Swedish Rolling Block and the 12.17x44R (Black Powder Cartridge)

by tommy303 @, Arizona, Tuesday, January 01, 2008, 22:30 (4472 days ago) @ Shaughn

Indeed, that is good shooting. Perhaps going to a slightly softer lube during cold weather shooting will help keep the groups from opening up? It could of course be a simple matter of the barrel warming up after the first five rounds, even with the one minute delay between shoots.

My 1873 Springfield is the same way--the relatively light barrel tends to heat up quickly with black powder charges, changing the group size. It's just one of the things one has to put up with. Probably a longer interval between shots might help?


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