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Interesting Hunting Shooting Article ,Winchester Model 1895 .405 WCF From 1922
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March 26, 2023 - 2:52 pm
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 Interesting article on the Winchester Model 1895 .405 WCF from 1922.Hope others enjoy this article.Smile

 

  http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohland/Cast_Bullet/Vault/The_405.html

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March 26, 2023 - 3:21 pm
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Squirrel hunting with a .405; got to try that!  But actually well written, with what appears to be accurate & reasonable ballistic info, such as reporting 7″ groups at 150 yds. 

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March 26, 2023 - 7:22 pm
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Good article.  I particularly enjoyed the fact that the .280 Ross was mentioned.

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 I liked the part, where with the .405 ,he shot a dozen cones in succession off a hemlock tree.Hemlock cones are not very big,so I would say that was mighty good shooting to do with a .405, that is not suppose to be very accurate.Smile

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And here I thought I was breaking new ground with my .405. I have 20 cases loaded with black powder and ready to go. 77gr of Goex cartridge with a 20 to 1 home cast bullet with a gas check lubed with SPG/DGL mix. I think it weighs 280gr or so. Unfortunately, I haven’t had time to shoot these loads. I had in mind the old 40 72 when I came up with my BP loads for the .405.

My 95 has a shotgun butt and a climin lyman peep, so it’s pretty near the ultimate hunting gun.

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 Yes the article sure did have some very different idea on what to use in the .405 and what to use it on.

 Cannot say that I have ever heard of any one using black powder in the .405 before.Be sure to let us know how you make out with your .405 black powder loads,Brooksy.

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This was a very fun article. 

I recall hearing old-timers talk about the .405.  The word was, “you can eat right up to the bullet hole.”

I have a memory of having a conversation with my Grandfather over 50 years ago – about the .405.  I mentioned I wanted one.  He was not in favor of the idea – but had never used one either.  I can still recall him smiling and chuckling at the idea.  

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 Yes Steve I have to agree ,it was the most fun and interesting article,I believe I have ever read on the .405.

 That’s a great story about you and your Grandfather.

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