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    Another 45-70 followed me home

    Just purchased an 1885 Winchester sporter in 45-70 to use primarily for hunting. I enjoy hunting with my 1886 Browning and my Sharps but they are a bit cumbersome in the deer stand and have...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    JBM ballistics website has a trajectory...

    JBM ballistics website has a trajectory calculator. Need to know the BC, velocity and a few other items. It will allow range increments down to one yard.
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    Congratulations! IMO the real test of a hunter...

    Congratulations! IMO the real test of a hunter and his skills is how close he can get, not from how far he can make a shot. I think you passed.
  4. FWIW I ran the recoil calculation for your...

    FWIW I ran the recoil calculation for your 425/1700 load. I figure your Marlin weighs about 7 pounds - recoil about 40 ft/lbs or the same as a 375 H&H magnum in a 9.5 pound rifle. OUCH!
  5. My long range load for my Sharps is 27gr AA5744...

    My long range load for my Sharps is 27gr AA5744 under a 525gr boolit. I runs 1275fps from my Sharps, about equal to a 45-90 with black powder. Round is too long for a lever as my COL is 2.95". You...
  6. Paul, I had the same issue with 4198 back when I...

    Paul, I had the same issue with 4198 back when I thought I needed to drive bullets as hard as the gun would take. I found 4198 did not burn well until I got near the upper levels of the lever gun...
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    Forum: Leverguns

    That 350 gr. Lyman was the 457192 and was...

    That 350 gr. Lyman was the 457192 and was discontinued back in the 1970's. It is pretty much a 457122 without the HP. I have had pretty good luck with the 457191 over 12 gr. of Unique, about 1150...
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    Forum: Leverguns

    Don't worry about it or send the cap off to EA...

    Don't worry about it or send the cap off to EA Brown Co. and have a French Grey finish applied. That would give it a custom look. I would not let that stop me from buying an 1886 Browning. They were...
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    Blooded the 1886 Browning

    Between deer seasons I acquired a new to me 1886 Browning high grade rifle that had not been blooded. I have been using the rifle to shoot cowboy long range gong matches. This season the Browning has...
  10. Thread: Reloading 45-70

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    Mint, the .459" is not too tight. The resistance...

    Mint, the .459" is not too tight. The resistance is very slight, when cycled through the magazine it is not enough to notice. I only noticed it loading singe rounds at the range. There is no leading...
  11. Thread: Reloading 45-70

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    Mint, Bird is on target with boolit diameter. The...

    Mint, Bird is on target with boolit diameter. The Miroku made 1886's tend to have tight chambers and barrels. Both of my 1886 Brownings slugged at .457". The chamber on the 1886 rifle is tight enough...
  12. Thread: Reloading 45-70

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    I have been reloading 45-70 for over 40 years and...

    I have been reloading 45-70 for over 40 years and it is an easy round to load for. A wide variety of powders and bullets are usable. The 45-70 is actually not a "straight wall" but tapers from the...
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    First white tail deer, a long time ago

    Thought I would share the story of my first deer, a long time ago, 1967. I had been hunting small game with dad since I was six and he had taken me along on some deer hunts since then teaching me to...
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    Forum: Leverguns

    Unique has been around for over 100 years. It's...

    Unique has been around for over 100 years. It's burn rate makes it ideal for mid range handgun rounds in wide variety of calibers. I reckon there is not a standard handgun caliber that you can not...
  15. Thread: Fellow Veterans

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    Forum: Our Town

    Thanks to all the vets and their families. I grew...

    Thanks to all the vets and their families. I grew up in a military family, my father was career US Army. He was drafted for WW2 and went ashore on Omaha beach on D day. Dad also served in Korea and...
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    I will second the Lyman/Gould 457122 HP as likely...

    I will second the Lyman/Gould 457122 HP as likely the best hunting boolit for the 45-70 if the quarry is deer. My most used load is 30 grains of AA5744 with this boolit, however 24-26 grains of 2400...
  17. Thread: Ruger 77 44 mag

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    I also have one of the stainless/synthetic Ruger...

    I also have one of the stainless/synthetic Ruger 77/44's. Light and handy, makes a good woods walking, pig and foul weather deer rifle. That said mine gave me fits trying to get it to group...
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    Can't speak specifically on 38/44 loads but 357...

    Can't speak specifically on 38/44 loads but 357 will pick up 200-500 fps in a carbine over a revolver. Full power loads with slower powders like 2400, H110 gain more than lighter or mid-range loads...
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    Thanks for the link. Looks like the Ballard is...

    Thanks for the link. Looks like the Ballard is similar to the RCBS. Ballard meplat is smaller and has wider grease grooves.
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    Forum: Rimfire Area

    Ruger American rimfire is another good option. It...

    Ruger American rimfire is another good option. It has the advantage IMO of using 10/22 mags, one of the best magazine systems for 22 available. Ruger has stainless/synthetic models available. Another...
  21. Thread: crossno liner

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    Ouch!, $169.00 for a brick of primers. I scored a...

    Ouch!, $169.00 for a brick of primers. I scored a brick of LP ($90) yesterday along with 2 pounds of HP38 to load 45ACP. Looks like components are starting to come back but it is real spotty. With...
  22. Thread: crossno liner

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    crossno liner

    Looking to purchase one of the Crossno liners for my Sharps to get more practice and conserve some of my primer supply. A friend has one installed in his his Sharps so I drove out to his ranch to get...
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    By new I guess a current manufacture by Miroku,...

    By new I guess a current manufacture by Miroku, same company who made the 1886 Browning. My 1886 Browning rifle is very accurate with the Lyman 457193 about 410 grains and the 457122 HP about 340...
  24. 1241fps with a 158 grain from a 4 5/8" barrel,...

    1241fps with a 158 grain from a 4 5/8" barrel, definitely 357mag territory. I would be suspicious of the 38 +P pressure claim propriety powder or not. There is no free lunch so to speak.
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    Forum: Leverguns

    I also have a Browning 1886 rifle with the...

    I also have a Browning 1886 rifle with the crescent butt. I made a leather lace on butt pad that helps a lot. I also made a set of adjustable bench top shooting sticks that I set much higher than...
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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