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    for what the 45-70 can do, a guy took a marlin...

    for what the 45-70 can do, a guy took a marlin 45-70 to africa, along with a boatload of GARRETT HARD CAST BOOLITS, AND SHOT ALL THE BIG 5. Took em all, no problem, in fact shot a big bull,...
  2. Forum: Cast Boolits

    250 grain lead round nose flat point boolits

    can I use the same load, 6.3 grains of bullseye powder for a 250 grain round nose flat point as for a 250 grain swc both being lead boolits?
    As long as I keep the oal length with the limit for 45...
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    just is a pain pulling bullets with a so called...

    just is a pain pulling bullets with a so called kinetic bullet puller have to pound all the time , re do the whole sizing and everything else but am retired and all i have is time I guess, ...
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    the two guns I have, 1 is commander size, and...

    the two guns I have, 1 is commander size, and the other is full size with 5 inch barrel
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    pirate 69, do you think that 5.3 grains is too...

    pirate 69, do you think that 5.3 grains is too much, I can pull the bullets and start over , other data I see is 4.2 and 4.3 starting out, I do not want to hurt the guns, or myself.
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    I still think tomorrow will load two more boxes...

    I still think tomorrow will load two more boxes with a slightly lower charge to see what happens
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    I was looking at the hornady reloading manual and...

    I was looking at the hornady reloading manual and it shows a 5.3 grains of bullseye as a starting load for a 200 grain round nose bullet. I will fire a couple and if they are too hot will cut...
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    200 grain round nose lead boolits

    I have made 7 dummy rounds, ran them thru my two pistols and the fed great. took the barrels out and the rounds sit in the end of the barrel and look like they are supposed too.
    If they feed...
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    I would like to thank you all for your info. I...

    I would like to thank you all for your info. I remember a couple years ago, my deceased brother had a springfield armory 9 mm 1911 could not get it to work with his cast bullets. He had been...
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    I have cleaned and replaced all my springs and...

    I have cleaned and replaced all my springs and followers with new shooting star springs and followers since I last used them. They all work fine with factory ammo. Is just my reloads. ...
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    45 acp lead boolits

    I loaded up some cast boolits, round nose flat top. Had no pressure signs, no pierced primers, no bulged cases, but four cartridges messed up case rims, failed to feed, some worked ok, ...
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    the prowley computer I works like a slide rule, ...

    the prowley computer I works like a slide rule, and in fact it came in 2 different slides. I have not used it in years. But when took the course then started reloading for 45-70, worked...
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    prowley computer

    I was reading some posts about the prowley computer, did not know there was an on line edition, but took an old correspondence course years ago, north american correspondence course in...
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    was looking at an interesting bullet from Matts...

    was looking at an interesting bullet from Matts bullets, was a 240 grain 452 inch bullet, would like some but can not find any loading data for that bullet. Any one got any ideas?
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    I have had in the past a COLT SAA that I...

    I have had in the past a COLT SAA that I purchased in 1977, I sold it, have also shot RUGER BLACKHAWK, UBERTI SAA BISLEY , NOW HAVE A UBERTI EL PATRON, and that is my favorite 45 to shoot. ...
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    Poll: I have three of those 45 calibers as favorites. ...

    I have three of those 45 calibers as favorites. Among revolvers is 1st , last, and always 45 colt. My two granddads told me was no such thing as 45 long colt. Is strictly 45 colt. They both...
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    I live in Mobile, AL, and while at one time ...

    I live in Mobile, AL, and while at one time 45-70 was common, not so much any more. The deer are really small around here, in fact when I used to work at night, I would see some, and at...
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    Have to check out the starline brass. I did not...

    Have to check out the starline brass. I did not know they made 45-70 brass. My brother who passed away at the end of March, always said starline was as close as you could bet to match brass, ...
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    Forum: Leverguns

    I have a Henry 45-70 lever, and even though...

    I have a Henry 45-70 lever, and even though have never micked it, it sure looks like a Marlin. And the new ones with the loading gate definitely look like Marlins. The Henry company told...
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    I meant about 5 or 6 boxes not 54 boxes, ...

    I meant about 5 or 6 boxes not 54 boxes, sometimes fingers get all confused as I am typing
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    I was given some of the hornady funky bullets...

    I was given some of the hornady funky bullets for 45-70 but all I ever loaded was regular bullets. I was told could not load the funky pointed bullets in regular cases and that is all I have. ...
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    lyman dies

    Does anyone know what the letters and numbers on the end panel of a set of lyman dies means?

    I am looking at purchasing a set of dies that reads 45 colt DLX XII 7549104 I have been told...
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    by oldbear1950
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    In 1983-1986, I had both a RUGER #1, and a...

    In 1983-1986, I had both a RUGER #1, and a Marlin 1895. In the mountains and alder brush of Kodiak, ALASKA the #1 was easier to carry, but the Marlin carried ok, and I did like the extra...
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    by oldbear1950
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    Now with the Henry 45-70, and the Winchester...

    Now with the Henry 45-70, and the Winchester 1886 and the Italian copies of the 1886, all in 45-70, is a lot more to choose from. Back in the 1970s and 1980s was not much to choose from.
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    by oldbear1950
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    45-70 been a favorite of mine for a long time. ...

    45-70 been a favorite of mine for a long time. when I was stationed in Alaska, fish and game up there recommended two guns, the Marlin 45-70, and a 12 guage pump with slugs. Both for bears
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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