Re: [Revlist] Re: How to roll Catridges?
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From: "Todd Post" <tpost@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Revlist] Re: How to roll Catridges?
> 180? Yikes! I'm sure some would say that is a safety concern, but for me
> it's more of a waste of powder. There is a point of diminishing return
> where the "pop" is as loud as it's going to get without ramming.
Generally I try to stay at about 110 to 120 in a Bess. The reason is that at
that loading I get a noticeable recoil and KNOW when it's gone off or not in
a good volley. That helps prevent double loading. More than that does pretty
much as Todd says - not much more sound until you get the distinctive "boom"
of a severe overload. Less than that and it's easy to not notice a misfire
if a good volley goes off. I don't always think to look for smoke coming
from the touchole after each round, but I DO notice recoil or lack of same.
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