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My 1886 ELTD is of 1918 vintage, so I've been somewhat relunctant to load it to it's full potential. My max loads are 66/IMR3031/300 Barnes, or 64/4895/300 Barnes. With the 350 Hornady 54/4198 works well also. I reduce the powder about 20% when loading lead. I have a big supply of Laser-cast 300LFNs,and they work equally well in both 45-70 and 90. Oh yeah, I use Starline brass, trimmed to 2.405". Large rifle primers are of your preference.
Who did the work on your gun? I am considering the same job on my Miroku 1886 EL. Either that or the Browning 71 carbine to 50-110. I've talked with Dave Clay on both these conversions. He says they are no sweat.
Best regards, Mike
 

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Garth, since the .348WCF is based on the 50-110WCF the conversion of the 71 is a natural. Both cases have a .610 rim diameter. They also share same base dimensions, the difference other than shape is length only. The .348 is 2.255 and the .50-110 is 2.4, like the 40-82,45-90, etc. You can reach Dave Clay at [email protected]. He is currently working on designing just such a cartridge as you suggested. By now it may be fully developed. He will be happy to answer any questions that you may have concerning cartridge conversions.
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Jackhammer, Sounds like the Real Deal! Where will you get the dies and at what cost? I like Dave's development, but will probably stick with the 50-110. Dont'cha know that will KICK!!! Be prepared, could be nosebleed city. Keep us posted on the results.
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Jeff,
Way back when I used to own a 50-110, but traded it away when the ammo ran out and more couldn't be found. Was younger 'n dumber then. My LW 45-90 was made in 1918, so it can handle any loads that I care to make. My choice for the 50-110 will probably be a Browning 71, carbine version. We'll see.
Your gun should be the ultimate BIG HAMMER. There won't be any critters safe from that one.
Cheers, Mike
 
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