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Smokeless vs Black Powder
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November 7, 2022 - 1:30 pm
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Has anyone had issues shooting the Fiocchi Cowboy Action 45-70 405 grain in black powder guns? The fsp is listed as 1185. I was hoping to shoot it in a black powder 1885 and 1886? Both guns are in good shape but I have only used black powder in the past. Thanks for the help.

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CA loads are always low pressure, as are most other factory loads for BP-era cartridges.  High-pressure loads for modern guns like 1895 Marlins have warnings on the boxes against use in antiques.

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Never shot this ammo but the listed FPS is not out of range for either gun.

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Thanks for the help!

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