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SBH Bisley is home! #183309 09/11/2017 6:11 PM
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Got my SBH Bisley in .480 Ruger out of Purgatory a couple weeks ago. Just been waiting on the front sight to come in and put her all together.



I changed out the factory grips for some Black Micarta ones I had on hand. The front sight is a Hi-Viz Fiber Optic.



She might be one of my new favorite hunting handguns!



I've ordered some 355gr LFN-GC bullets from Matt's Bullets. Hopefully, they will be here this week so I can get load development completed for deer hunting.

http://www.mattsbullets.com/index.php?ma...s739bsr76f0a4q2


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Zee] #183310 09/11/2017 11:11 PM
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Looks great! I take it she was worth the wait?


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Chance Weldon] #183311 09/11/2017 11:41 PM
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Good looking gun I like it. have you checked the throats on the cylinder? I have heard that a lot of them are .477 and .478
Just curios,,,

I would hope that if the .476 dia bullets are small, that they will obturate enough for you, and work well.

Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: cherokeetracker] #183313 09/12/2017 12:28 AM
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I'll have to check.


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Zee] #183315 09/12/2017 12:41 AM
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Just got notification that my bullets have shipped.


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Zee] #183317 09/12/2017 1:16 AM
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Nice looking steel.


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: PsTaN] #183320 09/12/2017 2:29 AM
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Very nice! I'll be waiting for a range report.


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Zee] #183325 09/12/2017 6:02 AM
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Very nice!


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: pab1] #183362 09/13/2017 2:45 PM
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Dont mic anything. Just shoot it. If its accurate who cares?!

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 Originally Posted By: tradmark
Dont mic anything. Just shoot it. If its accurate who cares?!


Kinda my plan.


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Zee] #183369 09/14/2017 12:21 AM
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They have arrived!



Hope to get load work done by this weekend.

MLD Season starts October 1st.



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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Zee] #183422 09/17/2017 1:41 AM
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That does look like the Oregon Trail bullet, which is a good one. I get them over 1400fps out of the 7.5" SRH.

Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Craig44] #183424 09/17/2017 3:16 AM
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Made some test loads and hit the range today.

Hodgdon book max was listed as 27.0gr H110. So, I made the following:

355gr RF-GC Matt's Bullet
Starline Brass
CCI-300 Primers
1.632" COAL

26.5gr / 27.0gr / 27.5gr

My goal was 1,400 fps out of the 6.5" SBH.



Worked at 25yrds to give me the best determination as to which was the better load without human error envolved. Since I was using irons.





The first load was too slow and not accurate enough. The second was spot on in accuracy and just shy of my target velocity. The third load beat the speed at 1,414 fps but lost some of the accuracy. So, I think I'm going to go with the book max load of 27.0gr H110. It clocked 1,384 fps and grouped rather well.



Ain't nothing I'm likely to hunt I can't stop with that bullet at that speed. Gonna load up some more and try them further out next weekend or so.





The recoil is a little more brisk than I was expecting. But, amazingly, it is not bad to shoot. Pleasant even as compared to the .454 Casull in the same make gun. That sucker is painful. This one, has a decent muzzle rise but not much backwards recoil to cause pain. You just gotta hang onto the gun.

Kinda nice. I am rather pleased.


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Zee] #183428 09/17/2017 12:22 PM
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Those loads are pretty stout! Very cool! When do you intend to blood that fine revolver?


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Some time this fall when the opportunity presents.


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Zee] #183431 09/17/2017 12:47 PM
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See,
I very recently took possession of a SRH in .480 Ruger and am prepping to start load development. (Dang Whitworth and his books!).

What does the "RF-GC" mean with regards the bullets you're using?

Thanks

Pat

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 Originally Posted By: Newt
See,
I very recently took possession of a SRH in .480 Ruger and am prepping to start load development. (Dang Whitworth and his books!).

What does the "RF-GC" mean with regards the bullets you're using?

Thanks

Pat


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Zee] #183433 09/17/2017 1:50 PM
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Thank you

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Great shooting, as usual. I doubt there's anything on this continent that could remain standing after a well placed hit with those loads.


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Chance Weldon] #183477 09/18/2017 12:28 AM
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YaaaaHooo They worked !!!! Zee have a little fun, and next weekend tweek that load a little. change it up a tenth at a time and see how it works for you. Glad the bullets worked for you.

Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: cherokeetracker] #183513 09/18/2017 7:13 PM
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I ain't good enough to notice .1gr difference at a time.

I might try 27.3gr just to see if I hit 1,400 fps on the dot and have acceptable accuracy.


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Zee] #183520 09/18/2017 9:45 PM
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Beautiful handgun!!!!


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: reflex264] #183526 09/18/2017 11:20 PM
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Thanks.


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Zee] #183543 09/19/2017 2:25 AM
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Nicely done and nice touches added to that gun! Looks great. Those bullets are good and did well this week so im sure you wont have any problems. Look forward to seeing what ya take with that 480!

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 Originally Posted By: Zee
I ain't good enough to notice .1gr difference at a time.

I might try 27.3gr just to see if I hit 1,400 fps on the dot and have acceptable accuracy.


I did not mean to imply that the tweeking was for accuracy. Very few people can tell any difference on paper with .1 gr increments, even with a scoped rifle. The addition of tweeking would be exactly what you stated for,,, and that would be for velocity ( while watching for pressure) If you are throwing charges from a powder throw, then you wouldn't get to tweak much anyway. As you and most everyone here knows we have to work with weighed charges mostly if we are after that optimum load.
Many people use .5 increments or switch to .3 and let that be as low as they go. I almost hated to reply back to you since this is probably seed for high-jacking your thread. I hope that doesn't happen.
Actually I am very happy with the results you got so far with the bullets.

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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: cherokeetracker] #183569 09/19/2017 3:16 PM
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I use an RCBS Chargemaster for powder measuring. Even then, I mostly space my test loads at .5gr increments. Switching to .3gr if I want to fine tune or play around.

I tried .2gr increments once. A waste of bullets for me.


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Re: SBH Bisley is home! [Re: Zee] #183635 09/20/2017 6:41 AM
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I am totally amazed that the Maximum Load was that close to your goal velocity.

Using most Manuals "Pick One" the powder charge listed never gets close to what is listed for velocity.

Great looking revolver by the way. The Grips really set it off. The Fiber Optic front sight will really help with those early and late shots.

Bob

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