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45-70 ball loads with black powder

Posted by Tom Jacobson on Tuesday, 23 August 2016, at 10:43 a.m.

Has anyone loaded 'ball' rounds in their trapdoor? I tried once and used info from Wolfes book to load 2 and 3 ball loads using BP. I used new Starline brass. Problem was the brass split mid length and front half of brass plus the balls went out the barrel to who knows where. It was a jagged break in the brass. After I fired the first load and flipped up the 'trapdoor' I was surprised by only half a case ejecting. I checked the bore for obstructions and found none so fired off a couple more with same result. I must be doing something wrong, DUH.


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