The web's most comprehensive user-interactive handloading database! Find the loading data created by handloaders, for handloaders, post your pet loads, or access and develop your own online loading database with our LoadNotes personal handloading database software. This feature, unique in its concept and intuitive in it's data presentation is fast to access, superbly organized and comprehensive in scope.Our online forums for questions and answers on many shooting and outdoor related topics. A dynamic, active, and well-informed resource for your enjoyment and interaction. Our most used resource on this website! Come share the experience with us!
» Advanced

Go Back   Shooters Forum > Handloading > Handloading Procedures/Practices
Register FAQ Members List Donate Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-19-2012, 06:16 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Jackson, TN
Posts: 277
Nickel plated 45-70 brass?


Registered Users do not see the above ad.


I'm seriously considering a Ruger no. 1 45-70 and will be loading the 250 Barnes HOT (52k psi) and my oldest son wants a lever action 45-70 which obviously cant handle the no. 1 loads (would be loading the lever rounds to low 40s psi). So I was thinking just for safety, does anyone offer nickel plated brass in 45-70? If so that would assure never mixing up ammo.

Curious,
HL
__________________
Chaser of webfooted swampmonsters!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-19-2012, 07:12 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alaska
Posts: 46
starline offers .45-70 brass nickel plated. it is available at midwayusa.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-20-2012, 04:38 AM
MikeG's Avatar
The Hog Whisperer (Administrator)
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 26,525
If you could, I would load the Ruger No 1 ammo to be too long to function in the lever gun.

Or, try the lever gun loads in the Ruger first. They might be all you want, anyway....
__________________
MikeG

Quote:
Originally Posted by faucettb
Welcome to the forum. Rules are simple, be nice and join in.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-22-2012, 04:42 PM
flashhole's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Owego, NY - USA
Posts: 2,961
You could also use pointy bullets in the #1 instead of flat nose bullets like those needed for the tubular magazine. That would be an easy way to tell them apart.

I have some nickel plated 45-70 brass I use for hunting loads. They don't tarnish or corrode like the brass cases when stored in the leather belt caddy.
__________________
Remember - always have your democrats neutered or spayed - Ann Coulter
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-22-2012, 06:20 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 5,741
Depending on the amount of shooting involved, I would shy away from nickle brass. They are considerably tougher on the sizing dies from my experience. Guess I would try some other way to tell them apart like what was suggested above.
__________________
Still Learnin' as I go!

NRA Life Member
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brass Bulging Questions eoskins Handloading Procedures/Practices 17 01-02-2011 08:40 AM
Federal brass saltyreb Handloading Procedures/Practices 12 03-11-2009 01:14 AM
Nickle plated brass for 45 Colt (Remington) Silvercreek Handgun Cartridges 5 07-31-2008 07:11 PM
Lee Dies and Nickel Plated Brass UnCruel Handloading Equipment 14 07-28-2005 01:24 PM
Need 1967 Whinchester rifle information lpguy Leverguns and Their Cartridges (General) 2 07-15-2005 05:00 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:38 PM.

< Contact Us - Shooters Forum - Archive >

 
 

All Content & Design Copyright © 1999-2002 Beartooth Bullets, All Rights Reserved
View Privacy Policy | Contact Webmaster | Legal Information
Website Design & Development By Exbabylon Internet Solutions
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2