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Sir Charles deMouton-Black:
Dai;    I wish you good shooting!

Horace Patootie:
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Steel Horse Bailey:
Howdy Dai!

I shoot with GW and he's got a WEALTH of info locked up in his brain, and he's a patient teacher.

I learned this the hard way.  I saw some 405 gr Meister bullets, lubed with SPG, on sale from Midway a couple years ago.  I says to myself, "Jeff, (for indeed this is my name) you better jump on that deal.  With the SPG lube they'll be PERFECT for long range BP shooting."  I finally got to shoot some at a 100 yd range near home.  I wasn't overly impressed, but at least they were all on the 8.5X11" paper.  I've NEVER been a great precision shooter; I prefer combat type shooting.  So, what the heck.  I went to my first match and GW was running it.  We started @ 200 yds, went to 300, then finished @ 400 yds.  Basically, beyond 200 yds, I couldn't seem to hit the broad side of a LARGE barn!  At 400 Yds I somehow managed to accidentally hit 2 of 20 shots.  Something of an ego deflater!

Well GW was spotting for me, making helpful suggestions, and being all-around helpful to the newbie.  I asked if I could shoot a box of 20 rounds that I'd loaded with the same bullet, only I used IMR 4198 instead of 2F Goex.  He said "Sure."  I hit 18 of 20! At 400 yds!  I was shocked, to say the least!  GW looked at me and asked "Are those bullets Hard-cast or soft lead?"  "Hard-cast," I replied.  "There's your main problem" says GW.

The moral to this story is: iffn yer gonna shoot BP, get some good, soft (no harder than 20-1) boolits.  If you're going to shoot smokey-less powder, then hard lead will be just fine.

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