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    Yesterday, 08:06 AM
    6.0gr is really really low for a 255gr cast. Most data suggests starting out at 7.2gr. Hornady's 255gr FP (#12458) is listed as .454" diameter. They should have been good in most barrels unless the cylinder is really tight. What did you do for a...
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    01-25-2018, 02:40 PM
    One of the Lyman loads with Unique and their 293gr #457191 is 12.0gr (1200fps) to 15.0gr (1416fps), each using a 1/2gr Polyester fiber wad 5/8" square by 1/4" thick over the powder. The same bullet and wad combination using 2400 was 24.4gr...
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    01-25-2018, 08:50 AM
    There is too much varying data for me to put here, especially with my fumble fingers trying to type. Get Loadbooks USA for the 45-70. I have the 2000 edition, the new edition should have many more. My 2000 edition has 3 levels using Sierra's...
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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
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