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Old 02-04-2018, 12:30 PM
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Default Shooting cast in the 1917 Enfield

Would anyone care to share their favorite cast pill or cast load for the 1917 Enfield?
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:49 PM
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Would anyone care to share their favorite cast pill or cast load for the 1917 Enfield?
Need more info. What ranges and velocities do you want to shoot? Reduced recoil?
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Old 02-04-2018, 01:36 PM
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200yd vintage matches.

I've been shooting 150-178 Hornady's The 178's kind of thump as I get older but they shoot darn nice. The barrel is pitted pretty bad, but still groups nice. Thought I'd try some cast in it
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:43 PM
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Pitted barrels generally lead up badly. Try a good 110-125gr jacketed bullet at 2900 fps with 3031 or 4895. Good Shooting. ...
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Old 02-04-2018, 03:02 PM
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Thanks Ceresco I was wondering about leading. I had some 110 vmax's but it tears the thin jacket off them, pretty cool at 30 yards with a puff of white smoke. I have some 125 TNT's I'll play with. I've been using the Swede the last few years because of recoil.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:32 PM
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I have really come to like my 165 grain flat nose tumble lube design gas checked bullet (ranch dog mold for 30/30) and 16 grains of 2400
snagged several medals at local cmp matches with that load in several rifles. The lyman 314399 style does well also.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:58 AM
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Try it first, had a Krag that was pitted from chamber to muzzle and it still shot well with cast GC bullets. Pitting was in the grooves and the lands were clean and did not have a leading problem.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:54 PM
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Try it first, had a Krag that was pitted from chamber to muzzle and it still shot well with cast GC bullets. Pitting was in the grooves and the lands were clean and did not have a leading problem.
my mauser bore is ugly but after many 100s of cast loads it looks much better and the pitting is filled with fouling
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:12 PM
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Google "The Load" by C.E. Harris. Amazing what can be done w/ 13 gr. of Red Dot and standard weight bullets in common military rifles.

In .30-06 rifles have had extremely good results using a basic 165 gr. flat nosed bevel based hard cast lead bullet from Hunters Supply over 8.5 or 9.0 gr. of Unique for 100 yd. club matches. Shoots like a .22 match load. Extremely easy to shoot well in 03 and 03-A3 rifles. No reason it would not give similar excellent results in the 1917 Enfield. Big key issue is the muzzle. If it is good, sharp and clean, on target results can be remarkable. HTH. Sincerely. bruce.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:12 PM
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Would it matter if the barrel had 2 groove or 5 groove rifling?
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