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Thread: What was the smallest bore that was based around the 45-70 brass.

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    Boolit Master greywuuf's Avatar
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    What was the smallest bore that was based around the 45-70 brass.

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    Boolit Master Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
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    38/56 Winchester Express.
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    Boolit Grand Master Outpost75's Avatar
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    Not BP, but .33 Winchester IIRC was derived from the .45-70 case
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    Boolit Master
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    For a rimmed cartridge, the 33 WCF, showed up in the 1886 Winchester and might be the smallest. I have always believed that the 284 Win might have started out as a 45-70 as the head diameter is the same, turn off the rim and neck down to 7mm gives the 284 Win.. I do not really believe it was a ' BRAND NEW' creation. ? ? ?

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