Author Topic: Dissecting and reloading an original .56-50 cartridge  (Read 874 times)

Offline ndnchf

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Re: Dissecting and reloading an original .56-50 cartridge
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2021, 03:37:50 PM »
I got to the range today to test the reloaded 1864-1865 vintage  C.D. Leet .56-50 cartridge. Here is a short video of the fun:


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Re: Dissecting and reloading an original .56-50 cartridge
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2021, 04:30:24 PM »
Thanks, Steve:
A big treat, as always. 
Interesting 990 velocity from your carbine. 
Any chance you could shoot that round in your M1974 to learn rifle barrel velocity, please?
Thanks.
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Re: Dissecting and reloading an original .56-50 cartridge
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2021, 05:03:22 PM »
I tried to shoot it in the M1871 rifle. But like the original reloaded .56-52, it would not go off  >:(  I'm really not sure why. The firing pin puts a big dent in the rim, but only at the very out edge. I tried it twice. The dents are so prounounced that I needed to straighten the rim before the Remington's block would completely close on it. I just dry fired the case to get a photo of the dent it makes. Also a photo of the Remington's firing pin hit. It is much deeper and a little more inward, but less wide as the Spencer hit. When I put the priming compound in, I spun it fast for 20 seconds to make sure it got out into the rim. It may be this priming compound is less sensitive.
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