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About a month ago I received my new Henry Big Boy in 45 Colt.

I had purchased a box of American Eagle 225 gr. jacketed soft point and a box of Winchester 250 gr. Cow Boy Action ammo. The American Eagle ammo shoots tight groups at fifty yards, but the Winchester ammo that is lead doesn't group well at all.

A long story made short, after purchasing several different factory cast bullets, and five different powders, three different primers with countless different powder charges, I can only conclude one thing. The gun hates lead.

I am having a problem with ejection. When the last round is fired the empty drops out from under the extractor into the area where a loaded round would have been if the rifle hadn't been empty and can't eject. As long as there are live rounds being fed from the magazine, ejection is fine, no live round ready to be chambered, the empty will not eject.

Any suggestions?
 

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I have the same problem with lead in my Uberti 73 .45 COlt. Jacketed bullets shoot much better. 8 grains of Unique is my standard load with 250 grain bullets.
 
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