pet 45-70 load for pedersoli rolling block

lykt*hunt said: I have a buddy trying to work up a load for his rolling block.He has 405gr cast boolets and for powder Unique, IMR3031,4198 and 4895 to choose from.does any one have any suggestions for loads ,he will want to load on the light side. These are for banging gongs not hunting. Thanks in advance

K*rl said: Lymans Cast Bullet handbook is an excellent resource for this - about $25 at WSS. For plinking with a Marlin 1885; I like 43 gr of IMR 3031 behind the RCBS 410 gr FNGC bullet.

d*Bear said: Stay below 29000 for pressures and you will be fine. Lots of good recipies out there if u do the research dB

*nstableryan said: 12 or 13 gr of unique will make a nice light load, it's safe to go a couple more if you want a bit extra.

l*ngknife said: Using a lead cast 405gr.bullet, try 13 grains of Trail Boss powder......the load resembles the old black powder load both in velocity and trajectory....do NOT use Trail Boss in muzzle loading firearms.

K*van said: Tell your buddy to give Black Powder a try if he hasn't already, 45-70s love it. I have two 45-70s and they shoot really well with BP and cast boolits. :D

b*n hunchak said: I agree, soft lead bullets, Black Powder lube and a slightly compressed charge of Black Powder, things don't get much better.

Dm*y said: Yep....compressed FFg under a veg-fiber wad.....

P*thfinder said: I have a buddy trying to work up a load for his rolling block.He has 405gr cast boolets and for powder Unique, IMR3031,4198 and 4895 to choose from.does any one have any suggestions for loads ,he will want to load on the light side. These are for banging gongs not hunting. Thanks in advance With a 405 Cast boolit, Ive used 38.5 gr. of 3031, its a very light fun load for any 45-70 . You can practically hear the bullet trundle down the range :D That load came for Ken Water's pet loads (cast bullet section / safe in all rifles).

lykt*hunt said: Thanks for the info everyone, as usual good stuff here

l*ngknife said: When using black powder, NEVER leave any space between the powder and the bullets....it gets a bit complicated, but try and use a drop tube (available thru Dixie Gun Works) to fill the cartridge with powder, and then a fiber wad over the powder (I use Wonder wads), and then set your seating die to lightly compress the powder when seating the bullet.....

*ndy said: I have a buddy trying to work up a load for his rolling block.He has 405gr cast boolets and for powder Unique, IMR3031,4198 and 4895 to choose from.does any one have any suggestions for loads ,he will want to load on the light side. These are for banging gongs not hunting. Thanks in advance I'll actually answer your question without suggesting that you use different powders or a different gun. :p Those four powders are excellent for 45-70 in a Rolling Block. Stick to "Trapdoor" loads shown here: http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp and here: http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/default.aspx

mwj*nes said: I would reccomend againt bp unless your friend wants to spend hours cleaning the gun after shooting. The bp residue gets into every little nook and cranny. Cleaning the brass will also be a lot more labour intensive.

*ndy said: BP is awesome, it's just not what he asked. More work in some ways, but not as much as many think. There's really nothing like it, and it can be very accurate.

z*ke said: Trailboss




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