.452 bullets in .45-70

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  1. Scottielp503

    Scottielp503 Member

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    I accidentally loading some .452 diameter bullets in my .45-70 instead of .458 ones. Do i need to sell the box that i have and buy the right size or can i use that diameter. I am shooting them in a Magnum Research BFR if that helps any. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I'd trade them for the correct diameter. They aren't going to obdurate enough to be accurate.
     

  3. deathwobble

    deathwobble Well-Known Member

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    I would get new ones .452s won't make a good seal and be slow and inaccurate. not only that but where the hot gas escapes between the barrel and the bullet in the grooves could cause damage enphasis on could. I thought about trying some 230gr .452 FMJs in my 45-70 handi but got no good feed back so never tried it.
     
  4. Scottielp503

    Scottielp503 Member

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    I appreciate the help. I had another question. Could I do the opposite and resize a .45 pistol round like a .45lc or a .460s&w cartridge up to a .458 bullet and use that? If so it would be alot cheaper buying .45lc brasd than .45-70 brass.
     
  5. Hairtrigger

    Hairtrigger Well-Known Member

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    Why does this remind me of telling out new part time help to go get more spots for the spotwelder?
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    :D :rolleyes:

    Now THAT'S funny!

    That's about like getting more plasma for the plasma cutter...
     
  7. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Blinker fluid dude.....
     
  8. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Just whack 'em once each square on the top( be very careful you are square) with a claw hammer. It's gotta be a 24 oz. though, not a 16 oz.. The 16 won't get 'em to swell enough.
     
  9. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Is that like "Red and Green running light oil" ?

    J E CUSTOM
     
  10. Hairtrigger

    Hairtrigger Well-Known Member

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    Actually
    1 shoot 'em
    2 dig 'em out of the back stop
    3 melt 'em
    4 cast 'em to the desired size..........
     
  11. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    only two of the above 4 steps are needed, pick two.......
     
  12. deathwobble

    deathwobble Well-Known Member

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    If your asking about the resizing 45lc or 460 brass to fit in your 45/70 it wont work. the cases do not have interchangable dimesions. You Could get hurt trying it