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Old October 7, 2021, 02:37 AM   #12
ligonierbill
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Lyman does not list a 45-60 smokeless load. The Winchester 1876 for which that round was developed used a toggle link action similar to the 1873, but strengthened. It is not as strong as the later 1886. Stay with black powder. My loading notes indicate that I could easily fit 60 grains into the modern cases I had. Many modern cases have lower capacity than their balloon head ancestors. A 300 grain bullet (got mine from Buffalo Arms) over 60 gr FFg is no mouse fart load.
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