That was 4,000fpe in energy,not velocity,sorry.The bullet diameter is .412,not .410 and action of the Winchester M1895 is very strong and handles the pressures of the 405Win hot loaded fine.Some signs of stress on cases though,but have it figured out. Enforcerkdub said:4,000 feet per second with a .410 diameter, 300 grain bullet???? How did the action hold up?
The Winchester M1895 will hold up.It a very strong action.I've shot over 300 hot handloads without a hint of stress.Recoil is brutal.Expecially with the cresent shaped factory metal butt plate.The added weight of the 28in barrel and scope and mounts,probably help.Though you wouldn't know it.Lindsey Mathiso said:Great discussion. I have been looking to get a .405. Although I usually go the lever action route the Ruger 1-h looks impressive. Do you think the Win 1895 will hold up with quite a bit of usege at moderate to heavy loads?
And the most important question... Did the shoulder hold up as well as the gun? I would tend to think the Ruger might handle the recoil a little better, especially if a good muzzle brake was installed. I just cannot picture an 1895 with a break!