Cartridge for Husqvarna RB sporting rifle (Black Powder Cartridge)

by Spud, Thursday, October 18, 2007, 09:26 (4550 days ago) @ jæger justnæs

Thanks for the details on your load. You've certainly given me some ideas regarding the best bullet to use. The conical turns out as a kind of semi-wadcutter with a diameter of .658 and a length of .600.

Could you give me the approx weight of your conical? Have you experienced any leading when using it solely with lubed wads?

The length of the chamber still puzzled me so I made a chamber cast to check the dimensions. After some research I'm now fairly certain that my rifle (and yours) are actually chambered for the 18 gauge cartridge! The dimensions are close to those in "Cartridges of the world". It states that this cartridge was 1 7/8 inches in length (the deciding factor for me) and was used/loaded in Europe during the late 1800's. The 20 gauge cartridge is only slightly smaller and you've shown that it is certainly safe to use.

Do you have any additional information regarding the use of this cartridge in Norway or Sweden?


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