Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Alpine DPT


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Marty Henry

Thread: Rolling block 45-70 question

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    helensville nz
    Posts
    2,427

    Rolling block 45-70 question

    Have just upgraded my 45/70 form a carbine
    As I wanted something more suited to long range shooting
    So I brought 2nd hand a Pedersoli rolling block with 30 inch barrel and a large amount of waight to keep recoil down

    I love the rifle but I have noticed one small issue if you’re cartridge overall length is to long the hammer gets in the way of the rim of the case preventing the round from being able too go into the chamber the bullet has to be seated so deep really quite alot to deep imo

    Now if i pull the hammer right back past full cock as I insert the round then gently let it back to full cock once the rim is past the hammer I can fit a much much longer round in
    To the chamber as the hammer is lower and dose not get in the way
    My question is will pulling the hammer back past full cock repeatedly damage the rifle?

  2. #2
    Member Marty Henry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Tararua
    Posts
    3,328
    No, it happens just about every time you thumb the trigger bach normally.

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Port Chalmers
    Posts
    753
    No you would be fine. I wouldn't worry about that.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    helensville nz
    Posts
    2,427
    That’s good news means I can fit
    Left or even slightly longer
    Instead of right
    Quite a bit longer eh more room for powder yay
    Both those are a 515gn bullet
    Name:  F5EDF4EB-01FE-4104-B7C6-C50AE4C5F396.jpeg
Views: 116
Size:  1.73 MB

    Here’s one of the cannon just for a little gun porn
    Name:  8C91C510-BE48-44FE-916B-3DDF48E731E9.jpeg
Views: 145
Size:  331.5 KB

  5. #5
    Member Marty Henry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Tararua
    Posts
    3,328
    So how many grains of the black go forward stuff are behind that

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    helensville nz
    Posts
    2,427
    60 of 2f swiss for now
    Might go to 1.5 swiss

    I am using a very large drop tube 1m tall
    Alows the power to settle very tight takeing up as little case capacity as possible
    Then I thumb my projectile down and it meets the powder at the bottom of the last greese grove
    I then seat my bullet to the top of the last grease grove so not very much compression just enough to take out any air gaps swiss powder doesn’t like too much compression and the lightest crimp just to stop the bullet from falling out
    I don’t size my bp brass so very little neck tension

  7. #7
    Member Marty Henry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Tararua
    Posts
    3,328
    Ive been using gowex 2f, and can get 70 gr in a case with a 405 gr bullet to the crimp groove. Like you I dont size my cases. I dont often shoot 70,usually load 55, but you can have some fun with a few on hand. Get someones girlfriend to shoot it, then give it to the boyfriend with a 70 "whatcha complaining about a girl can shoot it ok" never fails to get a laugh.
    john m likes this.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    helensville nz
    Posts
    2,427
    You would get 70 easy with a 405
    My mate uses 65 1.5f with the same bullet im useing right now
    515gn from his custom mould I have to seat slightly deeper in the rolling block which is why Down to 60
    I’ll probably go for the lee 500gn it seems to be what most people are useing
    But i thorght id grab a few of my mates to see if it shoots a bullet that heavy before I buy a mould

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. I bought my first Rolling Stones
    By jakewire in forum Off topic
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-12-2016, 06:26 AM
  2. Rolling range bag
    By R93 in forum Pistol Shooting
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 22-11-2016, 10:05 PM
  3. Husqvana 12.17 X 44R Rolling Block
    By Maca49 in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 26-06-2016, 02:03 PM
  4. Block 10-Plateau, Haast Roar Block
    By Dino in forum Hunting
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-11-2014, 06:43 PM
  5. Rolling pin for sale
    By kiwijames in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-04-2014, 12:29 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!