that it is only a possibility--get some slight leading that you wouldn't get with a softer bullet. Shoot straight, rdnck.
 

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Blackwater--I hear folks say that they have experienced a significant improvement (or deterioriation, as the case may be) when changing from 20-1 to 30-1 or vice versa. In my case, I can see no difference in accuracy between any hardness level between 16-1 and 40-1. Shoot straight, rdnck.
 

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Bullet Wt. Variance and Velocity

BlkWtr,

Once upon on time, on a now comatose board (shooters.com) a gent who, if I recall correctly, writes ballistics programs stated that a one grain weight variance with the typical BP cart bullet (500 grs) will only change the velocity about one FPS. "One grain=1FPS" is an easy way to remember it.

Not much to fuss about. Now if you are going to mix a bunch of bullets together that vary more than that say 5 grs or more in variance then there may be some stringing vertically at the longer shooting distances.

Then again, a heavier bullet would come out at a lower vel, which may mean more barrel jump before the bullet exits the bore... but to further confuse things I suppose the jump depends on the rifles configuration and the mass (resistance to recoil) etc of the shooter attached to the rifle.

Ain't this fun?

Hoppy

P.S. I can still access the archives at shooters.com but the only thing that shows up when I open that site is a post from mid January.... something about a 30" barrel. It appears that is when posting stopped. Is that what you people get.... or is something amiss with my system here?
 
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