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Suitable bullet for loading a Snider?
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Shot this 10 shot group at 75 yards with the CBE 480gn CCBB just this last weekend! (5-10's, 1-9, 4-8's)



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Posts: 6714 | Location: The Hunting State. | Registered: 08 March 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I shoot a .577 Snider. The bullet is a 500-grain cast from a mould by Martyn at x-ring services. My loads are 20 grains of Unique or 82 grains of FFg GOEX. My Sinider is shot from a 6" barrel double howdah pistol. I just ordered a double rifle in the same cartirdge and it is on the way.
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Posts: 6238 | Location: Willow, Alaska | Registered: 29 June 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Martyn's mold is a very good one for Snider owners to have. Recommend him highly.


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Posts: 13065 | Location: Alamogordo, NM | Registered: 03 June 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Cal,
that has got to be the coolest rifle/handgun combo ever!!!


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Posts: 901 | Location: Pamplico, SC USA | Registered: 24 August 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a howdah pistol in .577 Snider and this week took delivery of a Rodda double rifle in the same caliber. I use the same bullets and brass but the loads are different.

For the howdah I shoot 2-3 drams of FFg GOEX or 20-23 grains of Unique; both with 500 grain bullets from an excellent mould cut my Martyn of X-Ring. I also received the brass from him, too. The 3 dram load kicks like hell and the 23 grains of Uniques is also quite a kicker. The lower loads of both powders are fun to shoot but remember with a 6-inch double barrel pistol accuracy will never be really good (even though the howdah as a two leaf rear sight; the folding leaf for long range shooting).

I started to reload for the double rifle just yesterday and it will take a bit to tweak to an accurate load. With the same 500-grain bullet 3 drams of FFg is not accurate. While the formula calls for 33 grains of IMR 4198, that load shot a bit wide at 40 yards. 35 grains was not much better but 40 grains did bring the group together a bit. It shoots high but that's expected using the 100 yard leaf at 40 yards.

Damn, it's nice to shoot a double that has mild recoil.

If any of you fellas are in the market for a double rifle I have four for sale in the classifieds and several more at home. Also, three English double shotguns in 12, 10, and 8-bore.

Cheers, all. Martyn can make the mould that would work just right in your rifle.
Cal


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www.CalPappas.blogspot.com
1994 Zimbabwe
1997 Zimbabwe
1998 Zimbabwe
1999 Zimbabwe
1999 Namibia, Botswana, Zambia--vacation
2000 Australia
2002 South Africa
2003 South Africa
2003 Zimbabwe
2005 South Africa
2005 Zimbabwe
2006 Tanzania
2006 Zimbabwe--vacation
2007 Zimbabwe--vacation
2008 Zimbabwe
2012 Australia
2013 South Africa
2013 Zimbabwe
2013 Australia
2016 Zimbabwe
2017 Zimbabwe
2018 South Africa
2018 Zimbabwe--vacation
2019 South Africa
2019 Botswana
2019 Zimbabwe vacation

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Posts: 6238 | Location: Willow, Alaska | Registered: 29 June 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Cal,
that has got to be the coolest rifle/handgun combo ever!!!


Here are pics to go with the above post I just made. I guess the Engish version of the .44-40 Winchester '73 and the Colt SAA. Enjoy!
Cal







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Cal Pappas, Willow, Alaska
www.CalPappas.com
www.CalPappas.blogspot.com
1994 Zimbabwe
1997 Zimbabwe
1998 Zimbabwe
1999 Zimbabwe
1999 Namibia, Botswana, Zambia--vacation
2000 Australia
2002 South Africa
2003 South Africa
2003 Zimbabwe
2005 South Africa
2005 Zimbabwe
2006 Tanzania
2006 Zimbabwe--vacation
2007 Zimbabwe--vacation
2008 Zimbabwe
2012 Australia
2013 South Africa
2013 Zimbabwe
2013 Australia
2016 Zimbabwe
2017 Zimbabwe
2018 South Africa
2018 Zimbabwe--vacation
2019 South Africa
2019 Botswana
2019 Zimbabwe vacation

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Posts: 6238 | Location: Willow, Alaska | Registered: 29 June 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Magnificent!!! Thanks for posting!!!


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