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    09-20-2018, 03:20 PM
    Starline has 40-65, but don't show 40-70 SS. To the best of my knowledge, Starline has never made 40-70 SS. Jamison made some that was properly head stamped for the 40-70, and it was excellent brass. Sadly, I only got 200 pieces of it before...
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    09-12-2018, 10:55 PM
    sixshot--I've got to tell you that I have never killed a big game animal with a sixgun. But I HAVE taken my fair share of game with cast bullets, been to Africa three times, killed black and blue wildebeest, a couple of kudu, a couple of zebra, a...
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    09-12-2018, 07:56 AM
    That bullet would be a lot more effective without the hollow point. You will not get much penetration with that. A much better approach would be a good, flat meplat about .260-.280 in diameter. the flat nosed bullet will give a much better wound...
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    09-02-2018, 10:07 AM
    That is very good advice.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check