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Half-Cocked

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I really need one of those. That way I I have to worry about hunting down smokeless powder. Seems like my local gun store has a good supply of pyrodex.

There's always a bottleneck though and at the moment that would be primers.

You got to love those pistol cartridges that also go into rifles like 45 Long Colt.

It's a special era in the transition of firearms and I love firearms history.
 

bronko220002

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I have a Pedersoli 1874 Sharps replica in 45-70. I'm considering loading it up with some BP and 405 gr cast bullets to, 1. see how it shoots them and 2. for nostalgic reasons. I made a drop tube and have all the components. My bullets are my own casting and are sized down to .452 then paper patched.
The only thing holding me back is making sure the rifle is cleaned of all BP fouling after a session.
 

Chick

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I really need one of those. That way I I have to worry about hunting down smokeless powder. Seems like my local gun store has a good supply of pyrodex.
We'll be careful about mentioning BP substitutes on some of the forums that deal in antique single shot rifles. Some of them will act like you kicked the Pope in the boys.
 

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