My dad has an 1866 trapdoor Springfield that he wants to shoot. The gun is a 50-70.
Does anyone out there reload for this? I would appreciate any guidance on where the best place is to get dies, casings, and bullet molds relevant to this cartridge.
Any other pertinent information would be appreciated.
If you enjoyed reading about "50-70 Reloading Options" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
August 26, 2003, 04:24 PM
Have you tried Dixie Gun Works? They have quite a bit of black powder acoutrements! A web search should bring up their site.
August 27, 2003, 11:58 AM
Yes, I have. But I have not been able to find what I need on their site. Perhaps I do not know all its intricacies. I will keep trying.
Thanks very much.
August 27, 2003, 01:15 PM
Slick you can by the brass from Midway, and Lyman makes an appropriate mould (I can't remeber the mould #). I have used Accurate XMP5744 powder and goex 2Fg as well as pyrodex. I have a 2nd model Allin conversion as well as a Remington Rolling block and shoot them fairly often.
August 27, 2003, 01:16 PM
I forgot to add that you can get dies from RCBS, and Lyman both of which are available from Midway.
August 28, 2003, 11:30 AM
is the best source of supplies for BPCR.
Brass, dies, even bullets.
If you or Dad don't already cast bullets, they sell bullets cast from 20:1 lead:tin and lubricated with SPG black powder lube. If he only wants to fire it on "ceremonial occasions" that will be a lot less expensive than tooling up to cast from scratch.
August 28, 2003, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the information from everyone. I'm working on it, and will eventually announce results.
August 31, 2003, 05:04 PM
Slick-- in case you have not been to these sites, you will find them usefull: