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    01-28-2023, 10:30 AM
    What Lead Pot is describing is partial resizing. It works well with tapered straight wall rounds like the 45-70. I load rounds for my Sharps that way and it likes its boolits seated out where they slightly engage the rifling in the throat. It...
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    01-12-2023, 12:28 PM
    Another factor regarding recoil in the big magnums burning large charges of powder in a comparatively small bore is the jet or rocket effect. The pressure at the muzzle when the bullet exits is very high and jet effect adds to the recoil. This is...
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    01-12-2023, 10:35 AM
    Based on what is posted on various boards, seems a lot of folks use 3031 in the 45-70. I have been loading the 45-70 for over 40 years but have never used anything slower then 4198, AA2015 or RL7. Even with those, which are faster than 3031 I did...
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    01-12-2023, 10:20 AM
    Another vote for 12 grains of Unique. I load it under 300-350 grain boolits. 400-500+ grain I am reaching for the 2400 or 5744.
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    01-05-2023, 10:13 AM
    I don't shoot a lot of jacketed rounds in .38/357 mostly cast. A load I have used for a long time in 357 is 9 grains of Unique under a 125 grain JHP. Runs about 1275 fps from a 4" and is pleasant to shoot. The original full power 125 grain loads...
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    01-04-2023, 11:33 AM
    Have a couple of Springfield's, an XDS and XDM in 45acp. Both are more than combat accurate especially the XDM. Biggest detriment to the accuracy is the triggers, but such is the nature of the beast with striker fired. Both are utterly reliable even...
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    01-04-2023, 08:45 AM
    Sgt H replied to a thread Remingtons 360 Buck Hammer in Leverguns
    Don't think an 870 action is strong enough for the pressure. On the other hand resurrect the IMI Timberwolf.
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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