The main reason I went with it is the fact that it is non corrosive. In that regard it is like smokeless powder so no worries with a complete thorough cleaning after every session.
I'm using the Triple 7 in my .45 Colt loads. Case filled and compressed about 1/8th of an inch. 255 grain, hardcast lead. I shoot these in a Ruger Vaquero (old model), and a Rossi M92. The round has been chronied from the Rossi at 1198 fps. Recoil in the Vaquero is kind of magnumish, for lack of a better word. Easy clean up, though more fouling in the revolver. Makes for some enjoyable shooting.I want to try it with a cartridge load in 45 Colt. Anyone using it in this application or something similiar?
I The main reason I went with it is the fact that it is non corrosive. In that regard it is like smokeless powder so no worries with a complete thorough cleaning after every session.
This was a very interesting revelation to me that explained something I have seen with my BPCR rifle. When shooting smokeless and hard lead bullets, if I get velocities over 1500 fps or so the groups open up into shotgun patterns (like 18" at 35 yards!). If I keep the velocities under 1400 fps or use jacketed bullets at the higher velocities (all with smokeless), it seems to shoot fairly well. I could never figure out why the lead bullets seemed to tumble when pushed, but if the rifling is shallower than in rifles designed for smokeless powder, it would seem that the lead bullets probably just strip past the rifling.These BPCR rifles were designed to shoot Black Powder, as are all of the Reproductions that I have seen. They have very shallow rifling to accomdate Black Powder and soft cast bullets, unlike there younger smokeless cousins. They just do better with Black Powder.