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Firing the .577 snider

Thread in 'Curios & Relics' started by bulletpaluza, Nov 8, 2018.

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    I got the dies in yesterday and bought a special bullet mold. I so got super lucky and snagged some 24ga brass shotgun shells so I could make/form the brass for this rifle. I had success last night. This hoss I shooting a 550gr projectile that with a hollow base.

    I got to shoulder and fire this baby for the first time in who knows how long! I am pretty excited to shoot it more and make more brass. (1st shot was done with the rifle in a lead sled and me behind a tree pulling the rope I had to make up load data I refuse to use black powder so a safe charge of trailboss was guessed and used)

    I ended up playing around with the load and paperpatching the projectile I shot it 6 or 7 times and it is awesome!
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    Why not pyrodex to fill the case better?
     
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    These projectiles sit really far down in the case. Plus I'm not much worried about the volume of powder in the case as much as I am the rifle not blowing up when I shoot it.
     
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    Of it being shot?
     
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    @bulletpaluza You Sir are a mad man. I would never touch that behemoth.
     
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    Of course! That is a one hell of a cool project and folks want to see what you've accomplished.
    Oh, alright.....PLEASE? :cool:
     
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    I'll get one up this weekend when its light out when I get home
     
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    I've got a box of 25 pieces of brass made now I am just kind of fine tuning the load. 550gr of stopping power right here.
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    I've got some pesky squirrels raiding my bird feeder.
    Can I borrow your .577 for a weekend?
    I really want to send the treerat community a message.
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