I finally got all my reloading and bullet casting supplies and cast a bunch of bullets and loaded thirty cartridges.
Took the Ol gal 38-40 with the relined barrel out to the range and using a sand bag for a rest fired these groups at 25 yds:
This target is 15 rounds.....iron sights.....no rear rest!
And this target is same distance, 5 rounds, same set up:
I didn't have a drift and a hammer to move the POI over a bit, but the elevation was perfect after adding a taller front sight. I just fished a sight out of my parts drawer and without adjusting the rear site, this is where it landed. I should by a lottery ticket today!
The load is a LEE tumble lubed TL401-175 SWC over 5g of Trail Boss.
Read all about this rifle here:http://www.rvbprecision.com