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45-70 and elk?

Old 10-07-2002, 02:53 PM
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Anyone have a tried and true elk load for my marlin 1895SS 45-70?

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Old 10-07-2002, 09:53 PM
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53 grains of 3031 and the 405 grain remington jacketed bullet. All you might ask of a 45-70 this load will do for you.
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Old 10-08-2002, 12:23 PM
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Nice Rick, thanks for the info.

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Old 10-08-2002, 01:25 PM
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rickT300 is right on with his recommendation. This is Elmer Keith's "classic" the .45/70, and it will kill ANYTHING on the North American continent, very handily, thank you!! The .45/70 can be loaded hotter than this, but there is no need to do so!!

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Old 10-08-2002, 08:04 PM
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yes it will take anything on the continent, and might be only slightly light for only 2 animals in the entire world, of course those are the cape buffalo and the elephant, though it could probably take those as well, but it would be slightly light

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