Finally joined the 45-70 club

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DukeConnor, Sep 24, 2021.

  1. StrawHat

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    The Army actually had three similar loads for the carbines. All were 55 grains of powder under a 405 grain bullet. The first used a roll of cardboard inserted in the case to take up the space and the bullet seated as the rifle cartridge. The case head was stamped with a C for carbine. The next round, also 55/405 used the card wads as a filler, same case head stamp. The third load used the 55/405 but this time the bullet was seated down on the powder. Because it was now visually different from the rifle round, it no longer required the C stamp to distinguish it from the rifle round.

    Kevin
     
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