.45-90 loads, Loading Dies, Australian ADI powders, projectiles

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This reminds me of my early experiences with my 1886 45-90 and brings back memories.
1. The .45-90 handles commercial .45-70 ammo nicely. Just remember to check the chamber now and again to see if it has an accumulation of shooting debris. This never happened to me because I only shoot smokeless powder, but it is a good practice to clean a rifle after shooting it a lot.
2. I actually shot a lot of medium sized game with commercial Winchester Supreme 300 grain Nosler PP .45-70 ammo (deer, hogs, exotics, etc) .
3. The Nosler protected point became my favorite .458 bullet after seeing how it performed on deer ; on one buck at 110 yards, it took out 2 ribs going in and 4 ribs going out! Not much left in the chest cavity- one of the beauties of .458 expanding bullets. The 300 grain Nosler PP It is also good on African leopard and therefore most thin skinned game.
4. I have NEVER had to buy .45-70 brass - just shoot commercial ammo and reload. The only 45-90 ammo I could find was Cowboy action 300 grain ammo. That was my starter ammo and reloading brass and would work for your friend too. I later bought some good Starline .45-90 brass for loading DG hunting ammo.

Have fun and use that rifle on something other than just kangaroos!

PS I tried eating roo when in Sydney on business and it was very good.
 

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Resurecting this old thread as I grabbed the pictured projectiles over Easter.
I have these and a set of Lyman 45-90 dies ready to go.
I don't see much 45-90 load data published and for the reasons above.
I found that HRBC Hawkesbury River Bullet Company is near Mildura, another lead.
I will msg FWB, and Bruce soon. Has anyone seen Bruce lately.
I will call Bob's source too. I have time off for a man flu that lead to a Covid test.

I'm keen to do some with Trailboss as I have it. I have other ADI powders and might email them and also try email Woodleigh projectiles as they don't list it bit they do a lot of big bore stuff.

If someone has some load data it could be good. I'm supposed to be busy but I get distracted here.
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Resurecting this old thread as I grabbed the pictured projectiles over Easter.
I have these and a set of Lyman 45-90 dies ready to go.
I don't see much 45-90 load data published and for the reasons above.
I found that HRBC Hawkesbury River Bullet Company is near Mildura, another lead.
I will msg FWB, and Bruce soon. Has anyone seen Bruce lately.
I will call Bob's source too. I have time off for a man flu that lead to a Covid test.

I'm keen to do some with Trailboss as I have it. I have other ADI powders and might email them and also try email Woodleigh projectiles as they don't list it bit they do a lot of big bore stuff.

If someone has some load data it could be good. I'm supposed to be busy but I get distracted here. View attachment 396867
@CBH

I will have a look at my load data and let you know.
Bob
 

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chris,
did you catch the manflu from a guy with a 6.5 manbun?
i'll bet he was a hipster.
you should not have ordered that latte.
it could be argued that having leprosy is better than having a 6.5 manbun.
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chris,
did you catch the manflu from a guy with a 6.5 manbun?
i'll bet he was a hipster.
you should not have ordered that latte.
it could be argued that having leprosy is better than having a 6.5 manbun.
bruce.
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I was talking to @CBH Chris the other day and he definitely didn't get it while having a soy latte with responsibility sourced cocoa and discussing how poor the manbun is with animal libbers.
Bob
 

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