Leverevolution Ammo


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Norminator
February 15, 2013, 01:03 PM
After 25 years of reasonably cautious reloading practices, I must say that
the leverevolution ammo strikes me as a little hot. The 45-70 ammo has
a warning not to use in the older rifles, but the .35 ammo has no warning.
Does anyone know if it is considered safe in the old Remington 141's?
Norm

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kanook
February 15, 2013, 01:23 PM
smokeless powder has been around since 1893.

The Remington 141 since 1936. I'm betting it's safe, believing that the firearm is in good shooting condition

Spammy_H
February 15, 2013, 02:17 PM
+1 on kanook's comment. Since the .45-70 gov't was originally a black powder gun, the older "black powder" models might not be made as strong as those made after .45-70 ammo started being produced with smokeless powder.

The other lever-action rifle calibers that I can think of (.30-30 Win, .35 Rem, etc.) are all smokeless-developed cartridges, and therefore wouldn't have that potential issue.

Norminator
February 15, 2013, 08:19 PM
My 141 has a 4 digit serial number. I'm thinking it may be closer to 1937 than 1950. Anyone else out there still use one for deer hunting.

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