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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-28-2004, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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my shooting pard got a pretty good deal on a browning bpcr the other day
it is a 40-65 and he nor i know very much abt that caliber. any of you know anything or of a source of info on this thing yall let me know
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-28-2004, 05:18 PM
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Yes, I have two of these. One is a .40-65 and the other is the Marlin equivalent, the .4060 Marlin. (They are interchangeable cartridges)
The .40-65 is basically a necked down .45-70 case. It was introduced in 1887 for the 1886 Winchester. Basically a copy of Marlin's earlier .40-60, it uses bullets in the 260-320 grain weight. Muzzle velocites are in the 1400-1700 fps range, with muzzle energy in the 1160-1700 range.
Most powders that work well in the .45-70, also work well in the .40-65, but of course at different load ranges. 5744 and 3031 work well, as of course does good old blackpowder. Bullets are usually in the .406-.408" size, but your friend will need to slug the bore for the correct size bullet.
Hope this helps.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-28-2004, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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hey thanks marlinman for the reply
what brand rifle is your 40-65??
is it a pretty accurate round??
thanks again
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