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Old January 28, 2013, 07:12 PM   #26
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@ Logan,

I modify my 1911's with a 14.5 lb recoil spring and a squared firing pin stop. It has a huge effect on controlability.

In this still, taken from a video, I demonstrate (4) rounds of factory 230 grain ball fired from my Colt-Hartford 1927A1 in less than 1/2 second...
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Old January 30, 2013, 11:28 AM   #27
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What has your experience been with Triple 7 good or bad????
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Old January 30, 2013, 12:29 PM   #28
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Re: 4 shots in 1/2 second, Man you don't just double tap em, you double double tap em!
If the BG gets up after that, give him the other 3 and reload while running!

But as far as 777 goes, Overall I'd say good experiences. As you mentioned the cleanup is easier than BP or pyrodex, and you get a little more thud for the same volume powder charge. I know a couple of guys that won't shoot anything else just because of that. Some people don't like the smell of 777, I can tell if your shooting 777 or pyrodex as soon as the smoke from the first shot hits me...I think it has a sort of chemical smell, but 777 isn't sulfur based so you don't have the rotten egg smell.

Pyrodex is a couple of bucks cheaper per pound around here so I've stuck with it for years. But theres nothing inherently wrong with 777 and I shoot it in my inline from time to time and if I take a notion to CC the Remmy I'll use it for a special SD load that I worked up that is very reliable and packs a nice whump on the target when I decide that its time to put fresh powder under the lead. If I'm just target shooting I get distracted talking with my shooting buddies and I tend to get a little heavy handed on the loading lever. But brazosdave said it right though, just seat the ball on the powder and you'll be fine.
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Old January 30, 2013, 03:23 PM   #29
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Thanks, Logan, I appreciate your input.

I used Pyrodex for years in my '58 Remy and I would just fill the cylinder level-full, ram a .451" ball in and shoot. Did that for over 1,000 rounds with no issues. I am much more careful with the 777 and measure it out....
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Old January 30, 2013, 09:50 PM   #30
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I use 777 because it was on sale at Walmart. I am satisfied with it. I don't have any experience with any other powder. Easy to clean up, I like that.
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Old January 30, 2013, 11:16 PM   #31
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Late to the game, but I liked this:


I'd just fill the cylinder with powder and push the ball in enough to turn the cylinder.


And I thought I was the only one to use the cylinder as it's own powder measure. Fill it up, blow it off level, and load ball.


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Old January 31, 2013, 03:32 PM   #32
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Wille,

I might not do it with Triple 7, but I did it for probably 15 years with Pyrodex...
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