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Old 11-15-2012, 06:06 PM
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A 50-70 substitute?


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I have been kicking around the idea of getting a rolling block 50-70 for awhile... Problem is, most that are in descent condition cost quite a bit. Then there is always sending so much of my lead downrange with every pull of the trigger...sure cases aren't too cheap, either.
My question is, is there a ballistic substitute in the reproductions? What I mean is, can I buy a reproduction in .357, or another caliber and make reloads that would be close to the trajectory of the 50-70?

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Jim
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:14 AM
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A .357 with a 170 grain bullet loaded to about 1450 fps should about duplicate the original 50-70 load trajectory. Much cheaper to shoot. Starting at 7 grains of unique should be okay and adjust accordingly.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:22 PM
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Thanks Buddy!!! That's exactly what I wanted to know.

Jim
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:56 PM
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I have a friend who just purchased a 50/100 from a man in Tenn. He has yet to work up loads for this rifle, it is a nice looking rifle with burl walnut stock, custom no doubt.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:03 PM
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I have a friend who just purchased a 50/100 from a man in Tenn. He has yet to work up loads for this rifle, it is a nice looking rifle with burl walnut stock, custom no doubt.
A considerate individual would post a pic or two!

Jim
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:24 PM
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The story I got was that this rifles chamber was honed out passed the "90" length to the 100. I wonder why he just didn't go to 120? Perhaps brass length is hard to find hey?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:42 PM
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What about a H&R Handi Rifle in 50SW? You could load it down and have similar ballistics. The rifles are under $400 from Cheaper than dirt.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:04 PM
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I suppose a body would JIM, if he knew his way around this machine I am typing on at present. I don't believe he wants to sell this gun really. He talked to me about sending it to Lee Shaver in Missouri and have him ream it out to a 50-140 if possible. I have no idea where he would get the brass for this rifle.
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