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480 Achilles Load Data       

 

 

 

                    

 

 

  • All loads use CCI Large Pistol Primers
  • All loads with the Bittner 480-290-FNH bullet  (290 gr. heel bullet)
  • All fired from 7 barrel
  • 7 feet from muzzle to first screen
  • All velocities are averages

Black Powder

21.0 gr. FFg DuPont - 643 fps (these were VERY consistent)

WW 231

6.0 gr. 231 = 794 fps


Bullseye

5.0 gr. Bullseye = 717 fps
6.0 gr. Bullseye = 883 fps

700X

6.0 gr. 700X = 906 fps

Unique

6.1 gr. Unique = 798 fps
6.5 gr. Unique = 848 fps
7.0 gr. Unique = 911 fps

2400

12.0 gr. 2400 = 870 fps (accurate load)
12.5 gr. 2400 = 885 fps 
13.0 gr. 2400 = 950 fps (accurate load)


WC820 (military surplus H110)

15.5 gr. WC820 = 883 fps
16.0 gr. WC820 = 955 fps


Targets

480_13.jpg (11652 bytes)

Some representative
targets fired with
various loads

All at 25 yards

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blackpowder.jpg (16926 bytes) 480_12_2400.jpg (15567 bytes) offhand.jpg (15508 bytes)

 




 

 

 

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