Velocity of Light Loads with Equal Volumes of Shot and Powder

posted Jun 5, 2011, 2:06 PM by Peter Lucas   [ updated Oct 11, 2011, 9:11 AM ]


 Powder (grains)   
 Shot     Average Velocity
 34 1/2 846
 42.5 5/8 992
 51 3/4 993
 59.5 7/8 1053
 68 1 1044
 76.5 1 1/8
 1048

 
These tests were shot on June 4, 2011 with my sidehammer gun with 26 inch barrels, Schutzen Reenactor Powder and standard CCI caps.  The wad column was a single nitro card over the powder and a single overshot wad. The following represents the average velocity of a six shot string.
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