Steve with that load it was about 1250 fps. Maybe 30wcf could suggest a powder that will get you 1500 fps with enough room for the PSB.Lou---
I'm going to try to stay as conventional as I can. Sounds like the PSB is going to be the way to go ---- 1500 fps sounds perfect
I have to agree, having w30wcf at our disposal is like having penicillin for our 1894's and I for one really appreciate what he does for all of us, first class in every way.
Even with modern barrels I think it's tough to get one load to shoot well in two different guns. I'm sure it can be done with enough load work. It might be tough with such a variance in groove size. Best of luck to you Schtoolee. I hope you post your results. I love reading these sort of posts. It's a learning experience for all of us!Well it looks like the biggest bullet I could cram in to the case, would be .406, so I don't have a 41-40.
Lever addict what brand case did you use, and what primer did you use? I didn't see it in your original post.
Steve we are all here for ya bro!:biggrin: Take your time and yes...be over cautious. Nothing wrong with that at all!This finally showed up late yesterday. Now------to get up the nerve to proceede. I must be nuts---this will be the first reloading I have ever done by myself and I have to pick the 38-40 to start out on. The last reloading I did was over 10 years ago with a friend ( his reloads not mine) and I was more of a gopher than anything else. This is going to take awhile. I have to dig everything out ( after I find it) and get it all set up, temporarily, to try this out. We shall see------I'm probably going to be way "over cautious" with this. Hope I can pull this off.
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Schtoolee just remember Red Dot is too fast for PSB. I did note you said you were going to use it without PSB but just reminding you.Better top be "over cautious", than over confident, when reloading. anytime.
I have my cases primed and ready. I will try maybe 13,14, and 15gr of the 4227 with PSB. I also will try the same without PSB. And I will have to check on loads, but will try some Red Dot without PSB for the 1889.
I am also working on some 32-20 loads. I have the cases primed and ready for that also, but I wont need PSB, for those.