Round ball trick works, but it is nice to get .460" ball rather than trying to make do with .457". Best loads with .457" ball use a thick treated felt wad (sold for cap-and-ball revolvers) under the ball, but still not as good as when using the larger size. Best has been with 460" ball (which at least were avaialbe from Dixie Gun Works) and 5gr. of Red Dot, ball seated flush with the case mouth and lube run across the top.OldWolf said:I have a box of .452 SWC 200gr cast bullets from my 1911 that I have considered experimenting with in my 45/70. Maybe I'll give it a try!
What is "label-patching"? Is that anything like using a muzzleloader patch?Marshall Stanton said:Interesting thread. Another fun toy I've been tinkering with lately is using .45ACP cast bullets of .451"-.452", and "label-patching them to .461". They shoot really sweet in both .458's and .45-70's! Very simple to do as well. Quick and cheap, they shoot superbly with about five grains of Red Dot in the .45-70's.