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Re Subsonic jacketed ammo

Posted by John S. on Friday, 17 June 2022, at 12:44 p.m., in response to Subsonic jacketed ammo, posted by Wyatt Boatright on Thursday, 16 June 2022, at 6:53 p.m.

Mr.Boatwrght- Only your lawyer or a good gunsmith can answer that question for YOUR rifle. If it were MY rifle, and I was confident it was in good mechanical condition, I would not hesitate to shoot that ammo in MY rifle. The other guys are giving good advice, but perhaps to a different question. I get the impression you just want to shoot it a few times for fun, and 20 rounds of jacketed ammo will not turn it into a smoothbore or anything. To exactly duplicate the performance of the original rifle and ammo then by all means use some black powder or black powder substitute ammo with lead bullets. If you want to go to the higher levels of serious shooting with a trapdoor, then the Wolfe book and serious hand loading with somewhat harder to find .460 diameter bullets would be much better performers at longer ranges. But, if I wanted some fun at the local 50-100 yard range with one box of ammo, I would go with what you have. Just remember that the trajectory for all .45-70 ammo is pretty extreme compared to modern calibers, so you ability to hit a target will be poor, but once you fire a few rounds you will figure out how low you need to aim to hit things. You can still have fun going for group size, and not worrying about hitting at the point of aim. x x x Again, only your lawyer or a good gunsmith can answer specific safety questions about YOUR rifle and ammo. Enjoy


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