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Thread: .50-70

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
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    NE Ohio
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    NOE makes a hollow based boolit mold for the 50/70, two of them actually. I have used the heavier in my sporterized 1866 but the newer lighter boolit is certainly interesting.

    http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/index.php?cPath=44_130

    Kevin

    My mistake, the lighter boolit is 510 diameter.

    Kevin
    Knowledge I take to my grave is wasted.

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  2. #22
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
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    259
    Update. The bore is .5012. Groove is .5245. I've loaded a .526 bullet in the case using a CH4D M type expander. The case mouth bell was removed by running it through a full length sizer die. The rounds drop in easily and extract smoothly. Should I have any concerns about pushing that .526 bullet through the .5012 bore? Feedback will be appreciated.

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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