Getting all of the components together..........contender with 12" ported 45 70 barrel, 360gr GC mold from Tom, Lyman 45 sizer and lube, Rx 7, H322, [ may get some H4895 ] dacron filler, Starline cases, etc, etc.
For those of you shooting the 45 70 contender with the 12" barrels, wondering what kind of fps are you getting? I'm looking for approx. 1500 fps from my combo and staying within the trapdoor pressure limits. The loads provided in the Lyman 49th manual for contender that I have does not show pressures, so I have to cross reference from other sources for appropriate powder measures / pressure info. The Lyman manual does show pressures in the trapdoor rifle section, but then the test gun has a 24" barrel.......not quite accurate with the 12" ported contender barrel.
Anyone have one of those contender loading handbooks that give 45 70 load info to share?