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Old 05-26-2013, 05:37 AM   #1
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Default Lead Free For 45/70 Government 1886 Winchester

I have a pig hunting opportunity in a lead-free ammo zone. I am hoping to use my (vintage) 1886 Winchester lever gun, but I don't know of any copper bullets I can load it with. I figure copper is going to be larger than lead so that will probably limit the weights and charges I can use (these 1886s will not tolerate anything over . Barnes has some 300 and 400 grain copper but their load data does not cover vintage guns. What is one to do?


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Old 05-26-2013, 09:54 AM   #2
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Corbon and Barnes both make lead-free cartridges. Try this website. www.ammoseek.com

http://www.lg-outdoors.com/proddetail.asp?prod=72419


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Just a minor heads up, avoid green ammo. (especially in glock). It has been shown to erode breech faces etc.
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Did I mention I am rolling my own? I am looking for lead-free projectiles, not cartridges.
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Are you looking for bullets like Barnes?

http://www.natchezss.com/bullets.cfm?contentId=bulletCtgrys&bulletCtgry=1&b ulletDmtr=65&category=219&startRow=1
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How about these?

http://www.lg-outdoors.com/proddetail.asp?prod=49320

For the vintage action, I would use "book" starting loads.


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