Since rim fire cartridges are not available for shooting purposes any longer, the rifle can be modified to centre-fire.
Vet81 Centre fire bolt
Cartridges for can be formed from .348 Winchester brass.
Bullets are cast with a custom made mould.
weight 20 grams (308 grains)
Original “Ordonnanz 1878” bullet specifications:
calibre 10.4mm (paper patched)
weight 20,2 grams (312 grains)
99.5% lead and 5% antimony
Custom made bullet mould
Important before loading is that bullets are lubricated with the right grease
One of the best black powder brands available:
Formula for accurate reloads:
Cases do not need to be sized as long as they are used in the same rifle
Prime with large rifle primer
Fill case with 45 grains (2,92 grams) of Swiss No.2 black powder
Place 2 wads (from beer coaster) on top of powder
The 15 shots on the target below were produced on 6 July 2003, standing free hand at 50 meters. The 9 ring measures 10 centimetres.