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Well I took my new 1895 to the range today that I posted a pic of last week,I was shooting 400gr. Paper Patch from my old mold along with H4198 and Fed 215 Mags.First load went through the crony at 2015,2018,2017,jumped 1/2 grain and 2036,2034,2032,jumped 1/2 a grain and 2046,2044,2045......................Now these are paper patched,not a bolt gun but a Lever Action go getter! Acc. well I made the mistake of not taking my own targets as all the range had are 1 1/2 " red bulls eye's,not for Receiver sights and 67 year old eye's at 100 yds.:)!!!It shot around 2 1/2 "s for most loads.Recoil............Well let me tell you for a 6 3/4 pound go getter was very stout.There was no leading I could find and I had 6 more to shoot that took it up to max which was 1 gr. away,I did not take my camera ,I forgot it! Really didn't matter as all shots were of paper but on a 3x4 foot cardboard,these were the first shots fired from this rife so am very pleased,overall cartridge length was 2.612"s Pete
 

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Sounds like a great range session. The first trip out is always a little apprehensive. At least for me it is. I like to try mine at 50 yards to start off, especially with iron sights. I think my first outings with my 1895SS was with some reloads my brother made up w/ 4198 and 350 Hornady interlock JFN. I can't remember the exact loads but she shot a nice 1.5" group at around 80 yards. I was as happy as could be after my first test drive.
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Wow Pete that's great.
What diameter did your paper patched bullets come out, how many wraps did you put on them, are your bullets smooth or have lube grooves?
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Hey Pete,

Those are some fine "clock" numbers!

Your 400 gr cast bullet, at those velocities........Wow!

Later, Mark
 
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Pete, another question if you don't mind?
When you seat your paper patched bullets do you seat the paper patch to the mouth of the case, do you crimp & does the crimp interfer with the paper patch? I'm wondering about cycling the ammo through the action not tearing the paper patch?
You might surmise ( correctly) I don't have a lot of experience with paper patches.
Thanks.
 
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I bell the mouth,seat so they just engage the rifling,the mold I have is real neat as it has a small grove just ahead of the ojive which I patch to tha length,when dry the patch shrinks into it and males it Lever gun friendly,like I said the mold is from Accurate Molds #390 and was desighned for the 1895,feeds like butter.Pete
 

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I recently bought that same mould from accurate (45-390P) and shot it for the first time two weeks ago along with the 45-405V. did not run them over a crony but was satisfied with the initial results. ~4" @ 100 yds w/open sights. I'm hoping with some load development and the addition of a scout scope to get that down to 2" @ 100.
 

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Yes but wait till that New Scheel's opens up....it's Huge seen it last year when we went back to see my son and his wife,even will have a water park inside,watch Wardens all the time see so much of the country I use to hunt,Pete
 

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Mike if you use #2 alloy use a bullet that casts 1-2/000 over,try not to size them,then run them with the throttle opened up to make sure they obturate the bore,when doing this use a tuff paper and just enough lube on the paper it keep from tearing the patch,when done seating wipe exposed patch dry,the only reason you lube is for the seating .Pete
 
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