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    Default 45-70 boolits

    I got a lee 405 grain 45-70 mould for my Pedersolli trap door. Cast a few the other day and powder coated them today. I think i accidentally mixed green and blue but who cares.


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    Looks good. I use a Lee 405 gr. hb with trapdoor loads around here. 1/2ww and 1/2 pb sized with BAC lube.
    They work.
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    These are the solid base. are you using black or smokeless?

    i intend to load these with smokeless reduced loads, probably unique, red dot and trailboss.

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    Smokeless, 5744 & 2400.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cephas View Post
    Smokeless, 5744 & 2400.
    thx

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    I can quite literally smell this thread. Good shooting boys...

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    Looks great. Trail boss is my go to load for 405's.

    13 grain in my marlin lever gun. Can barely feel them kick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DucatiRon View Post
    Looks great. Trail boss is my go to load for 405's.

    13 grain in my marlin lever gun. Can barely feel them kick.
    I shot some of your trapdoor loads at a group shoot. It got me interested in 45-70.

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    My 1888 Trapdoor needed bullets sized .462. Commercial 500gr cast bullets are generally sized .457. When fired , I could hear a 'fluttering' noise , and the bullet that were hitting the target were hitting sideways.

    Sized .462 , I was getting 3-4in groups at 100yds with 60gr GOEX CTG-grade BP..
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    My 1888 (made in 1890) has a bore that slugs at .463". I have been paper-wrapping .458s. Register tape is .002". Wrapped and lubed, works well. I have a little IMR 4759 yet. What a shame it's discontinued.
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