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    Slugging Barrels

    Getting ready to order a 45-70 sharps. Looking forward to casting rounds for this beast. Just wondering, do you guys slug your bore once you receive a new rifle prior to ordering custom moulds? If so, what do you find works best for a 45-70 bore?

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    Boolit Master
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    Run an oily patch down your bore and use a soft fishing sinker a little bigger.

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    Boolit Master
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    Roundballs for muzzleloaders work well, but any grease groove bullet for that caliber should work - they are slightly over groove diameter. Frankly, this might be the only thing those greasers are good for

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    Gotcha. Thanks for the info guys!

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    Boolit Master
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrentD View Post
    Roundballs for muzzleloaders work well, but any grease groove bullet for that caliber should work - they are slightly over groove diameter. Frankly, this might be the only thing those greasers are good for
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    5 @ 100yards - the flier is me not the gun or load - grease groove boolit over straight blackpowder - from a 45/75 lever gun - boolit is from a LEE mold
    pretty useless result huh!

    and yeah use a muzzle loader ball to slug em specially first time ya do it - less chance of messing up
    Last edited by indian joe; 10-09-2019 at 06:42 PM.

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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