- Aug 22, 2011
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They are supposed to be pure lead. The guy that gave them to me used them in his Enfield for N-SSA shooting.Are your minie balls molded from pure lead? Only pure lead is soft enough to ensure proper expansion of the skirt when the rifle is fired.
I shoot 45 grains of 3F GOEX in my Euroarms 2 band Enfield using the same bullet shown in your photo. I'm not sure if Pyrodex generates enough pressure fast enough to expand the skirt.
It sounds like the minies are the right size based on your statement that light pressure will seat them. What lube are you using? I use a mixture of 50% beeswax and 50% lamb tallow.
IMHO the skirts of your minie balls are not expanding, either because you're shooting Pyrodex or they're not pure lead, or a combination of both.