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reloading

Posted by Rich Crouthamel on Thursday, 21 August 2014, at 10:01 p.m.

I acquired an 1884 Trapdoor rifle. Gunsmith checked it. I got a new breechblock and Buffington sight from Al Frasca. I bought 2 boxes of Winchester cowboy ammo, and it shoots them fairly well. I bought a Lee Loader in 45-70. The bullets I got are .459 diameter in the 405 gr. lead. Reloaded ten rounds using Hodgdon 4895 powder. They shoot Ok. Is the .459 the correct diameter for these guns? When I seat the bullet, a thin slice of lead is shaved from the bullet. Any advice on powder and bullets would be appreciated.

Rich Crouthamel 1884 Springfield fan


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