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Loading a round ball in a 40-65 BPRC
Old 03-23-2006, 09:51 AM
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I have applied for the elk hunting permit in Montana for this fall. If selected, I was planning to use my Sharps 40-65 BPCR for this hunt. Then I did something dangerous, I started thinking, could a round ball be loaded in the case for shooting small game? I know that pistol cartridges have been loaded that way but what about the rifle case.

Could a longer cartridge case say like a 45-90 or 45-120 be necked down to 40 cal and the ball inserted so there isn't such a large jump to the barrel?

I was considering loading such that my POI at say 10-15 yds would be the same as my elk load at 125 yds. This way I could swap out the load during the hunt and have fresh meat for dinner.

Just a thought. Anybody have any information or knowledge for helping a bird shooter.

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