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45-60 Winchester load data

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Buckasaurus, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Buckasaurus

    Buckasaurus New Member

    Jan 28, 2009
    Pacific Northwest
    Any info or suggestions for starter loads in this cal. (will be used in 1876 Chappy)
  2. eastbank

    eastbank Senior Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    i shoot 27grs imr 4198 with a 300gr cast bullet(no filler) for 1200-1300fps in a 1876 made in 1883. its four inches high at 50yds and right on at a 100yds. with your rifle made with modern steel you could go a little higher and also use jacketed bullets. cases are easy to make,shorten 45-70 cases and you may have to thin the rim a little. i took a 45-70 seat-crimp die and had it shortened 3/8 inch(it still can be used on regular 45-70,s) to seat and crimp the 45-60,s. eastbank.
  3. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Senior Elder

    Nov 25, 2006
    Northeast PA, USA
    Reloader's Nest has good data for almost everything you can load.

    AA5744 Load

    4198 Load

    I used almost nothing other than 4198 for my 45-70 ammo until I gave AA5744 a try. I usually stick with time tested powders that are associated closely with a particular caliber but this time I'm making an exception. AA5744 was specifically designed to better fill large Black Powder cases and IMO it works very well. I found it to be an accurate powder that's easy to use. I like it, I like it a lot! (with a 405gr LRNFP bullet)

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