Shiloh's 40-70 SS reamer - questions

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Re: Shiloh's 40-70 SS reamer - questions

Post by august west » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:05 am

I agree Bruce - too much is left unsaid to take a lot away from Pope's statement. Plus I've never seen the actual text quoted, only paraphrased.
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Re: Shiloh's 40-70 SS reamer - questions

Post by Don McDowell » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:36 am

If you read Roberts Schuetzen rifle book he has a bit of things to say about the 40-70 in the Sharps rifles chapter, and it amounts to the same thing, once you find out what the rifle will shoot it shoots well.
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Re: Shiloh's 40-70 SS reamer - questions

Post by kenny sd » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:45 am

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Hornady 30 40 Craig case for 40 70 SS from Buffalo Arms.
they work, no problems

100 yards 1+ 3/8 inch centered group.
63 Swiss 1 1/2, 3.50 total length.
BA money bullet type, made for the Shiloh 408 barrel , 395 grains, cast 1 in 16, SPG hand dipped lube.
LR primers.
1/8 inch die compressed one veggie wad, two newspaper wads under the bullet.
rested on sweet spot 4 inches from muzzle , tight shoulder hold
i damp wipe, one dry wipe between shots.
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Re: Shiloh's 40-70 SS reamer - questions

Post by august west » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:20 am

Great shooting, Kenny.

I now have 300 new unfired Jamison 405 cases - they size and measure so perfectly for 40-70 and the standard Shiloh chamber that you would think they were custom made. I'll get a couple hundred more and that will probably be all I ever need. Next rifle will be 44-77.

I'll order bullet molds this year for DDPP, thanks to Arnie/beltfed's generous advice and input. I'm also drawing up CAD designs for a copy of the original end-cutter Sharps PP bullet mold.

Slowly but surely reinventing the wheel.
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Re: Shiloh's 40-70 SS reamer - questions

Post by kenny sd » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:52 am

I still have a bunch of jamison 40 70 ss and they are good. but, you cannot get them any more, which is why I went to the BA cases out of 30 40.
I want to use the same brass all the time...

I wish someone would buy Jamison and start a run of the 40 70 with the correct head stamp.
Here is one customer that would spend money..
anyone listening????

thanks..Ken

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Re: Shiloh's 40-70 SS reamer - questions

Post by Don McDowell » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:10 am

kenny sd wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:52 am
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I wish someone would buy Jamison and start a run of the 40 70 with the correct head stamp.
Here is one customer that would spend money..
anyone listening????

thanks..Ken
Might want to look up Mead Industry in Nebraska, contact them and let them know.
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Re: Shiloh's 40-70 SS reamer - questions

Post by desert deuce » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:14 am

Tinkered with an original Remington Hepburn in 40-70 SS using 30-40 Krag cases fire formed with cornmeal.

The best I could do with grease groove bullets and currently available moulds was Saeco #645, Swiss One FG powder, Fed 210 primers.

Next best Ideal #406150 mould, (out of production), with Swiss Two FG powder and Fed 210 primers.

Everything else not worth mentioning.

Oddly enough, an original Ballard Pacific in 40-63 shoots just about anything well. Go figure?

Have yet to find a modern 40-65 that shoots poorly, two in particular much better than can be expected and certainly above my ability.
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Re: Shiloh's 40-70 SS reamer - questions

Post by august west » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:53 am

kenny sd wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:52 am
I still have a bunch of jamison 40 70 ss and they are good. but, you cannot get them any more, which is why I went to the BA cases out of 30 40.
I want to use the same brass all the time...

thanks..Ken
Well, like I said, the Jamison 405 is a perfect fit, trimmed for length. There is some available now on gunbroker...I’m getting 200 more from him and I’ll have all I’ll ever need.
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