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Old October 13, 1999, 03:30 PM   #1
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This might be a dumb question, but is there a highly expandable (a la Black Talon) bullet that would work well in a 45-70? It's not that you'd really need one, but the effect would be cool. I've shot regular hollowpoints, but if there's something better....

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Old October 15, 1999, 02:39 PM   #2
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I don't think one is made......basic H.P. only (but i've been wrong before).
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Old October 16, 1999, 10:18 AM   #3
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What you are asking for is a custom bullet. I am sure on of Corbin's faithful would make it for you -- at some considerable cost. ( for list). Ole 45/70 just doesn't have the velocity to make full weight do anything fancy but who needs fancy when it will put a 1/2 inch hole from end to end of almost any game animal? OR you could use the pistol bullets. It is a pain getting the .452's to stay in a cased sized to hold a .457/.458 bullet. (turn down the neck expander ball...) but then you get the velocities for the unusual... maybe 50% more than the hotest common handgun loads except the Casull... !! good luck.
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Old October 17, 1999, 08:31 PM   #4
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Thanks! I haven't gotten a reloading set that will work with the 45-70 yet, but when I do I'll let you know how they work.
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Hey!... Wasn't I s'posed to bequeth a rock chucker or sumpin' 2U?
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