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  • Savvy Jack's Avatar
    11-02-2019, 07:44 PM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread Colt Lightning 44/40 in Leverguns
    Absolutely awesome collection!! I refuse to call the 44-40 a "pistol" cartridge. It never was and never will be. Just because some old fart classifies it as such doesn't make it one. Back in the 30's it was refered to as a mild rifle...
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    10-29-2019, 08:14 AM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread Colt Lightning 44/40 in Leverguns
    Here is some more information worthy of reading https://sites.google.com/view/44winchestercartridges/powders/report-of-the-chief-of-ordinance note page 27
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    10-29-2019, 07:37 AM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread Colt Lightning 44/40 in Leverguns
    For the 44-40, not using smokeless powders in older black powder firearms is a myth. During the advent of smokeless, Winchester's new smokeless powder cartridges were warned not to be used in pistols was made specifically for the Winchester Model of...
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    10-13-2019, 09:10 PM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread Colt Lightning 44/40 in Leverguns
    Here is one of the last targets I shot two months ago, 8-17-2019 This load is used in my Uberti 73' (scoped), but of course is more than likely a little stronger than an original or a Colt...maybe, maybe not! I did not pressure test this...
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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