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Re: ammo

Posted by dick hosmer on Wednesday, 9 April 2014, at 2:38 p.m., in response to Re: ammo, posted by John (S) on Monday, 7 April 2014, at 4:56 p.m.

Another rule of thumb, if the box label is unclear. 500 grain bullets were dropped by the major manufacturers a LONG time ago. Most of what you will find from the last 60 years will be 405 grain jacketed, and was almost always intended for the TD. If the bullets are 300 grain, from THAT period, you need to pay attention because that was the "hotter" load, intended for the Winchester 1886, etc.

Nowadays, there are a myriad of niche manufacturers, whose labels need to be watched, because the answer that was good for so many years is no longer as all-inclusive as it once was. You can now obtain, at retail, very light (Cowboy action) loads, BP loads, and also some stout loads above the old SAAMI standards. It's a much bigger, better market for the shooter, but more attention does need to be paid to the details.


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