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40/82 Load data
May 13th, 2022 at 4:09am
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Helping a friend get a 40/82 1886 (yes I know it is not a single shot  Grin) shooting. Any suggested smokeless starting loads? Could I start with data for a 40/65? I can work with BP but fear he would fail to clean correctly and I would hate to see a super nice '86 go to ruin.

And for anyone that may be interested from the serial number it appears to have been made in 1888.

Thanks in advance
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Re: 40/82 Load data
Reply #1 - May 14th, 2022 at 10:57am
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The twist on an original 1886 in 40-82 was for a 260 grain bullet and I am not sure if anything much heavier will stabilize.  I really like #5744 powder in blackpowder cartridges.  I am not sure what bullet you will be loading so cannot give a charge.  Tom
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