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JimT
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Spent the afternoon catching up on my reloading. I had about 200 rounds of 480 Achilles that needed to be loaded. It was a quiet and peaceful afternoon.
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The Huffaker 290 gr. copy of the old .476 Ely bullet. I loaded these over 6.0 gr. Bullseye for around 830 fps.
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The Bittner 290 gr. bulllet .. the original bullet when we designed the cartridge. I loaded these over 6.0 gr. unique for around 750 fps.
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The last of my powder coating experiment. These are also loaded over 6.0 gr. Unique.

This as most of you know, is not a high pressure high velocity round. It's a big thumper. Works fine on all the critters I have shot with it.
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Jim, that bore picture says it all! :D
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Scott Tschirhart
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Jim,

Where did you have those mesquite grips with the worm holes made? I really need a set for my SAA.

Guys,

This .480 Achilles is just too much fun to shoot!
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Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:36 am
Jim,

Where did you have those mesquite grips with the worm holes made? I really need a set for my SAA.

Guys,

This .480 Achilles is just too much fun to shoot!
Scott ..
Gary Reeder made them. Give him a call.
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Thanks Jim.

I wish I could join you in Arkansas, but I have a mediation on a pretty high profile civil rights case on the 20th and an all day client seminar on the 21st.

Otherwise, I would be there shooting up your .480 ammo!
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Understood! Be well my friend.
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