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Old 10-18-2006, 07:43 PM
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Default New Hornady Loads for 45-70

Does anyone have any informationon shooting the new hornady ballistictips in a 45-70? I picked up a box, and am planning on using them this season, but am wondering about others who may have already invested the time, and what they have found out about these loads.

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Old 10-20-2006, 08:37 AM
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Default RE: New Hornady Loads for 45-70

I haven't shot the 45-70 but I did the .450 Marlin which is basically the same thing. They shoot really accurate in my gun. At 100 yards we were getting 1" groups with a couple touching. I haven't shot anything with them yet but the dead tree we use to hold the target up sure shakes when they hit. We can shoot it with a 30-06 and it will never move but when you shoot it with the .450 you can tell when it hits. They should be great for hogs which is what I bought mine for.
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:26 AM
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Default RE: New Hornady Loads for 45-70

if you go by Hornady's published numbers then you can expect considerably better performance than the old round nose loads.

Heck they (almost?)turn a 30-30 into a legitimate 300 yard deer rifle! Pretty amazing.

You can see the published numbers here:

https://www.hornady.com/shop/?ps_session=ea15560fbdf6b2e6aad1c3e182783170&p age=shop%2Fbrowse&category_id=e2efc3a895f8f600 4aa5509977a8de6e

Compare to Federals 300 grain Speer Hot Core SP.

You should expect 400 ft/lbs more energy at 100 yards and about 200 ft/lbs more at 200 yards. They both fizzle to a little over 1,000 ft/lbs at 300 yards.

They still drop like a rock though.
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:26 PM
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Default RE: New Hornady Loads for 45-70

I hunt deer with a 30-30 contender this new ammo is unbelievable.Hornaday did their homework. 3-4 inch groups at 175yds I'll take that out of a pistol anyday .
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