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New 1886 Down Under

#1 Post by crs » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:56 am

I helped post the following picture and information on the subject thread to make it available to the Aussie owner of a new Miroku 1886 .45-70 .
As is normal, he has had some interesting learning experiences with the new rifle.
With careful bullet selection, in an 1886 rifle, the 45/70 can equal the 45/90 and, to my mind at least, provide greater flexibility.
Starting from the LHS

45/70 with cast 415gr HP GC
45/70 with Saeco No. 019 cast GC (478gr)
45/70 with Lyman 462560 GC (545gr)
45/70 (Hornady case) North Fork 450gr CPS
45/90 with RCBS 45-500 FNGC (520gr)
45/90 with Hornady 350gr FN

All the bullets in the 45/70 cases above have a diameter of approx. 0.450" ahead of the cannelure. They can be crimped into the cannelure for an OAL of approx. 2.8" or less. They fit a factory, no throat 45/70 chamber and cycle with ease through the 1886 action.

For those interested, here is a link to the thread on Accurate Reloading: ... 2521057042
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