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  • lazs's Avatar
    07-09-2018, 06:23 PM
    Someone gave me some Trail boss powder otherwise I would never have tried it. anyway.. 6.4 grains with a powder coat 200 grain CRFN is very mild and fun to shoot.. I imagine it is like 1100 fps from my 1873 rifle and fun and accurate to shoot. ...
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    07-09-2018, 06:17 PM
    lazs replied to a thread 73 Winchesters in Leverguns
    Mine is a Navy arms long range sportsman.. which is really just an early Ubeti with a 30" barrel and pistol grip/checkered stocks.. it is very attractive and in 44-40.. it functions perfectly and is very accurate. not sure what parts will...
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    07-09-2018, 06:12 PM
    lazs replied to a thread 38wcf or 44wcf in Leverguns
    I guess it depends on if you have a .40 caliber gun which.. I do not. l don't load for 40 so the 44-40 at .429 barrel is basically a 44 spl/mag bullet. for some reason they all use 200 grain FP bullets so I got a two cavity Lee mold in .429.....
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    07-02-2018, 02:58 PM
    lazs replied to a thread Navy arms 1873... in Leverguns
    color.. lazs
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    07-02-2018, 02:56 PM
    lazs replied to a thread Navy arms 1873... in Leverguns
    Ok.. said in another thread.. I slugged the barrel and it was .429+ which is great. means 44 mag/spl bullets will work. loaded 200 rounds (all the brass I had) with 6.5 grains Trail boss and 200 grain flat nose. What a fun gun to shoot! ...
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    07-02-2018, 02:43 PM
    lazs replied to a thread 38wcf or 44wcf in Leverguns
    this is an interesting topic to me. I have been handloading for many decades but so far have shunned the necked down cases. My first venture into the realm was a 30 carbine blackhawk that just would jam up with .30 carbine brass... I bought...
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    06-20-2018, 05:11 PM
    Ok.. picked up a Navy arms 1873 in 44-40.. cost me a bunch for dies and trimmers and bullet molds but.. I shoulda slugged the bore. it was .429 so I could use my 44 mag or special molds.. live and learn.. it is a pistol grip deluxe in 30" have...
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    06-20-2018, 05:00 PM
    lazs started a thread Navy arms 1873... in Leverguns
    These things were expensive when they came out but are Uberti.. mine is a 30" in 44-40 which I had resisted for a while. The gun is slick.. it sold for like $2k+ in the day.. the Cimarron is now $1500.. it is a pistol grip gun with...
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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