Today was a great day at the range. First, I discovered that my wife who is sixty five years old and had never even shot as much as a slingshot in her life enjoys shooting. I had given her a SP101 in .327 Federal Magnum last Christmas and she finally shot it today. 150 rounds later she is hooked. Who knew?
My own SP101, an older .32 Magnum version seems to like my latest load, but after about eighty rounds it gets gummed up and the cylinder doesn't want to close and the action doesn't want to operate. I quit shooting it for the day until I could clean it. My wife's gun had been fine on the loads that she was shooting, but when she used her's up I gave her some of mine and it gummed her gun up the same way.
These rounds are 3.3 grains of Accurate #5 behind a SWC from a Saeco #326, tumbled lubed in Lee Liquid Alox. This my first time using Accurate #5 and it does seem to have some residue. What does the brain trust have to say? I like the accuracy that I'm seeing with this load. While I haven't done any Ransom Rest testing, I'm clearly hitting better with it and would like to continue shooting it, but having my gun get stuck isn't working.