five shots,, fifty feet, offhand (the tree was making hostle movements towards me and i felt the need to protect myself :roll: )
anyhow..lite load of 10 grains of unique with a 375 grain hardcast bullet. (honest it's listed as a "lite- load") penetration was more than enough, recoil wasn't that bad about the same as a hot .44 special.
tree was roughly 5 inches thick....
backside of tree.....
needless to say i'm impressed...
and i think i have a new heavy "plinking" load.. lgnngp
I have had good luck with lyman's 49th reloading manual's starting load of 14.5 grains of
unique for the 500 grain jacketed bullet, however, i use it behind my own cast bullet of 440
grains, out of a Lee mold. i cast this bullet out of wheel weights, and drop them out of the mold straight into water. this hardens them to the extent that i dont use the gas check. velocity is probably around the 1150 fps mark. recoil feels like a pretty stout .44 magnum load. like i said, havent chronographed it yet, but accuracy is around 3 inches at 50 yards, off
sandbags. i love this gun & cartridge combo! has lots of promise for the person who handloads.