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by Hank
Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:47 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON To buy or not to buy...Browning BPCR 45-70
RepliesCOLON 56
ViewsCOLON 19613

Hey Chris, She's cool. Goin' on 39 years together. She's seen it all and never gives me any trouble. 'Cept the time I drove by the house with a strange chippy on the back of the HD. Got a fist upside the haid for that one...That was the last time I tried that and that was 38 years ago. Been shootin'...
by Hank
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:55 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON To buy or not to buy...Browning BPCR 45-70
RepliesCOLON 56
ViewsCOLON 19613

If this message is garbled it's 'cause I'm gettin' "screeched" . We're in a blizzard. The horses are pissed 'cause I ain't been out to feed 'em. The wife's off with the girls, so I'm gettin' looped. I won't touch my guns... The picture of an old 40-65 round in " Cartridges Of The World" sure looks l...
by Hank
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:47 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Soon, it will finally be here!!!
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 3426

Chris,

Where's the 45-90?

Hank
by Hank
Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:27 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Bands and lube grooves
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 1315

Bands and lube grooves

Here we go again. All things being the same; cal. .40, bullet length(1.3"),nose shape(flat), weight(400gr), where all the lube grooves are inside the case and all the bands are the same diameter: 1)Is there any advantage to a base band that is longer than the other 4 or 5 or 6 bands? 2)Lube groove d...
by Hank
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:05 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Black Powder Efficiency-Thinking Out Loud
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 6424

Good info from all. Thank you.Yesterday I took the old gun out and walked around the edge of the field and in the woods as if I was hunting . Shot a couple of pine trees from 50 and 60 yrds. offhand as if I was shooting deer. That's the distance that most of my shots at deer have ever been. Huge dif...
by Hank
Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:04 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Black Powder Efficiency-Thinking Out Loud
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 6424

I know, I know. You're right. I'm just a little gun shy. I started out with the 45-70 and then went to a 40-65 and loved it. Then had a 45-90. Then had to be a big shot and built a 50-140. 450 gr bullet over 130+grs Fg. Hurt. Went to a 300 grainer over about 140grs Fg and 3# of lead in the stock. Hu...
by Hank
Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:53 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Black Powder Efficiency-Thinking Out Loud
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 6424

Yeah, that 300gr 45 cal bullet is pretty small. Would probably work in a 1 in 60 twist. The first single shot I had was a 45-70 high wall and when I started reloading I bought 300 gr bullets. I was in express mode and wanted fast, flat BP cartridges for hunting(I learned that's a relative concept). ...
by Hank
Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:14 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Black Powder Efficiency-Thinking Out Loud
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 6424

Black Powder Efficiency-Thinking Out Loud

Two 45-70 cartridges: one loaded with 70 grs BP and a 300 grain bullet and one loaded with 70 grs BP and a 400 grain bullet, everything exactly the same but for the weight of the bullets (and the length). Because of inertia and friction it'll probably take longer for the heavy bullet to reach it's t...
by Hank
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:10 am
ForumCOLON Rifles and Shooting Accessories
TopicCOLON Winchester Highwall Cal. Markings
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 2248

You're welcome, Gene. I'm trying to remember if the stampings from 1887 are the same style. Maybe somebody else with an 1887 gun will let us know.

Hank
by Hank
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:30 am
ForumCOLON Rifles and Shooting Accessories
TopicCOLON Winchester Highwall Cal. Markings
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 2248

better pic cal 45-70

Better one

Image
by Hank
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:24 am
ForumCOLON Rifles and Shooting Accessories
TopicCOLON Winchester Highwall Cal. Markings
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 2248

Here's one from 1886. #814
by Hank
Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:24 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON 40-65 long
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 3766

Mostly, it's a mental hang up. For me, it'd be like driving my Chevy with a Ford engine under the hood. Then I guess I figure it would cost more. After buying the barrel, threading it, four dovetails and chamber, I'd have less in an original rebore. I've found five or six barrels over the last coupl...
by Hank
Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:12 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON 40-65 long
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 3766

Dan, It's funny you brought this up. That gun and barrel is gone as of three days ago. I did try some 370 gr FP bullets and they stabilized. Perfect, round holes at 100, 200 and 300 yrds. But it bothered me 'cause I knew I didn't really have enough twist. Now I can start over. I'll find me an origin...
by Hank
Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:52 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Uberti
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 2573

Circuit Rider, Just this week I bought a used Cimarron(Uberti),1860 Army Richards-Mason conversion in .44 Colt. It's one solid, well made little gun. Beautiful finish everywhere. As Buffshooter said, the grips are too pretty, but that'll change with use. With Black Hills ammo (230 gr FN bullet) I go...
by Hank
Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:17 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON 40-65 long
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 3766

MB, Yep, that was my goal. A flat shooter, relatively speaking. But I guess the best accuracy comes from lobbing those big, heavy bullets out there. I think I should practice more at the range with the 45-70. It was made in 1886 but has a 1 in 18 twist. I should be able to use a 400-500 gr bullet an...