Smithywess, did you review the Ken Waters loads on line? I have searched under 38-55 for as much as I can find, but, missed your review. That is a FINE 80 yard group with irons. If I may ask, what brass, brass length, and which primers are you using. (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery).
Thanks to all who have helped me through this learning session.
Jbledsoe, Leveraddict, and Smithywess, I now have come to understand that there is no real answer on the "comparative" strength of a B Barrel. I think Jbledsoe's explanation of what was happening at the turn of the century transition period makes perfect sense. I LOVE the concept that a reloader of the period just bought a can of GUNPOWDER to reload with (in opposition to H this or IMR that) when he bought his flour, salt, suger, etc. I was way overthinking things.
I will keep reading and learning, but, now believe that there is no point in trying to establish a performance comparison/relationship between the Nickle Steel barrels and the B barrels produced during the turn of the century years. I think I will just enjoy my B Barrel and 93 for what they are. A piece of art and history that I can hold in my hands.