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Old November 7, 2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Uberti 1866 .44-40 w/holy black....

How many rounds can a feller run through one before he has problems in the action from residue? I shot 150 rounds this weekend with virtually no fouling in the action- most I've done at one time. 3F Swiss also seem to have more "umph" than my Goex loads I've tried in the past- only a bit noticeable.

This is the first time I've ever run much over a box at once through it.
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Old November 7, 2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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Most of the fouling and deposits stay forward of the breech & action in a BP cartridge rifle.
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Old November 7, 2012, 07:44 PM   #3
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The thin neck on the 44-40 expands to chamber size and keeps fouling out of the action. Straight walled cases like .45 Colt aren't as clean. You can leave a fired 44-40 case in the chamber while cleaning and you still won't get any fouling in the action. I never tear my 44-40 Rossi 92 down for cleaning.
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Old November 7, 2012, 11:57 PM   #4
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I've put over 1700 BP and 200 grain big lube bullet rounds through my 44-40 '66 carbine so far this year. I haven't torn it down yet, and it's still running smoothly. Only maintenance has been to clean the bore and chamber after a match.

On a similar note, I have a 44-40 Henry that I shot for three years before I took the side plates off. It wasn't really necessary.
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Old November 8, 2012, 12:59 PM   #5
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I haven't had the side plates off of my 1866 this year. Don't remember exactly when I tore it down last.
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