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Thread: A.Uberti M 1876 Win. .45/60 WCF

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    A.Uberti M 1876 Win. .45/60 WCF

    Any of you out there shoot a Uberti 1876 in .45-60WCF?

    If so, how do you like it and what boolits and powders are you using?
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    I shoot one and It's a Beautiful Rifle!! Case Color, and a very smooth action Oh Ya LoL Back to your question ... I shoot both Goex 3fff & IMR4198
    and a 300gr cast boolit !!! the IMR 4198 I use 26gr......and the 3fff I use 59gr ! My cases a cut down 45-70 brass!!!! She does good

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    Mine is a 45/75, haven't settled on a load yet, seems a never ending search.
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    We shoot a 45-60 but in a Winchester.. Ours gets a steady diet of 3F Goex with a cereal box wad under a 300 grain cast of 40-1 at .460 diameter.
    So far have not found a smokeless load that will shoot better. 5744 gets close but will not equal 3F.
    I am 5500 miles from my loading book or I could give you some specifics. But whatever velocity 3F gives in cut down Winchester 45-70 cases is right at the same velocity 5744 gave the best accuracy.

    Our other 1876 is a Chaparral in 50-95. Again 3F Goex has given the best accuracy. No smokeless powder equals what 3F produces.
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    Mine is same without the buttpad (45/75 uberti)
    Modified a LEE 405 HB mold back to 335 grain (wider flat nose - flat base and shortened by one groove) and it gets 1480 to 1500FPS with 68 grains of FFFg
    Same mold modified (wider flat nose and no hollow base) 405 Grains - gets about 1350FPS with 62 grains of FFFg
    Cases are reformed winchester(brand) 348 winchester brass
    Boolit is softlead and wheelweight with a touch of tin - maybe equivalent to 1:30
    Lube is Beeswax and neatsfoot oil
    I made the powder
    Shoots both boolits nice so far - maybe likes the heavier one a little - but nothing in it really

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    Quote Originally Posted by indian joe View Post
    Mine is same without the buttpad (45/75 uberti)
    Modified a LEE 405 HB mold back to 335 grain (wider flat nose - flat base and shortened by one groove) and it gets 1480 to 1500FPS with 68 grains of FFFg
    Same mold modified (wider flat nose and no hollow base) 405 Grains - gets about 1350FPS with 62 grains of FFFg
    Cases are reformed winchester(brand) 348 winchester brass
    Boolit is softlead and wheelweight with a touch of tin - maybe equivalent to 1:30
    Lube is Beeswax and neatsfoot oil
    I made the powder
    Shoots both boolits nice so far - maybe likes the heavier one a little - but nothing in it really
    Indian joe.........you make your own Black Powder???? WoW.......Black Powder in this city does not exist ! As of 2 years ago it all dried up! Now guys
    make a group buy ....once a year...... and drop ship it in.....Ol Deuce
    Do the Best with What you have !

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDeuce View Post
    Indian joe.........you make your own Black Powder???? WoW.......Black Powder in this city does not exist ! As of 2 years ago it all dried up! Now guys
    make a group buy ....once a year...... and drop ship it in.....Ol Deuce
    Its not difficult - time consuming but not so hard - there is a thread on here (in the muzzleloader section) runs almost 100pages - all you need to know to get a feller like you going on it - very satisfying once you get it worked out.

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    Getting ready to go about Memorial Day to pick up an original Winchester 1876 that was manufactured sometime between 1882 and 1883. I haven't seen it in many years and doubt that it has been fired in at least 60 years. I am planning on using an Accurate Molds 46-305C LFNPB boolit and pushing it with some IMR Trailboss. When I go to pick it up, I am going to bring one piece of trimmed brass and one boolit unsized, dropped as cast, to check bore size and to see if the original rim of the 45-70 brass needs to be reduced or not. The waiting is killing me and I feel like a kid on Christmas!!!!!

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