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Old 02-12-2017, 01:55 AM
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I tried out the two win 92's i baught a little while ago this evening.
What a fun thing that was , i had an old box of factory bullets sitting in my cupboard a friend gave me last year.
One rifle is nice with a flip up peep sight and the other is held together by cable ties with standard sights.
I had an absolute ball.
What a great round .
Cheers for those who got me excited to get one, much appreciated.
How the one held together by cable ties shot as straight as it did is beyond me,it might as well be a smooth bore.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:18 PM
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Soft Lead Perhaps?

From Reading I Gather that The Old 44-40 was normally loaded with soft Lead bullets to work Well in Many Various Barrels.
the Modern JSP .427"-.429" loading are Much More Finicky about Bore/Groove diameters.

Glad You Are Having Fun.
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Chev. William
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:06 PM
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Next job is to slug them and see what i need to get in the way of bullets .
Soft lead makes sense, certainly worked well.
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'92s are really nice whether they be the real thing or clones. If you are thinking of reloading for .44WCF, suggest you go with the Hornady New Dimensions die set as the expander die is similar to an M die and the seater die comes with a sliding alignment sleeve to keep the bullet and case in alignment. Do be very careful working around the case mouth as the brass there is paper thin. I bought my cases from Starline and cast my own bullets sized 0.428" since I own a clone. If you have originals, slug your barrels to get their true dimensions.
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Next job is to slug them and see what i need to get in the way of bullets .
Soft lead makes sense, certainly worked well.
Used to use the Lyman 205 grain SWC mold to cast for my Yellowboy. Worked really nicely out to about 150 yards.
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make sure to measure you case lengths. Too long and you run risk of crumpling the case when you cripm. I find desparado soft lead work great as they will bump up to fill the bore nicely (cowboybullets.com).
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