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Thread: 56-56 spencer

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    Boolit Man
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    56-56 spencer

    Has anyone have first hand experience of using shortened 50-70 brass in a 56-56? Does one have to outside turn the base or anything like that? I'm aware that the inside should be reamed. I'm trying to decide on wether I should purchase the 50-70brass or the starline 56-50 brass. Thanks

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    Boolit Master
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    Have you converted the block to centrefire?...Or made a new block?

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    I rebarreled my 1860 carbine and made it a 56-50 thinking I could use the modern cases but the rims were too small. I just cut the Star Line 50-70 cases to length and load them, they work fine.
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    Boolit Man
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    I have a drop in cf block installed and new mag tube.
    Thanks for the info regarding the starline. I think I will go with the 50-70. The bullet will be an issue I suspect as it should be heeled.

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    Check with Bernie at Old West Bullet Molds - he may have something for you.
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    Boolit Man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Smith View Post
    Check with Bernie at Old West Bullet Molds - he may have something for you.
    I will do that. Thanks

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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