45-70 load for a trap door
Maxx424 Member Posts: 719 ✭✭✭✭
edited August 2007 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
Need some confirmation and advice on this. I have been loading 45-70 for my trap door rifle using Accurate Arms 5744 at 25.6 grains as specified. Works very well. Bullet is 420 grains but I am going to drop to 405 and see what that does. Last week I picked up a 45-70 trap door carbine. With that load it is somewhat punishing. My understanding is that, back in the day, they dropped the load from 70 grains to 50 for recoil reduction. (don't blame them) Am I correct in going to 18.3 grains of 5744 for the carbine? Any other advice or suggestions.