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Old January 7th, 2017, 09:47 AM   #31
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My experience with those guns leads me to believe that "Hot" loads print lower on the target than "Poof" loads.
Mine too. Except when distance enters the equation. At 100y the 'puff' load will probably print lower (gravity has more time to do it's magic).... Heavier bullets print higher than lighter bullets at the same velocity though.

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Old January 8th, 2017, 04:17 PM   #32
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It's about recoil. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

The more recoil you have, whether from a heavier bullet or a hotter load will cause more rearward force and therefore more muzzle rise while the bullet is exiting the barrel.

Plow handles tend to roll more, a reason some prefer the Bisley style grip. But ... a lot of this has to do with the size of your hand vs. the size of your grip, one handed vs. two handed, how firmly you grip, etc.

Although I consistently read that bisley grips are preferred for heavy recoil, I do not concur. I find the plow handle much more comfortable. But I do have fairly large hands; perhaps that is the difference. And I like to shoot my single actions one handed.

Try varying your loads by 5 grain increments and see where your group prints. I think you will find it interesting.

For me, this lesson was learned early with single shot muzzle loading handguns. There is no way to adjust the site, so changes in load becomes a necessity to change vertical grouping at a given distance.
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Old January 9th, 2017, 07:55 PM   #33
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I was scheduled to make a range trip today

I had hoped that tonight I would be reporting back that my sights zeroed out perfectly and all was well.

But things got in the way and today was No-Shots-Fired.

Bummer. Joy is on hold till next week.

I can't wait to get this thing shooting like I know it can...
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