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  • Griff's Avatar
    04-18-2017, 01:00 PM
    It could be either, as Rossi did make some with actual brass. A magnet will tell.
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    04-18-2017, 12:53 PM
    Yep. I had my wife's alias engraved there. It's actually not brass, it's a steel receiver, but with a "gold wash" applied. And while many of those are not very durable, this one has held up quite well over quite a few years of rather heavy use....
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    04-18-2017, 12:38 PM
    Griff replied to a thread 30-30 lead reloading ? in Leverguns
    I don't have a Marlin in 30-30, but do have a large collection of Winchester 94s... so my experience may not directly relate. But... I've won a fair number of "long range" events with a 26" octagon bbl'd Winchester 94... with the following load: ...
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    04-17-2017, 10:07 AM
    Sorta like this carbine:
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    04-17-2017, 09:49 AM
    The RCBS .45-225-CAV is a truncated cone, and feeds well in all my 45 Colt leverguns.
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    04-17-2017, 01:19 AM
    My favorite load in any of my 45Colt rifles is 6.0 grains of RedDot behind a 225 TC... (RCBS 45-225-CAV). I also like a 200grain RFN in front of the same charge. That's in a Uberti 1860, an 1873 Sporting Rifle, an 1873 Short Rifle, an 1885, a...
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    03-29-2017, 10:59 PM
    I understand. I've seen a huge variance in the experience and knowledge in gunsmiths. Far more don't have a clue about leverguns than do. I assume nothing. Don't discount what's out on the internet, just because most of it's garbage. There can...
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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
GC Gas Check