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:D :D Hey i need some help was looking over my lyman reloading manual and found something for the .45-70, the loads were soething like 56grns.2ffg black powder and a wad, were can find this wad or is it neccary , i believe the loading is with a 325 grn. laed bullte might be heaver, dont remember off hand, the velosities were real interesting just 3o feet less than uniqe i think but produced something like 8,000 or 10,000 cup pressure, thought that it was interesting , i'm just courius about the wading and how to make it of purchase it.
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Kevin, if your looking to buy wads, Cabelas has them as does http://www.circlefly.com. You can make your own from paper milk cartons (best in my opinion) gasket material or beer (or soda) cartons, by sharpening the edge of an empty piece of brass and cutting them yourself



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Kevin

Check out Buffalo Arms, they'll have everything you need, and be able to answer your questions too. Everyone there, I believe, loads and shoots BP. At least, no one I've asked had to pass my question on to anyone else. Their prices are good, too.

Your basic black powder load is simple, it's a case full of powder with primer, a wad to protect the base of the bullet, and the bullet seated for your rifle.

You won't be able to get 70 grains of powder in the 45-70 case, those loads were developed with the old balloon headed cases that could hold more. You don't have to worry about pressures, just fill the case up to or just beyond where the base of the bullet will be, compress if using Goex, and seat your bullet. Leave no air space. If you compress, add more powder to full the case to the base of the bullet.

Buffalo Arms is at www.buffaloarms.com or (208)263-6953.
 

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:D :D Thanks shrink and butler ford,going togive those folks at bufflo
arms a ring.
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Be sure and ask 'em about that book by Spence & Pat Wolfe, on the "original Loads for the Springfiedl Trapdoor" I've found those loads not only shoot good in my TD, but also in my Sharps. I use the mil spec load calling for the 405 Grn. RR
 
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