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Old September 9, 2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Henry Golden 45 colt getting tighter groups


Took the Henry 45 colt to the range yesterday and shot at fifty yards with a scope on the gun. Had only shot at 25 yards before. Once I got it on the paper and adjusted, it shot some really tight groups with jacketed hollow points on top of Unique powder. The groups were a couple of inches.

Same weight bullet, hard cast lead, on top of universal power the groups were six and seven inches. Both loads were a couple tenths of a grain less than the "never exceed" limits from the "charts."

This is much better than when I first started shooting this gun. I bought it brand new and am thinking that the "myth" of breaking-in a barrel isn't always such a myth.

Am looking forward to shooting this gun at longer ranges and tweaking the loads.

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Old September 9, 2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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Really nice gun. Would not surprise me to find Unique more consistent with any bullet you try.
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