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« on: March 05, 2012, 11:44:02 pm »


I was wondering the other day, if anyone has tried using a .40/75 chambering in the 1876 (like a wildcat caliber) or weather the pressure would be to much of the action? I thought perhaps this would give the .40 cal. bullet a lot flatter trajectory verses the 45/75  caliber.............Any thoughts Gents?
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 06:36:21 pm »

I was wondering the other day, if anyone has tried using a .40/75 chambering in the 1876 (like a wildcat caliber) or weather the pressure would be to much of the action? I thought perhaps this would give the .40 cal. bullet a lot flatter trajectory verses the 45/75  caliber.............Any thoughts Gents?

Interesting idea.  The cost of a custom chamber reamer, and custom dies might break your piggy bank, however! Cheesy  As for the action, no problem. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 07:43:50 pm »

Wouldn't the barrel also need to be sleeved (or replaced) ?
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 07:48:03 pm »

Grizz thanks! I was just kicking it around a little bit and figured I would try to make it shoot a little flatter and use it hunting deer. I have a gunsmith who is going to rebarrel an 1886 rifle for me, from 45/70 to the 50/110 caliber, which I want to use on blacakbear. Then again I like to keep things original on this 1876 model for the sake of historyk, so I'll just stick with the 50/95 and keep the extra money for smithing work in my pocket.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 08:44:13 am »

May be easier, and cheaper, to find a .40-60 1876 and have it rebored to .40-75, wont have to buy a barrel then. AND, youll have another gun!!! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 08:03:46 pm »

Er,,, I really didnt mean rebore, I meant to say rechambered!! Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 01:44:38 am »

Er,,, I really didnt mean rebore, I meant to say rechambered!! Shocked

Heck, evo, we knew what you meant! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 07:24:51 am »

Griz, just checkin to see if you still read my posts!!
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