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"The Internet's First Message Board For the Savage Muzzleloader" Since December, 4 2000 This forum is dedicated exclusively for the discussion of the Savage Muzzleloader. This message board is not affiliated with Savage Arms. Please note that any loads used that are not in the Savage owner's manual are used at the owner's own risk, this forum's owner will not be held liable for any damage to equipment from using said loads. DO NOT USE SMOKELESS POWDER IN ANY MUZZLELOADER OTHER THAN THE SAVAGE
Is anyone shooting the sst's or shockwaves sabotless in A 40 cal. I cant seem to get better than 1-3/4" groups with them using wool wad or without wads. If so what loading pressure are you having best results with
What is the fit like? Knurled? Wad? Though 35K has often been considered as an ideal pressure goal, and for 5744, 4759 and VV110, this wasn’t bad, for these slower powders, 45K seems like a practical goal, not only for good powder performance, but also still quite safe. HOW ABOUT THAT FOR A LONG, COMPLEX SENTENCE! Good info. Thank you.
Dunthat, When sizing the bullets, how loose or tight did you size the bullets? Did you use a wad and if so what kind?
The SST's and Barnes needed to be knurled up to get a snug fit..just snug enough to stay on powder...the Fury's I had to size down to get the same snug fit...I found wool wads worked the best in all the loads I shot...I also found RL15 and Varget powder to be accurate with the Fury 225-250 ST bullets. Zen
Here's the figures for 250 Fury ST...Varget powder The estimated PSI according to Quickloads was 44,572...the quickloads estimated fps was 2599 which was close to my chono results telling me that it accurate in my estimates.
The RL15 PSI was estimated at 44,689 This load proved to be the most accurate over several groups..
I consider these loads to be safe in my remmage nut barrel gun. Hope this helps...Zen