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Re: 45-70 ball loads with black powder

Posted by frontierwest on Tuesday, 30 August 2016, at 8:38 p.m., in response to Re: 45-70 ball loads with black powder, posted by D. Miller on Sunday, 28 August 2016, at 1:58 p.m.

well if your shooting 457's there is some of the problem.. least for who ever is going to shoot them. The old guns mostly need something 459/460 in size. 457's will keyhole (normal 405 grain)about every time. Now in a repo gun probably OK, but not in any original I've ever shot, and have shot my fair share. The problem with a 457 is its undersized, and would not hit the broad side of a barn!

john


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