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Thread: Rookie questions about the Smith Carbine

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    Eterry is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maillemaker View Post
    ahahahah!

    Yes, .515 is what I meant. I think I was going to type .513 but .515 is what the kids' reproduction Smiths use. My original Use .518.
    Did you Beagle a mold or buy one .518

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eterry View Post
    Did you Beagle a mold or buy one .518
    Mold drops around .518 so I use it for both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eterry View Post
    I am smitten by the Smith Carbine. I have not bought one, but been looking. I missed a couple of repros online recently, but that's life.
    Here's my questions.
    I'm looking for hunting and target loads.
    Which case has the most capacity?

    Which is preferred for accuracy?

    Will Using a reduced load on a large capacity case cause bullet jump and poor accuracy?

    Looking for a LFN style bullet, maybe a Keith style, what are my choices of molds? Original sharp nose bullets don't impress me on terminal performance.

    Thanks all in Advance.
    Eterry

    PS: What's the max velocity for a hunting load in the Smith? I'm sure someone has chronographed their's.
    I?ve never chronographed mine but I?m guessing it?s in the neighborhood of 900 fps. I?ve used a,number of different bullets but now settled on this one from accurate molds. Tom can bump up the size as needed but this one was good with these dimensions.
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