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50-70 Bullet

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by StrawHat, Apr 11, 2011.

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  1. StrawHat

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    A four cavity mould is going to set you up for a lot of shooting with a .50-70.
    A friend has a Sharps conversion carbine and my recoil tolerance is about proportional to a one cavity mould. Or even a half cavity. Maybe a quarter.
     
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    Jim Watson,

    A four cavity also empties a pot fairly quickly, even a 20 pounder.

    I shoot a 50-70 trapdoor and while I know when I pull the trigger, it doesn't wear me out. I believe the Sharps carbine to be a bit more punishing. When the troopers complianed of the recoil in th e45-70 carbine, the Armory came up with a carbine loaad, (45-55). A similar reduction of powder could benefit the 50-70 carbine.
     
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