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Henry .45 Colt and .357

Post by Rifletom » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:53 pm

Heading to the range tomorrow[Wed.] early, as its gonna be HOT. Friend will be sighting in some new loads for his 30-06, I'll be shooting my .45 Colt and .357. Haven't shot in about a month, and that is WAY too long. Report later in the day.
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Re: Henry .45 Colt and .357

Post by BigAl52 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:57 pm

Anything over 7 days is way to long. Gonna fix that real soon if I have anything to say about it. Have fun tomorrow Tom.
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Re: Henry .45 Colt and .357

Post by RanchRoper » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:57 am

Enjoy!
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Re: Henry .45 Colt and .357

Post by Rifletom » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:21 am

Thanks! Getting in the truck when done typing. To the range!
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Re: Henry .45 Colt and .357

Post by Rifletom » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:18 pm

Ok, range report. As this was primarily to get Dennis' 30-06 ready for Ca. deer season, we concentrated on that. He got that dialed in pretty quick. Him to hunt, me to help and just hang out. It's a real nice area, Bridgeport/Bodie area. He's set.
As for me. I shot the .357 and .45 Colt @ 50 yards. The load I made for the .357 wasn't what I had hoped for: 158gr Missouri RNFP coated with 11.5gr 2400. I'm thinking 12.5 gr 2400 will be a better load. I'll see. The .45 shoots so dang well, I just love that rifle. But, with those factory irons and my eyesight, things start getting blurry and covered up. Still. it shoots so well. I'm going to have to get a better sighting system on it. Not sure of my direction there, will have to consider a few different angles here. I do not want to scope it if I can improve on open sights somehow. Ok, done for now.
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Re: Henry .45 Colt and .357

Post by BigAl52 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:40 pm

Maybe some skinner sights Tom.
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Re: Henry .45 Colt and .357

Post by CT_Shooter » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:03 pm

I agree with BigAl. I have the receiver mounted Skinner Express Peep on my .357 BBB and the barrel mounted Skinner Peep on my H001. Neither required me to change the front sight. They are both on point out to 100 yards. I'm a fan. Let us know what you decide.
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I'm going to have to get a better sighting system on it.
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Re: Henry .45 Colt and .357

Post by Rifletom » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:39 pm

I think you're both correct. Skinner Express and for the front, I don't know. That brass bead covers everything at 50 yards and beyond. Dremel the bead off, Lyman Globe sight. Hmm.
Back to the .357. Al, what is your load with 158's and 2400? I know 2400 works wonderful with XTP's.
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Re: Henry .45 Colt and .357

Post by krunchnik » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:49 pm

Alliant 2400 works better on the upper loadings-better magnum powder and not really suited for the target type stuff.
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Re: Henry .45 Colt and .357

Post by BigAl52 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:27 pm

Tom give it a try around 14grs. It might take another half but start at about 14 and see what it does.
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