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Trapdoor 50-70 exit wound

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by pohill, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. 72coupe

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    As an addendum, I have never annealed a straight walled case in my life.

    I have annealed thousands of bottle necked though.
     
  2. StrawHat

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    I find the recoil of the 50 to be a bit stouter than the 45. As for the second number [90, 110,etc], I stay with the 70s. I would expect as the powder charge increases so will the recoil, in similar rifles.

    Dave, there is a lot of info regarding annealing on the boolit site.
     
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    Recoil of a .50 caliber muzzle-loader shooting ~180 grain ball with 90 grains fff is similar to 12 gage. Have not tried it with 500 + grain bullets.
     
  4. Cosmoline

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    The recoil of the .50-70 out of my roller is not bad even with full 70 grain loads topped with a 500 grain slug. The recoil from the trapdoor carbine firing full power .45-70's is greater. I suspect that's because the carbine is a pound lighter. The Army had lighter carbine loads developed, and I suspect the recoil was a factor.

    But neither of them compare at all to smokeless safari loads. At most they give you a low-velocity shove. I can't speak to the .50-90 or .50-110 because I'm not rich enough ;-)
     
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