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I have a Handi in this wonderful caliber, 22 inch barrel, pallet wood.

Using Hodgen's Univeral Clays under a 365 grain cast bullet (benched) I got an inch and an eighth three shot group at 100 yards. These loads were using a Remington large pistol primer. Just about 1320 fps. Amazing to watch the chronograph. 1320,1321,1320,1320,1324 and so on. Sheessshh.

I also used the same load with a Lyman 462650 that I cut the gas check off of the mould. The bullet weighs 510 grains, and ran 1110,1110,1110,1109,1110 fps. All five shots into about an inch at 50 yards.

I can see that you guys aren't kidding when you say that this caliber in the Handi tends to shoot well! These rifles sure grow on you.


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It's a Lee custom group buy we did about three years ago on the CastBoolits forum. Nice flat, good crimping groove. With 50/50 wheel weights/pure lead it drops from the mould at.462, nice and fat. My bore is .4575 and I size to .459.


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I've always been told some calibers are inherently more accurate than others and the 45 is certainly one of them. So far as Handi 45-70's go, everyone I know had a shooter right out of the box no matter what they used. Yours is obviously no exception.

The UC load sounds like it would be pretty enjoyable to shoot.
 
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