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Offline LongWalker

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Trapdoors and collar-buttons
« on: December 03, 2022, 09:11:03 PM »
Today I received via USPS a LEE 6 cavity mould for a collar-button bullet.  These will hopefully replace the .457" round balls I've using for plinking.  Has anyone tried these out?   Looking for thoughts on loads etc, and if anyone has done anything special to the brass (reamed flashholes etc)?  I"ve got an order of new brass on the way, not sure if I should budget for some of these to become designated plinking brass or not. 
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Re: Trapdoors and collar-buttons
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2022, 08:59:00 AM »
What load do you use for the round balls? I would think it'd be similar.

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Re: Trapdoors and collar-buttons
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2022, 01:07:38 PM »
What load do you use for the round balls? I would think it'd be similar.
That's kind of what I'm thinking, but I figured maybe someone had some tricks.  I tried these (from a Lyman mould) back when I was a kid but had lousy luck with them. 
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Re: Trapdoors and collar-buttons
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2022, 05:54:32 AM »
457 rb and 23gs of OE or Schuetzen 2f works very well for Plainsman events. My wife uses 457 rbs and I use 300 g Desperado conicals with 32gs of OE 2f. The max distance we have tried with the rb load is 100 yds, works fine. Max distance I have tried withe 300 g bullet is 300 yds, reasonably accurate at that distance. Chrono for the 300 g conical is about 1600 fps. Wifes rifle is an H&R Officers model and mine is an H&R Buffalo Classic or my original trapdoor.
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