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Thread: Recommended load for Brass framed lever gun in .45 LC?

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    Boolit Bub commando223's Avatar
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    Recommended load for Brass framed lever gun in .45 LC?

    Looking for some advice on what bullet to use for a Uberti brass framed Winchester 1866 musket replica with a 30" barrel.

    What bullet weight and diameter is recommended? (I was thinking about buying coated lead bullets)

    I have lots of HP-38 powder I do see various recipes for it in my reloading manuals just wanted to know if I should not exceed a certain level of Pressure in a brass framed rifle.

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    Calamity Jake's Avatar
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    Okla. City
    190 to 260 grain boolit at .454 will work, your HP38 will work also just look up loads for the Colt SSA, DO NOT LOAD anything hotter
    as that brass frame will begin to stretch.
    I have an 1866 in 44-40 and 45C, I use 3.5gr Reddot with a 200gr boolit in the 44 and a 260gr in the 45C
    Calamity Jake

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    Shoot straight, keepem in the ten ring.

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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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