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  • Handshaker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    I just did some experimenting with my BFR in 45-70. I loaded standard brass with 12.7 grns of 2400, I resized 20 ga over powder and over shot wads with a leather punch(these wads are for my Howdah BP 20 ga pistol) , So thick cushion wad over powder,...
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    05-08-2020, 05:46 PM
    I dont reload pistol but use h335 for my BFR and 1895. The only pistol powder i have is winchester 231 in a big tin tub i got from a lott of powder i bought and some hercules 2400. thank you
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    05-08-2020, 02:44 PM
    Sorry to dig up this old thread, but what powder is used to make 45-70 shotshells? I know i can use blackMZ but i was wondering if any rifle powder can be safely used?
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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