3F Swiss in the 45/70

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3F Swiss in the 45/70

Post by Splattersmith » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:11 pm

In the recent BP Magazine I noticed a lot of Texans were using 3F Swiss in the 45/70 to shoot sillouette. Is this a new trend, a local thing or something else? Everyone aroud here uses 1.5, 2 or Goex. Just wondering why the Texas 3F overload, or was it something I just now noticed?

Can anyone recommend some tested 3f Swiss loads to experiment with in the 45/70 and whether it might be a worthwhile use of somewhat limited available time?
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Re: 3F Swiss in the 45/70

Post by shooter37 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:16 pm

From Texas

Try a 540 Gr. Brooks Creedmore style with 63 gr. 3F Swiss. Br2 primers and fibre 030 wad...

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Re: 3F Swiss in the 45/70

Post by Ranch 13 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:41 am

Using 3f in the 45-70 you get the same velocity with less powder than when using larger powder. Higher pressure due to the fine kernels may or may not result in less fouling than with heavier charges of larger kernel powder.
Trying different load combinations is never a "waste" of time. Always something to be learned/?gained from experimenting.

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Re: 3F Swiss in the 45/70

Post by Bozon » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:41 am

shooter37 wroteCOLONFrom Texas

Try a 540 Gr. Brooks Creedmore style with 63 gr. 3F Swiss. Br2 primers and fibre 030 wad...
I will give it a try but must substitute the Sagebrush Creedmore for the Brooks. Can't make much difference. Got everything else.
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Re: 3F Swiss in the 45/70

Post by DRCook » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:23 am

The "Sagebrush Creedmore" is in all actuality a "Paul Jones Creedmore" bullet. The "Brooks Creedmore" is a copy of the Paul Jones design. Says so on his website. Either will shoot great.
And unless we asked Harlan directly whether his bullets came from an actual Paul Jones mould, or one from Steve Brooks, we will never know. I have moulds here at the house from both mould makers and they both shoot great

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