I do have a positive suggestion
On the Contenders (see - I capitalized this)
- unless I don't remember correctly - the bbl. group doesn't seal the breech, but there is a small gap there and headspace is fixed with the head of cartridge protruding, slightly. If I've remembered correctly, over-sizing bottleneck cases would give this problem - of course, with the 45-70 it's rimmed so that wouldn't be true!
Concerning guns (all kinds) all of us have our likes and dislikes - like women -- UH! - I like all of those, blondes, redheads, brunettes - I see I've given too much information (I'm 70 this summer). But- I've got a 20 year-old mind.
Wife and I laying in bed the other night - everything quiet and peaceful - that is until she turned to me and quietly said, "I didn't know I'd end up with a sex maniac." I was shocked!
So long, guys Harry B.