Wow, here was a full load of help in just one night
About the gun.
[quote=Burnt Powder]I'm assuming it has barrels that are not Damascus or twist steel, but Krupp steel barrels.Very good barrels, even the early ones. I would, however; keep it on the mild side, which I'm sure is your intent. Shoot it, have fun, but don't ruin it.[/quote]
t is normal barrels and not damascus or twisted. If it is Krupp steel I dont know as the gun is not at home right now.
And yes I will take care. It is a way to nice gun to destroy.
[quote=Fred Willis]One thing I would consider was keeping the pressures down as you are dealing with wood that is over 80 years old.[/quote]
Alas no!, unfortunately it is not the original stock on the gun, is has been replaces at some time. I'm just a little disapointed on the bloke that did the work, he could have made a better work, and choosen a better piece of wood also.
He even had the receive blued!!!!
A new stock is in the long time plans, but it will cost me some $1000-1300 or so, so it will have to wait.
The reloading press will for now be a Lee Load All 2, that I have obtained at a really good price. For the future a MEC 600 or Steelmaster might be the choice but not now unless the Lee is a total waste of space.
Powders that i have within reach is ofcause Vihtavuori. and we also have a supplier of Alliant, IMR and Hodgdon, but exactly which powders from these I dont know today.
I am very open to which wads to use, plastic, felt, cork, dont matter. I might even want to use all kinds to get the choke I like.
DL Marcum> What is a w/w wad, excuse a maybe stupid newbe question
Burnt Powder> So if I understand you right, it is OK, atleast for mild loads, to shorten the wad 1/4" and use the same load?
For card and felt wads I suspect that I have to use a thinner felt wad. And for plastic wads I can shorten them at the top.
Ofcause I have to change no other part in the cartridge.