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    Default H.T.M 45-70 Gov BVAC RFP 405 Grain 1600 fps....will this work in my 1873 H&R carbine?

    Hi Guys,


    I bought a Harrington & Richardson 45-70 1873 cavalry carbine back in Nov. and used it for rifle season................the only ammo I had was some old UMC rounds. I dont like using old antique ammo......which I assume this UMC stuff is, in my guns. I want to shoot a standard cowboy load through this gun.......also something I can use to target shoot at the range with.

    I found some ammo from CHEAPER THAN DIRT.............anybody ever use this in their Trapdoor guns?

    I've read that some 45-70 loads are too HOT for certain guns...............I just wanna know if this is safe to use in my carbine.

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.us/AMM906-5.html

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    Here is the Mfg. web site for your ammo:
    http://www.bvac-ammo.com/page26.html

    They list the 400gr (1900fps) as "FOR MODERN WEAPONS ONLY"! I would NOT use that load in a trapdoor.

    Your load has no such warning....should be safe, but contact the mfg. for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammolab View Post
    Here is the Mfg. web site for your ammo:
    http://www.bvac-ammo.com/page26.html

    They list the 400gr (1900fps) as "FOR MODERN WEAPONS ONLY"! I would NOT use that load in a trapdoor.

    Your load has no such warning....should be safe, but contact the mfg. for sure
    Thanks for the info, I had assumed that this ammo would be safe to shoot in my H&R 1873 carbine.......but I wanted to double check with others just to be safe.

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