Post by boolitdesigner on Aug 23, 2019 15:57:50 GMT -5
A long time ago in my youthful past I had a S&W Model 53 22 Jet as well as an H&R Topper in 22 Jet. I shot both with jacketed and cast extensively with my handloads. The setback problem is not a problem if you degrease the sized cases, just keep them lube free and you'll have little if any problems.
40 Grain Nosler bullet, 10 grains of H110. Brass sizing after fire forming Hornet brass has been more complicated than I thought it should be. Using Sellier & Bellot brass and hoping it is the primary driver. Problem I'm seeing you'd never see in a TC Contender or a rifle. Put them unprimed in the cylinder and the cylinder would not turn free. Ended up checking every case I before I primed and loaded them and about 10% of the cases were bad. I'll shoot the ones that chamber right and pick up some Remington or Federal cases to try next.
Last Edit: Sept 2, 2019 5:54:23 GMT -5 by AxeHandle
AXE: BACK IN THE '70's, WHEN I WAS HOT INTO JET REVOLVERS, I LEARNED THAT 1 GUN HAS 6 DIFFERENT CHAMBERS, AND ONLY THE SLIGHTEST DIFFERENCE IN THE CHAMBERS AND SOME RELOADS WUD FIT AND OTHERS NOT. WHEREAS FACTORY AMMO ALWAYS FIT, SOME RELOADS WOULD NOT FIT AT ALL IN SOME GUNS, NOR ALWAYS IN ALL CHAMBERS OF THE SAME GUN, WHICH, AS YOU NOW KNOW, IS A VERY FRUSTRATING WTF SITUATION. TRY TO FIND A DIE SETTING THAT WILL RESIZE SO THAT ALL FIT. ALSO LOOK OUT FOR THE BULLET SEATING AND CRIMPING PROCESS, TOO MUCH DOWNWARD PRESSURE CAN EVER SO SLIGHTLY "BULGE" A SHOULDER AND A CASE THAT FIT FINE BEFORE WON'T FIT NOW, ANOTHER WTF EXPERIENCE.
AXE: AS AN ANECDOTE RE THE 22 JET, I HAVE HAD FACTORY 22LR INSERTS THAT WOULD NOT CHAMBER IN SOME JET REVOLVERS. ALSO, I TRIED A 22 HORNET 22LR INSERT IN A K-HORNET CHAMBER IN A DUAL FIRING PINNED JET REVOLVER AND RUINED THE INSERT.
Had gunsmith install a 8 3/8" .22 rim mag barrel and 22lr cylinder that he opened to Kay-Chuck (slightly short K-Hornet) on a K-frame and never had a set back problem with handloads using max charge of 2400..
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Playing at the range this morning. 10.0 grains of H110 and a Nosler 40 grain bullet. Put a paster for each chamber on the backer for a sanity check. II, III, and IV look about the same. I looks much like V. This is going to be fun!
Post by magnumwheelman on Sept 3, 2019 15:50:35 GMT -5
I've got 8 chambers on the factory "Raging" should have had my retired buddy ream that to K, before he got top quitting age... any ideas where to send a cylinder & reamer to, or should the whole gun go to insure proper headspace???