Anyone loading for the .33 Winchester to use in the Winchester 1886?
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October 3, 2009, 04:02 PM
Welcome to THR, ohiochuck.
I do not load the 33 Win, but here's a link to some loads.
October 3, 2009, 06:13 PM
I don't load for this classic old American cartridge, but based on it's 63 gr ave. case capacity, mild 39,000 cup SAMMI pressure spec, and typical 200 gr bullet - Reloaer 15 and/or H4895 would be powders I'd look to.
There was a time when this was THE premiere cartridge for lever action repeaters. It'll easily take anything in North America up to Carabou.
October 3, 2009, 06:21 PM
I do reload 33 Winchester with 200 grain FNGC lead bullets. They are still available from Hunningtons,com $14.98 per 50 + S$H. Also the headstamped brass is available from graff & sons or you can resize and trim 45-70 brass, I use Winchester with good results.
These are MAX loadings please start 10% low and work up
Max case length 2.105 inches I use 2.100 inches
Max overall length 2.795 inches
I am attempting to find a loading with Trail Boss that will work.
Hope this helped:)
January 29, 2010, 06:56 PM
The Honady Fifth Edition reloding Book has a few .33 Win loads in it on page 435. I have used them in mine and they work OK. I was glad to see the .338 FTX 200 grain bullet come out. I have not used it but look forward to see the results a pointed bullet gets in it. It is te same bullet they use in their "LeverEvolution" ammo. Hawk bukkets out of NewYork also makes them you can find them on line. There are a copy in size and shape of the Honady flat point that was discontinued a few Years ago. You can find them at www. Hawkbullets.com or something like that.
January 30, 2010, 11:17 PM
I just ordered some flextip bullets from Midway USA today we will soon se how good they are.:cool:
January 31, 2010, 12:18 AM
This sounds like a very cool caliber...
February 2, 2010, 10:53 AM
Handloader Issue No. 112 had a nice article: .33 Winchester by Wilf Pyle. Check it out here: