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45-70 necked down to .40?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ohen Cepel, Oct 22, 2005.

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  1. Ohen Cepel

    Ohen Cepel Member

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    Is there such a cartridge? Name? Is it a wildcat or did I just miss it along the way?

    I ask since my Dad recently came across a lot of brass that had been necked down.

    Seems like it could be a good idea.

    Or it might just be a lot of brass that someone only got part of the way through making into something else.

    Any info would be appreciated. My interested is peaked now.

    Thanks,
     
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    .45-70 necked down a little is .40-65. Popular in BPCR because it is easier to get and neck down .45-70 than to find or make .40-70 Sharps.
    A little more makes a .38-56.
    Way more is .33 WCF, last cartridge for the 1886 Winchester.
     
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    Jim,
    Thanks for the info. I found it now, 40-65 Winchester.

    Not so much a hot wildcat but what looks to be a good, fun cartridge.

    I was hoping for something crazy and hot. However, I think the 45-70 loading hot will do the job:D

    Thanks,
     
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