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I just started hand loading for my 45-70 Trapdoor Carbine. All the factory lead black powder ammo I tried produced tumbling bullets. My rifle has a good bore in specs so I knew I could create a load to produce accurate round holes in my target. After many iterations I found the Nosler 300 Gr. Combined Technology bullet over Triple 777 powder to work very well. Three inch groups at 100 yards with my 2 power Weaver scope. The homemade scope mount rotates to allow loading and unloading. Hope you like the pictures.



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First I've ever heard of scoping a Trapdoor. Very ingenious mount and nice looking Springfield. My buddy and I had an original when we were in school and we loved shooting it with blackpowder reloads we did with a 310 tool. I have a H&R replica now and love shooting it.
 

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Great idea on the scope mount. I owned an original trapdoor when I was a teenager but never killed anything but cans, dirt clods and renegade watermelons with it. Wish I had never sold that carbine.
 

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Way To Go!

You did what most hunters will never experience, kill a deer just the way someone did in the 1800's. Is that ever Cool!!
 

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That is pretty cool!

RJ
 
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