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Offline Drydock

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Uberti #3 Russian with BP.
« on: May 21, 2020, 09:46:18 pm »
FWIW, today out on the farm I ran 24 rounds of Black Powder .44 Russian thru my Uberti #3 Third Model Russian top break, with no binding.

This bullet:  http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=43-215C-D.png

90/10 Beeswax/olive oil lube: pan lubed, bullet unsized.  Bullets drop .430.

20 grains Olde Eynesford 3f

WLP primer

Starline .44 Russian case.

Cylinder still spun free at the end.  This is a later model that does not have the Cylinder beveled.  I've tried several combinations, this one is by far the slickest.  All rounds hit in a 4 inch circular group at 10 yards.  Greasy muzzle and cylinder face.

(24 may: Did 40 rounds today,  no binding.  rested the barrel this time, got a 3" round group.  Humidity over 75%, but I think this is a good match load now)
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Re: Uberti #3 Russian with BP.
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 09:31:13 am »
Interesting. I've been led to believe the Uberti S&W copies don't play well with black powder. Sounds like you have found a way to make it work. Well done!

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Re: Uberti #3 Russian with BP.
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 04:17:57 pm »
I just spent the last few weeks loading that same bullet into 44-40s with black powder. It has a large lube capacity which probably helped a great deal with your successful use in the S&W. The fact you used 3F O.E. was also a benefit. Either way, I'm glad to hear of your outcome.
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