Finally joined the 45-70 club

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

  1. StrawHat

    StrawHat Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    NE Ohio
    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.

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