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Bullet Tumbling issues on inline

Well I got a new cva wolf inline and the gun is very accurate with powerbelts and sabot bullets. My problem is I want to use some 460 grn conicals with 2 777 pellets and a cci primer. The gun cant hit the paper at 25 yards.... So I get closer, the bullets are tumbling out of the barrel? What would cause this? Is there anything I can do to get these to shoot better? Or am I limited to sabots and powerbelts? Any help would be great.
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Re: Bullet Tumbling issues on inline

They may be too long, and the twist rate of your isn't fast enough to spin them properly and get them to stabilize.

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Re: Bullet Tumbling issues on inline

Bullets too smallare they hollow based
Could be blowing out the skirts
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Re: Bullet Tumbling issues on inline

Try a felt/wool.50 cal wad between the pellet and conical.

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Re: Bullet Tumbling issues on inline

Ok, I'll try a wad. They are long but I have a 1 in 28 twist I believe. They shoot great out of my traditions deerhunter and it has a twist not as great as this one. The bullets do seem a little looser going in than the traditions maybe they arent engaging the rifling enough. I'll buy some wads first and give that a try and then go from there. In the deerhunter im getting 1" groups at 50 yards with the flinter and open sights!
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Re: Bullet Tumbling issues on inline

get rid of the pellets.

Get some loose pyrodex rs and start off at 70gr and work your way up. Also get some wads and lube them lightly.

Are these the 460 no excuse bullets?
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Yes they are the no excuse bullet
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Re: Bullet Tumbling issues on inline

Back when i was young and foolish[well more foolish then now],I traded a 30-30 lever action for a very nice 30-06 bolt action. It as sporterized army rifle! It was a real looker.
The young man said he could not hit anything with it.After a lot of loads and bullets,i found him to be right!!!! If i hit the paper they key holed. I took it to my friend,the gun smith and he slugged the barrel. I was to find out that the bore was a 311,not 308,the bullets were to small and this sounds like your problem?
I would take the breech plug out and slug the barrel!

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Re: Bullet Tumbling issues on inline

Can I do this myself with some calipers or do I need a special tool and it taken to the local gun smith?
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Re: Bullet Tumbling issues on inline

Get a package of the hornady great plains bullets " all lead". These are over sized and so just use a short starter, smack it, and then use a caliper tool and measure the rifling lands that are engraved into the bullet. Should be around .500 to .501"
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