Will Piatt tuned 909s



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Will Piatt tuned 909s
« on: April 30, 2011, 05:55:01 AM »
just got this one back and haven't shot too much, but Will did a great job, even recrowning the barrel.

3 shots in the 900s with the EPP/UG from 3000 psi at full power

3 shots in the 740s with the EPP/UG from 2000 psi at low power

today I shot 4 rounds, 35 yards off shooting sticks, the first 3 shots are a real nice group, than you see the drop in the 4th shot

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Re: Will Piatt tuned 909s
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 10:58:33 PM »
  That is awesome out of the 909 manny, over 270 ftlbs, all the ctitters on the island are trembling i'll bet ;D
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Re: Will Piatt tuned 909s
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 01:40:17 AM »
 That is awesome out of the 909 manny, over 270 ftlbs, all the ctitters on the island are trembling i'll bet ;D

Over 270fpe with super-lightweight 150-155grain boolits to boot.  That's the impressive part.....FPE with velocity.  That 909 likely puts out closer to 300+fpe using heavier slugs, but I'm not so sure NP needs slugs any heavier the way he hunts.

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Re: Will Piatt tuned 909s
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 05:41:57 AM »
That's right, over 270 FPE with the light ones, ...being trying a few heavier slugs but can't find anything yet that shoots as accurate as the EPP/UG.

Chris what's your take on the ROA 200gr ?  don't seem to shoot worth a "dang" in .457 with my gun
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Re: Will Piatt tuned 909s
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 04:06:42 PM »
That's right, over 270 FPE with the light ones, ...being trying a few heavier slugs but can't find anything yet that shoots as accurate as the EPP/UG.

Chris what's your take on the ROA 200gr ?  don't seem to shoot worth a "dang" in .457 with my gun

I haven't had any luck with the original BigLube ROA design either, though I have only tried them sized to .454, and cast in BHN9 lead.  I thought the newer ROA2 cast in pure lead looked much more promising at 25yards, but I shot them at 50 yards the following session and it wasn't pretty.  Might have to take a final look at the ROA2's (both sized, and un-sized) when I make it out to shoot again.  Been tied-up recently.

Try the .45Slims from Mark Whyte....those are stellar in my 909.  Still pretty light weight though at 174grains. 

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Re: Will Piatt tuned 909s
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 07:57:11 PM »
Yeah, ...I'm looking for a heavy round not too expensive, 200-250gr
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Re: Will Piatt tuned 909s
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011, 09:26:01 PM »
Yeah, ...I'm looking for a heavy round not too expensive, 200-250gr

Try and find someone selling Lyman #454424's....you could always ask here.

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18

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Re: Will Piatt tuned 909s
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2011, 09:54:09 PM »
had to take more pictures of that group, 3 .45cal holes covered by a dime :) :) gotta love that :)


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Re: Will Piatt tuned 909s
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 02:51:37 AM »
Seems that is typical accuracy for the EPP/UG shot from 909 guns.....that is awesome that you are getting 3 good full-power shots off a fill with that WillP-tuned 909S!  Here's a couple quick groups (around .6, and .9 c-to-c) from a few years ago that I shot off the stix at 35, and 50 yards shooting EPP/UG's cast in BHN9 or so lead.  I think they were sized to .454, but I'm not positive.  It's possible that they could have been un-sized.

The very next mold I buy (after my #454424 HP Mold) is going to be the 180grain version of the EPP/UG from Accurate Molds.....should be closer to 185+grains cast in pure lead.



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