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#7738013 - 05/14/13 04:47 PM 45/70 .458 or ..459
nhFrank Offline
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I use .458 cast when loading ,but found some .459 dia will that work as I have been told or will I have some type of problem shooting the .459 ?

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#7738137 - 05/14/13 05:29 PM Re: 45/70 .458 or ..459 [Re: nhFrank]
340mag Online   content
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I think you'll find as I have that a well lubed ,cast bullet sized .001 over bore size tends to be consistently more accurate than a bore diam. cast bullet except at very low velocity.
Ive consistently seen better accuracy in my 458 win and 450 marlin with .001 over bore diam. cast gas check bullets

http://www.neihandtools.com/catalog/index.html


btw I found this bullet to be especially accurate in my marlin 45/70 over 45 grains oF IMR 4198


Edited by 340mag (05/14/13 05:39 PM)

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#7738342 - 05/14/13 06:33 PM Re: 45/70 .458 or ..459 [Re: 340mag]
Creeker Offline
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Originally Posted By: 340mag
I think you'll find as I have that a well lubed ,cast bullet sized .001 over bore size tends to be consistently more accurate than a bore diam. cast bullet except at very low velocity.
Ive consistently seen better accuracy in my 458 win and 450 marlin with .001 over bore diam. cast gas check bullets

http://www.neihandtools.com/catalog/index.html


btw I found this bullet to be especially accurate in my marlin 45/70 over 45 grains oF IMR 4198


If you don't mind my asking how long ago was that mould purchased?
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#7739030 - 05/15/13 04:28 AM Re: 45/70 .458 or ..459 [Re: nhFrank]
JSH Offline
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.001 to .002 over bore diameter is my usual starting point for cast bullets so you will be fine. Of course, each barrel is different and the barrel will tell you what it likes best.

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#7739050 - 05/15/13 04:44 AM Re: 45/70 .458 or ..459 [Re: JSH]
nhFrank Offline
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OK thank you all .I have all ways found the .458 cast in local shops. Never .459 ,I guess it will pick up pressure and give it a little more punch

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#7739123 - 05/15/13 05:30 AM Re: 45/70 .458 or ..459 [Re: Creeker]
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Originally Posted By: Creeker


If you don't mind my asking how long ago was that mould purchased?


about 17 years ago!

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#7739883 - 05/15/13 11:16 AM Re: 45/70 .458 or ..459 [Re: 340mag]
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Thanks, I have a few from that period. Those were cut by Mr. Melander before he left this world.
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