Lead Free For 45/70 Government 1886 Winchester

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Vikingdad, May 26, 2013.

  1. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    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?
     
  2. MisterMcCool

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  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Just a minor heads up, avoid green ammo. (especially in glock). It has been shown to erode breech faces etc.
     
  4. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Did I mention I am rolling my own? I am looking for lead-free projectiles, not cartridges.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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