for the Snider .577
This is just information, Take it for
what it is, just information. This
info is from another site where they helped me walk through different
process and choices. These are the choices I made.
I'm on purpose leaving some things out
like how to cast bullets. That information is all over the internet and
takes a good deal of room.
1) Cut the case down to just under 2"
with a small chop from 24 ga shot shells from Magtech.
2) Check them for length. (under 2")
3) Clean up all the edges with very
4) Anneal the cases. I use this setup
so it will rotate the case in the flame.
5) Lube the cases
6) form the case
7) open the end up just a little to
allow the bullet to start. I have a special setup custom made
8) Check the casings in the breach to
make sure they fit.
9) Install the primer
10) Items need to cast your own bullet
.590 Paradox Snider Mold
I have a mold from Red River Ricks. A
58 cal paradox bullet http://kal.castpics.net/ it is .590 after casting.
.590 Paradox Snider bullet after
11) Using a double boiler, heat
mixture of 50% beeswax and 50% olive oil (softens the bees wax)
Rounds in pie pan ready for lube
12 Lube poured in to above groove and
is setting up
13) Place the pie pan in the
refrigerator for a few minutes and then just push the bullets out of
the lube that has set up.
14) measure (by weight) 70 grains of
FFG black powder and place it in each case.
15) Measure out 2.6 to 2.8 grains of
16) Put it in the case and fluff it up
as it goes in
Rounds ready for bullet. You can use a
press (I do) to press in the bullets. Some do it by hand.
Photo below left to right
1. full 24 ga. shot shell, 2. cut down
to 2", 3. annealed, 4. neck sized down and polished
After I was done, I checked them in
the my Snider Carbine. One at a time. I found two that would not
chamber and close the breach. I noticed the very end of the case was
flared out. I rolled that on the counter top and removed that flare and
they both chambered fine.