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Armi San Marco 1858

#1 Post by shoggoth80 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:03 am

Today's mail call. Won this off GB last week. Armi San Marco brass framed 1858 Remmy. Noticeably lighter than my steel framed one. I know there isn't a historical example of a brass framed Remington...but it looks nice, was cheap, and seems to function pretty smooth. Hoping to shoot this weekend.
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#2 Post by TommyT » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:25 pm

Keep the charges light or you'll warp that brass frame and then you have a wall hanger.

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#3 Post by shoggoth80 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:02 pm

Well that's the idea. Was thinking 20gr sounded reasonable based on internet findings. Read a lot of people getting good mileage from their .36cal brass framed Colt replicas using 16-18gr.

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#4 Post by Tommy Atkins » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:50 pm

15~23 gr for a .44 & less for a .36 so I'd go with the 16~18 for a first run.

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#5 Post by shoggoth80 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:59 pm

Took it out this weekend. Put a few cylinders down range. Used 20gr of Black MZ. I don't have fffg. Shot really soft. Almost no recoil. Lead went mostly where I was aiming. I seated the balls a little hard, so that's something to not do next time (rammer left dents). Need to get some fffg and see how that goes. I have a few pounds of substitute because it's local and cheap. Lol. I have to drive a bit to get the real stuff. Super fun though.

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