bp loaded cartridges

Discussion of BPCR loading techniques, SAFETY, Case Cleaning and Prep, Indexing, BP Choice, Primers, Wads, Compression, Drop Tubes, Vibration, Load Testing, etc.
56 kodiak shooter
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bp loaded cartridges

Post by 56 kodiak shooter » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:16 pm

how long can loaded cartridges set before firing, aweek, month, year

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Re: bp loaded cartridges

Post by Brent » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:55 pm

A couple of years and counting - decades or centuries I would guess.
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Kurt
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Re: bp loaded cartridges

Post by Kurt » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:54 pm

As long as the primer will spark

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Re: bp loaded cartridges

Post by SgtDog0311 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:29 pm

I had a similar question but mostly geared to the exposed lube in bullets seated with two or three showing?

George Babits
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Re: bp loaded cartridges

Post by George Babits » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:25 pm

My first black powder cartridge rifle was a "factory reconditioned" Argentine Remington rolling block ($14.95). I bouught 200 rounds of original 43 Spanish ammunition for $5/100 and 90% of them went off just fine. That ammunition would have had to been at least 70 years old. I was also shooting my great grand father's Remington New Model 44 C&B with original powder and caps at about the same time (1960 or so).

The only thing I have seen with my reloads is that sometimes the lube gets a little dry when exposed.

George

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Re: bp loaded cartridges

Post by Singleshot S.A. » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:14 pm

I recently pestered a friend of mine to come back to shooting.
He brought some old 45 / 70 BP loads up to the Range to get rid of so he could re load them.
They were ten years old. No problems there.

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