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There was a death reported due to the blow up of a 1895 Remington Lee
in New Jersey. Supposedly this happened back in the summer. Has any one heard any details?
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From what I read this happened to an individual who worked at Sarco (gun parts) in New Jersey. It did happen during the summer and Sarco did have some details on their site. I do not remember the exact details.
 

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Lesson:

Low density loads of Unique aren't a good idea.

I've seen a modern 45-70 that I am 99+% certain was not overloaded with a ruptured barrel. Rember, Berthelot used a powder similar to this in some of his experiments with pressure waves in and out of phase in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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I found some information by searching at the Accurate Reloading Forums.
I don't know if the information was correct but it mentioned Unique as one of the powders used.
I have shot hundreds of .45/70 loads with this powder. I view all cases for the correct charge before seating a bullet. The rifles I use Unique in are not antiques either.
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