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Old 06-24-2018, 02:07 PM
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Has anyone on here messed with paper patching cast bullets for their .45-70? I've just started playing with this idea. I loaded up a batch to take out tomorrow. I sized some 405 grain .458" bullets down to .451" and patched them with linen paper and ran the patched bullets through my .457" sizer die.
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:29 PM
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How did it work out ????
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:15 AM
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How did it work out ????
Haven't been out yet. Working on a load combo for my .45 muzzleloader.
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Sweet...I finally found a load my Pedersoli 1874 Sharps likes. 49.0 gr of IMR4064 under a 405 gr cast and paper patched bullet. Impending rain kept me form shooting any distance with it but the shots I did take were very promising. Three shots at 55 yards with the iron sights punched paper for a group 0.75" C-C. I can't wait to get some decent weather to shoot at some steel at extended ranges with it.
Yesterday was gorgeous but I spent the day with two other instructors teaching a Hunter-Trapper Safety Ed course.
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Can't beat that especially with Iron Sights and OUR OLD EYES! GRIN
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:38 AM
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Can't beat that especially with Iron Sights and OUR OLD EYES! GRIN
Thanks Ed. I tried those same bullets in my .45 ML but they were horrible. It could have been the hardness, the lube, or even the length. I'm hoping it was the lube because I pan lubed them with Lyman bullet lube and there was a good deal of excess on the bullets. They were already sized to .451 and I didn't think of running them thru the sizer again to give them a nice uniform lube. I have about 20 more that I can try again. Maybe this week sometime.
What lube do you use for your 350s.
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