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if a guy could locate such an ammo

would it feed in a lever action rifle ?
(i think not)

would a .20 gauge pump action work a lot better?





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In what cartridge?

A lot of .45-70 loads use 300-400 grain bullets that aren't all that different in profile from a semiwadcutter.

I don't know about 20 gauge, but there are 12 gauge Winchester 1887 levergun clones available.
 
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yeah but has anyone ever tried slug /waddcutter in one and had it work as its supposed to ?





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???? What cartridge are looking to load in or what are you trying to accomplish?

Your question is too vague to answer.


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wadcutter as in shaped like a 38 wadcutter?

flush with the case rim?

if it will feed in a Colt 1911 or S&W 52, why would it not feed in a lever action rifle, say a mod 92?

it should,

swc's will



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Originally posted by dusty3030:
???? What cartridge are looking to load in or what are you trying to accomplish?

Your question is too vague to answer.


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I'll go ahead and assume:
You do mean 45-70.
You don't mean wadcutter flush with the case mouth.

With those two assumptions I'd suggest visiting Buffalo Bore's website.


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If by "wadcutter", you just mean "solid lead with a flat point", then such loads are also available in .44 Magnum. And yes, it should feed in a lever gun.









 
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Some lever actions will give trouble feeding cartridges that are shorter in overall length than normal. I would guess that a cartridge loaded with a true wadcutter bullet seated flush with the case mouth wouldn't work in the Marlin .44 magnum I have, because it tries to double feed .44 special ammo loaded with a light weight SWC bullet.

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They make "ogival wad cutters" is some calibers/weights, but they probably wouldn't feed well either.



250gr Ogival Wad Cutter, 335gr Wide Long Nose, 340gr Wide Flat Nose (all .452")



A blurry 250gr .452" OWC and a 300gr .512" OWC




And an unnecessary picture of some out of order foster slugs, 16, 20, 12 & 10


(didn't see my 410 slug on the bench)



I've killed deer with both 45-70 and 20ga slugs and both worked like they're supposed to. Wink

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Don't recall ever seening a full waddcutter in 300 gr.- 325 gr that would feed in a lever rifle. However if you got something that large that needs a good kelling perhaps a Browning 10 gauge pump loaded with federal 3 1/2" 1 3/4 OZ / 765 grain .750 diameter slugs. I'm fairly certain you could roll a Tyrannosaurus rex at 80 yards with a 10 gauge slug if needed.


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.38 spec. wadd cutters did not work reliably at all in my Win. lever action carbine

Cas , is that .20 gauge around 300 -325 grains?

that would work in a shotgun sabot , I think .

could you push that at 950 -1100 f.ps. ?
out of a .20 ga ? w/o busting a shoulder?

and would you require a particular barrel to be accurate at 40-60 feet ?





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300 grains is about 5/8 of an ounce.

The standard 20ga bird hunting load is 7/8 ounces (about 380 grains) of shot at about 1200 fps.

I'm not a slug hunter, but from a physics perspective I don't see how a similar weight slug at a similar velocity would kick a lot more.



Why the specific interest in a wadcutter shaped bullet?
 
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That 20ga slug, a Remington IIRC weighs 353grs.
(The Brenneke on the right weighs 370+)

Remington lists the muzzle velocity at 1580





Hornady makes "custom light" slugs in 20ga, 250gr.

"Hornady® Custom Lite® ammunition provides reduced recoil and muzzle blast from the most popular calibers, and puts the fun back into shooting for kids, women, and every shooter looking to keep recoil to a minimum while still enjoying the use of their favorite rifle.

Loaded with either the Hornady® SST® or InterLock® bullet, Custom Lite® ammunition is designed to deliver less felt recoil and a modified trajectory that still provides the accurate, deadly, and dependable performance you rely on from Hornady®."

"Shotgun enthusiasts will enjoy both 20 and 12 gauge offerings, delivering 25% less recoil than standard loads. For rifled barrels only. Our Custom Lite® Slugs feature 25%-40%+ Recoil Reduction Over Standard Loads."

About $2 a pop though.

1600fps at the muzzle. 1445 @ 50 1308 @ 100


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I would guess that a special barrel isn't necessary for satisfactory accuracy at sixty feet. Anything less than full choke should be fine.

You have problems with bears in your living room, bendable?




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what caliber would a 20 gauge sabot slug be with a micrometer?





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Garrett cartridge has a 540g for the 45-70
 
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what caliber would a 20 gauge sabot slug be with a micrometer?


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