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    07-21-2016, 09:53 AM
    Irascible replied to a thread 1895 Winchester Redux in Leverguns
    If this is your first go around with an 1895, load the magazine by pushing the base of the cartridge straight down first, around the center of the magazine, and then slide it back as you push the rest of the cartridge down. I learned this from an...
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    07-19-2016, 12:18 PM
    Irascible replied to a thread 45-70 Lite loads in Leverguns
    I shot some more with the Williams sighted 1885 and the collar button loads. 12 gr of Green Dot in 7 shots gave an average velocity of 1533 fps with a standard deviation of 11. Very light kick and all 7 went into a center to center group 3/4"wide by...
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    07-15-2016, 02:02 PM
    Irascible replied to a thread 45-70 Lite loads in Leverguns
    Actually if you read through http://www.gmdr.com/lever/lowveldata.htm Red Dot can be used but not recommended but Green Dot seems to be highly recommended. Seems that his basic premise is to use any double based flake or disc powder, with some...
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    07-12-2016, 10:43 AM
    The proper length for the cartridges for the '73s (also '66 and '76) is the length of the cartridge elevator. Too long and they don't clear the magazine tube so the elevator can go up. Too short and a round from the magazine tube will partially...
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    07-12-2016, 10:29 AM
    Irascible replied to a thread 45-70 Lite loads in Leverguns
    Collar buttons are for light loads, There is plenty of flat nose for that. Don't forget people have been shooting the 500gr RN for many years and those suckers kick hard
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    07-05-2016, 05:50 PM
    Irascible replied to a thread 45-70 Lite loads in Leverguns
    My "light" load is 10gr of 2400, then fill the case with shot buffer (ground up plastic) and seat the 300gr bullet letting it compress the filler and hold the powder against the primer. It's accurate past 100 yds.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
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