Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by WonderDavid!, Jan 21, 2015.
Another +1 for starline. If it isn't in stock, get on the notification list.
They're in Alaska. Shipping was fast, considering their location.
The Hornady component brass is the correct length for normal 45-70 loading.
Thanks, I'll pm it to you.
capacity differences between Starline, Remington and W-W brass. Hornady as well.
It may not matter for the level you choose to load at, but then again, it sure might.
Thanks for letting me know. 100 ordered plus bobinoregon's donation and the pre-loads I got for hunting last season should set me up for a long while. I heard you can reload straight walls many times, is this true?
For the most part yes, it's true. It's not unheard of to get 20-30 reloads on 45-70 brass. Just compare it to the .38 Special. I have well over 40 reloads on 1200 pieces of Remington .38 Special brass. I have heard of and seen .38 Special brass which was loaded so many times the headstamp is almost worn clean off. If you load Trapdoor pressure loads for the 45-70 you will generate pressures similar to standard .38 Special loads to just barely over .38 Special +P loads.
Happy to help and glad you got some ordered.
If you are shooting a lever action you'll need to resize the full length so that will work the brass more which will effect the life of the casing. A good case lube helps and I am a fan of the Imperial sizing die wax.
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