WTK- .52 Smooth bore Murdoch pistol load???

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Curt LaManna, Sep 27, 2010.

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  1. Sep 27, 2010 #1

    Curt LaManna

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    I just got in one of these and it's fun to shoot so far. I'd like some loading data for a .509 RB and some shot loads too please?
    I was going to start with a shot load of 230 grns of #5 shot over 35 grns of 3F. That's a .45 Long Colt shell full of this size shot.
    The load I've shot so far is 6 .24 cal Buck shot over 25 grns of 3F which seems really light to shoot.
    Thanks for any help and suggestions for this pistol!
     
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    CoyoteJoe

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    My admittedly limited experience with shot loads from pistols has shown very poor penetration. I wouldn't use them on anything much larger than a sparrow and the pattern won't be dense enough to reliably hit a sparrow much past five paces.
     
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    Curt LaManna

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    And you need an awful lot of them to fill 4 dinner plates! :grin:
     
  4. Sep 28, 2010 #4

    CoyoteJoe

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    Sad but true. :haha:
     

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