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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 09:33 AM
Hunting Man
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I use 90 grains without issues. You can reduce the powder or increase the patch thickness. You didn't indicate the ball size, ie 490-495?? Also, you may want to check the rifling in case there is a sharp edge or roughness that is tearing up the patch. 90 grains works for me with a .010 pre-lubed TC patch. What are you greasing the patch with?

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