45 Colt BisHunter Project Range Report...after throat ream

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Snyd

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The BisHunter Project continues…. with very pleasing results

The Beginning. 45 Colt SBH Bisley Hunter, Weaver 2x28 Classic scope, LBT 350gr WFN boolit.
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This pic is just after I got the gun. Bore is .451, I could not shove a .452 boolit through the cylinders, I added a belt mtn base pin. Load is 350-355gr (with gas check) cast with wheel weights from an LBT custom mould with an 80% metplat, water dropped, sized to .452. over 21gr H110.

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Well, I got my hands on a reamer and reamed the throats to .4525. I had gone up to 21.5 gr. H110 in the load and they grouped great in my 4" Redhawk. I went to the range today with 12 at 21gr and 12 at 21.5gr and here's how they shot. I'm pretty stoked. This is definitely a shooter!

21gr. Much better! The first 3 shots at 25yds blew my mind! 25 and 50yds
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Now for the 21.5gr load. Wow, mission accomplished! 25 and 50 yds.

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I've found the load…. 355gr Hammer lubed with my homemade beeswax/vaseline/??? lube , 21.5gr H110, Starline brass, CCI 350, nice firm crimp.

Next time to the range I'll get the scope dialed in and when it warms up I'll get the crony out and see what they do. Did I say I'm pretty stoked :D What fun getting this thing dialed in.
 

Stubshaft

Bearcat
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I had my NMBH 45LC cylinder reamed and although the results were not as dramatic as yours it did tighten up and made the groups "rounder".

That pistol is definitely a keeper.
 

dougader

Hunter
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That's totally awesome. Just by reaming your throats to the proper diameter. You'd think Ruger could get it right...

Congrats on a great shooter. That sure looks like moose medicine!
 

wildwillalaska

Single-Sixer
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Very nice Snyd. I will have to try those hammers with 21.5gr. I have 25 left after shooting the first batch up. They shot well, but not that tight for sure.

Will
 

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