Hey there. Winters set in here and the shooting season is over for me for the most part. I've been meaning to create this thread months ago but never got around to it until now. Earlier this year I was able to purchase a Pedersoli P53 Enfield reproduction in .577. Was a long time in saving and preparation but I finally got nearly everything I need. Just need to set up a proper means to melt down lead to cast bullets for myself. Before the winter set in here I was able to sneak in a couple trips to the range to test the thing out, and sadly the results were quite disappointing. I purchased a box of 200 or so .578 Minie Balls from Jetbullets. They're around 425gr in weight and have a rather deep skirt cavity that seems to go two thirds of the way into the projectile itself. I resized two batches into .576 and .577, and left another batch in the original .578 that they come as to see what my rifle liked to spit out. Sadly, none of them seemed to provide any semblance of accuracy whatsoever. I have a feeling that a Smoothbore Brown Bess would have better luck hitting a target than my rifle could even dream of. I understand there is probably a wide range of variables that might influence the accuracy of my gun but the results I had gotten were pretty mind blowing. I should have made a video of it at the time but that never happened, so hopefully a crude drawing should suffice. Some of the impacts I've seen were far enough to splash the dirt to the sides of the sights of my rifle. Another thing I have noticed is that the bullet sounds like a Ricochet upon leaving the barrel, a very zippy/whining noise of sorts before it hits somewhere along the range. I use Wonderlube 1000 plus, and tried a range of loads from 40 grains at the lowest and 65 grains at the highest. The powder I've been using is Goex FFg. No paper patching or anything like that. If I had more time, I would have tested more things but that will have to be a project for next spring. Hopefully this thread can provide some ideas to try out when I get out then. My thoughts so far is that possibly the bullets I am using just aren't up to snuff for the rifle i'm using. I have Pedersoli Moulds specifically for this rifle, and I hope to have some bullets cast by next spring, so hopefully that should remedy the issue. They throw a much longer, heavier bullet and have a rather shallow skirt at the base compared to what I'm using currently. But if you folks have any ideas or input, anything would be much appreciated! Thanks!