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by mt_sourdough
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: 433-415GC Huckleberry
Replies: 61
Views: 33141

Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

Hey 6pt, Dan told me that I changed the numbers too many times, such that he doesn't have a clear memory of where we ended up, so I'll post the numbers as per Dan's request. Numbers, as ordered, look like this Weight - 420gr Alloy - Wheel Weight Nose - Secant Crimp Groove - .055" Bullet Dia. - ...
by mt_sourdough
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: 433-415GC Huckleberry
Replies: 61
Views: 33141

Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

I am seating the above bullet with a COL of 2.495". At that length, it just slips into the loading gate and then it cycles, chambers, extracts and ejects very smoothly. The front band is seating nicely in the throat and nice light kiss by the lands. The load development, so far, is only with RL...
by mt_sourdough
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: 433-415GC Huckleberry
Replies: 61
Views: 33141

Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

I just wanted to say that I changed a couple of things in the Huckleberry numbers posted above. After posting, I realized that I had a made it a 6 band bullet with 55 degree lube grooves. I cant honestly say why I chose 6 bands as opposed to 5, but they both will work about equally well I reckon.
by mt_sourdough
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: lever actions
Topic: 433-415GC Huckleberry
Replies: 61
Views: 33141

Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

6pt, the biggest difference between the one you have and the new one is .025" difference in nose length. That difference is huge in function. Seating a bullet deeper is no substitute for proper nose length. That is why I changed it so many times. I am not a geometry master or mathemagician so I...
by mt_sourdough
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: lever actions
Topic: 433-415GC Huckleberry
Replies: 61
Views: 33141

Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

One more thing. I noticed in your data posted, you used a 45 groove angle. The new bullet I have used a 55. If I were to do it again, I would use the 45 degree groove, like in your data, because there is plenty of lube, but a savings of .007" of length inside the case. Oh, yea, the weight varia...
by mt_sourdough
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: 433-415GC Huckleberry
Replies: 61
Views: 33141

Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

5 gr deviation on a 420 gr. bullet is 1.2%, easily explained by alloy. 8-) Scott's bullet dropped out 416 - 417 gr. with my WW alloy, sans check and lube. I'd go along with that. Right now, I am just so jacked to finally have a fully functioning 400gr (plus) bullet that is meeting all my expectatio...
by mt_sourdough
Thu May 02, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: 433-415GC Huckleberry
Replies: 61
Views: 33141

Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

.875" at 100 with 40 gr of Varget huh? That is good to know. But, like you said, this is more of a close range bullet, at least that is how I think of it. What was the COL if I may ask?
by mt_sourdough
Thu May 02, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: 433-415GC Huckleberry
Replies: 61
Views: 33141

Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

Well I was able to get to the range today and shoot a bit . The new 433-415GC bullets that Mt Sourdough sent me , today I tried them with 40 and 41 grains of Varget as well as 35 and 36 grains of Varget . The 40 grains of Varget put three in .875" at 100 yards . The 41 grain group opened a bit...
by mt_sourdough
Fri May 03, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: 433-415GC Huckleberry
Replies: 61
Views: 33141

Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

The answer is yes, the new bullet sits deeper. The reason for the change is to create a bullet that loads in a standard 444, through the loading gate especially. The idea is a person can just seat it to the crimp groove and shoot. Easy to accomplish up to somewhere around 400gr but the bulge in the ...
by mt_sourdough
Sat May 04, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: 433-415GC Huckleberry
Replies: 61
Views: 33141

Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

I did some three shot groups at 100 yards with 35 and 36 grains of RL7. Three separate groups of three for both loads, Overall, I was a little disappointed with the groups I got. The very last shot was lackadaisical and went a bit high and made the last group pretty worthless for comparison. The 35g...

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