I admit it, I am stumped.
We went down the farm yesterday for some plinking. I took the M1860 Colt Army R & M in .44 Colt and several boxes of factory "cowboy loads" (aka smokeless equivalents), and my M1875 Remington in .45 Colt and a couple of boxes of blackpowder cartridges we loaded.
Using a fancy Dylan (650?)... the BP's were filled to within an eighth of an inch, and All cartridges were visually inspected for powder drop and volume. The bullets were seated with gentle pressure feeling the powder "give way" a bit. Just a bit, no force, no pressure. Just slightly firm.
Targets were a case of old cans of my late mother-in-law's "Natural Lite" (Natty Lite) cheapo beer (smells like diluted horse pee) shaken up and set on a hale bale at 75 yards and then 75 feet.
First box of 50 went normally BP fine.
I broke out the second box. made at the same time.
Loaded. Stepped up.
BLAM! Sounded and felt like a "44 Magnum." Rang my ears even wearing foam ear plugs. May be 3-4 times
A double load i thought at the moment. (I know, not possible but I was just shooting smokeless in the .44.)
BLAM! Sounded and felt like a 44 Magnum. Rang my ears even wearing foam ear plugs.
And so on teh exact same for a run of 18. (Shots, not beer cans.
I cannot explain it.
Answers? Ideas? Theories??
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