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« on: November 01, 2017, 08:08:58 pm »


I have an original trapdoor carbine, a gunsmith has verified it is safe to use.  Any recommendations on commercial ammunition which is safe to run through it?  I don't reload (yet) and I would like to use it for side matches.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 08:54:59 pm »

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/860270/black-hills-cowboy-action-ammunition-45-70-government-405-grain-lead-flat-nose-box-of-20
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 08:56:28 pm »

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/162177/hsm-cowboy-action-ammunition-45-70-government-405-grain-hard-cast-flat-nose-triple-lube-groove-box-of-20
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 08:57:30 pm »

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/605645/ultramax-cowboy-action-ammunition-45-70-government-405-grain-lead-flat-nose-box-of-20
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 09:00:00 pm »

These are all Black Powder equivalent loadings with all lead 405 grain bullets.  I would avoid jacketed ammunition in your carbine.

You really need to reload, and the Trapdoor shoots it's best with Black Powder.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 11:47:14 pm »

I do plan to re load, but I am still learning  Cheesy
Thanks for the input though!
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 12:02:04 pm »

I had good luck with the one box of Blackhills cowboy that I used at cowboy distances.

Here's the book you need:

http://www.4570products.info/Digital-CopyLoading-Cartridges-for-the-Original-45-70-digitalbook.htm
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http://www.4570products.info/Loading-Cartridges-for-Original-45-70-Springfield-1.htm

I've always been pleased with this supplier:
https://www.buffaloarms.com/
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