.45 cal sharps percussion

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loophole
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.45 cal sharps percussion

Post by loophole » Mon May 16, 2016 10:45 am

I have a '63 percussion Farmingdale military rifle in .45 cal. Can you tell me the twist rate?
60 grains FFg, home made beeswax/neatsfoot lube.
It looks like it will shoot the 385 Lyman round nose into 2" at 50 yds. About 4" with speer round balls.
405 gr lyman bullets and 450 lees hit sideways at 50 yards all over the paper.
Any suggestions for bullet?
Steve K
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johnefelts
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Re: .45 cal sharps percussion

Post by johnefelts » Wed May 18, 2016 5:52 pm

What size is your bore,your bullet could be undersized

loophole
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Re: .45 cal sharps percussion

Post by loophole » Thu May 19, 2016 3:34 pm

the problem is not bore dia.--.457"
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Domino81
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Re: .45 cal sharps percussion

Post by Domino81 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:52 am

From what I found out couple of years ago Shiloh has been applying the same 1:48 twist to both .54 and .45..

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