A Sunday Afternoon ....

Jim Taylor
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Sunday, October 10, 2021, 17:21 (13 days ago)

spent loading ammo for the 480 Achilles. I had taken it to The Shootists Holiday and let other folks shoot it whenever they wished. I had cleaned, deprimed, sized, neck expanded and primed the cases but just had never gotten around to loading them. Today was a good day for it.

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The Huffaker bullet (copy of the original 476 Ely) 290 gr. with 6.0 gr. Bullseye.

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The Bittner bullet (original 480 Achilles) 290 gr. with 6.0 gr. Unique.

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The last of my powder coated experiment loaded with 6.0 gr. Unique.

These are all 750 to 850 fps loads. Fun stuff.

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Looks like a nice way to spend a Sunday Afternoon

steve todd
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Monday, October 11, 2021, 05:53 (12 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

Has that cartridge been tried on the Italian SAA clones? Might be difficult if it has a 33tpi frame (i believe the ‘58 Remington Pieta copies are that thread pitch).

This one is an Uberti.

Jim Taylor
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Monday, October 11, 2021, 06:25 (12 days ago) @ steve todd

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Good to know, Thanks Jim

steve todd
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 06:02 (11 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

Now for the owwwwww to the bank account part

Since this is a custom low pressure round

WB
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Monday, October 11, 2021, 08:25 (12 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

Wouldn’t it be naughty to have one of the C&B conversion or transitional revolvers converted to this round?! They are already available in .45 Colt for $500-600. Just saying…

That would be a cool conversion!

Jim Taylor
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Monday, October 11, 2021, 10:00 (12 days ago) @ WB

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OWWW!

Your Bank Account
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Monday, October 11, 2021, 10:26 (12 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

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Just a barrel fitting, bore through, refinish

WB
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Monday, October 11, 2021, 13:13 (12 days ago) @ Your Bank Account

Lots of labor in the barrel but the .45 Colt just needs the cylinder throats bored out. Refinish would be about as costly as the barrel.

It’s basically a modified .45 Colt with a .475” barrel on it.

On your bullet lubing/coating. I may be confusing

Zollie
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Monday, October 11, 2021, 10:32 (12 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

your rimfire experiments with recollection of lubing the .480, but you had mentioned tumble lube and then mica or talc to cut down on stickiness. Alox cut with mineral spirits dries hard and seems to work for many, but this guy cut his Alox with something also containing mineral spirits but with additional waxes for a hard film, and generated a 50+ page thread with his very simple solution.
https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?259285-NEW-!-!-T-L-Liquid-Lube

Yes .. I have used the alox and mica ....

Jim Taylor
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Monday, October 11, 2021, 12:47 (12 days ago) @ Zollie

I am aware of the other options but have not tried them. There are always interesting things where people are not afraid to experiment.

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