As suggested in an earlier post, I am going to try my hand at some of the high intensity Boomer blasting with my Model 94 in .38-55.
I took it to the range and practiced at 25 yds. shooting off-hand. The marble tang sight was okay for elevation, but I needed to drift the front bead sight a bit as the point(s) of impact were slightly left of desired placement.
I then ran it through my chronograph and measured three different brands of .38-55 cartridges:
First up was a 245 gr. flat nose by Ultramax:
Next up was some Winchester Super X 255 gr. soft point:
Last but definitely not least was some Buffalo Bore Heavy .38-55 using a 255 gr. jacketed flat nose:
As you can see, the first two are rather mild with velocities running in the 1050-1100 fps range. The Buffalo Bore is another animal altogether (and the recoil told me so!!) at 1900+ fps.
I don’t know how much of the high intensity blastorama I’ll be able to stand with the crescent type buttplate on the rifle. I can chamber a round and then load six into the magazine, so seven shots may be all I’m in for. We’ll see how it goes and if I’m able to reload during the “firefight”.
All in all, it should prove interesting.