mtngun wrote:Question: Are you saying the factory 160 grain bullet has a length of around 0.690" ????? Cuz that sounds about the right length for a 160 grain bullet.
The one I have, and old UMC bullet measures .640" and weights 158gr, appears to be very soft and hollow based. I "guesstimated" the size needed for a 200gr based on available space in the cylinder while keeping the bullet length inside the case the same. It's not written in stone.
mtngun wrote:Question: You do know that a 200 grain bullet is going to be longer than a 160 grain bullet, right ?
Well yes, unless I use a different style nose, which I am not against. My interest is in safely duplicating the ballistics, the shape is less important to me than the shootability of the revolver.
mtngun wrote:Bearing in mind that I know absolutely nothing about loading for Enfield revolvers, I'm guessing a 200 grain bullet is going to seat deeper than you had in mind. I don't know if that is a problem or not.
That makes two of us. I can find little beyond wives tales and sacred cast bullet writings concerning the Enfield revolver. Neither of which I take as gospel. I can load a deeper bullet if needed, I just have to start low, use the Chrony, and pay attention. Good reloaders do that right?
Here is a thread on Cast Boolits I stumbled upon that shows the bullet in question. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=39903
Lower in the thread on page 2 is a picture of a nose punched bullet, no longer round nosed, that is pretty close to what I am looking for. I just don't want to have to size the bullet down .003, and punch the nose flat to use the mold they have. Their bullet is oversized in diameter, I do not know why. My cylinder throats measure .361, bore is .357. If I try to load a bullet bigger than .359 the case will not chamber. So a .361 bullet ain't gonna happen in this old revolver.
I understand I will not install an Aristocrat rib and rule the pin matches, but so far a soft .359 WC has worked well, just shoots too low. If I can get the same performance in a 200gr weight I think I will be good. I very much appreciate your help in this.