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Offline Darth Holliday

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56-50 Basic Question
« on: April 21, 2019, 05:25:38 pm »
I am about to purchase a Taylor & Company (Chiappa) Spencer...I opted for a 56-50 after reading this forum but have two questions I cannot seem to find an answer to from this decade...If someone has the same carbine can you tell me what the bore size is as I cannot find any documentation from Taylor advising...My second question, (hopefully my last) is there a place/vendor in which to purchase bullets from which I would assume is 350 grain RNFP  ??  I dont have the equipment to mold my own...If I have to, then Ill purchase the 45LC, but its a Cimmaron...(sp)...Thanks in advance...
« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 05:27:12 pm by Darth Holliday »

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Re: 56-50 Basic Question
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 06:56:09 pm »
Hi Darth,

One source for Spencer bullets would be  Buffalo Arms - try this link:
https://www.buffaloarms.com/512-350-grain-fn-quality-hand-cast-lead-bullets-20-1-spg-lubed-box-of-50-512350

Last time I checked the groove diameter on a Spencer 56-50 reproduction by Armi Sport is . 512/.515 groove diameters will vary with 56-50 models.

I'm sure other members of SSS will indicate more information.

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Re: 56-50 Basic Question
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 07:39:08 pm »
Hi Darth,

One source for Spencer bullets would be  Buffalo Arms - try this link:
https://www.buffaloarms.com/512-350-grain-fn-quality-hand-cast-lead-bullets-20-1-spg-lubed-box-of-50-512350

Last time I checked the groove diameter on a Spencer 56-50 reproduction by Armi Sport is . 512/.515 groove diameters will vary with 56-50 models.

I'm sure other members of SSS will indicate more information.

Two Flints

  That is a HUGE help....Thank you very much....

Offline Coal Creek Griff

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Re: 56-50 Basic Question
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 08:51:59 pm »
My bore slugs at .511. I haven't bought bullets for it, but if you decide to start casting your own, I have a mold recommendation. Also, I strongly advise against Lyman reloading dies and suggest RCBS as giving more satisfactory results.

These topics have been discussed at length in these pages and there may be more complete answers there. At any rate, my reproduction Spencer is one of my favorite guns to shoot. It certainly has its quirks, but I you'll have fun with it!

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Re: 56-50 Basic Question
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 02:21:39 pm »
My bore slugs at .511. I haven't bought bullets for it, but if you decide to start casting your own, I have a mold recommendation. Also, I strongly advise against Lyman reloading dies and suggest RCBS as giving more satisfactory results.

These topics have been discussed at length in these pages and there may be more complete answers there. At any rate, my reproduction Spencer is one of my favorite guns to shoot. It certainly has its quirks, but I you'll have fun with it!

CC Griff

  Thanks for the info....I need to get off the fence before they all disappear.. Thanks again...

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Re: 56-50 Basic Question
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2019, 06:29:58 pm »
Another place to check is:

Pat Kaboskey
S80 W30650 Meadowlark Circle
Mukwonago WI 53149
 
cwbulletman(at)aol(dot)com

Pat casts bullets for pretty much everything the N-SSA shoots.

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Re: 56-50 Basic Question
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2019, 04:17:46 pm »
You are going to have trouble buying 56-50 ammo pre-loaded, my advice is load your own I do and have had no problems, if you wish I can give you more info on this.

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Re: 56-50 Basic Question
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2019, 05:46:43 pm »
You are going to have trouble buying 56-50 ammo pre-loaded, my advice is load your own I do and have had no problems, if you wish I can give you more info on this.

  Wasn't look for pre-loaded only the lead and not wanting to cast my own...I bought some from Buffalo Arms as suggested above and await their arrival !!!
Ill have some questions for you soon enough !!!!   Thank-You....

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Re: 56-50 Basic Question
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2019, 08:36:57 pm »
Darth,

While your waiting for the bullets to arrive, please check out the SORI THREAD as it has lots of loading information and videos to look at.

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Re: 56-50 Basic Question
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2019, 01:15:22 pm »
Darth,

While your waiting for the bullets to arrive, please check out the SORI THREAD as it has lots of loading information and videos to look at.

Two Flints

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Re: 56-50 Basic Question
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2019, 02:04:02 pm »
Darth,

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