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Old 02-12-2003, 09:57 PM
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does anyone have any data for hot loads in a 45/70? 350gr bullet would be interesting.
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Old 02-13-2003, 09:24 AM
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THESE LOADS ARE FOR RUGER NO. 1 OR ACTIONS OF EQUAL OR GREATER STRENGTH!!!

I have never shot 350-grain jacketed bullets in my .45/70. But I have shot the Barnes Original 400-grain semispitzers with 60 grains of RE 7, for a muzzle velocity in my rifle of 2270 FPS. Have also had great results using 60 grains of RE 7 with the Lyman .457122HP with hardened base sections and an inverted gascheck under the bullet. Chrongraph results for 5 rounds: Shot 1: 2361 FPS; Shot 2: 2364 FPS; Shot 3: 2364 FPS; Shot 4: 2364 FPS; Shot 5: 2361 FPS. ALL CHARGES WEIGHED!! This is a 1.2 MOA load that is + 4" @ 100 yards when zeroed dead on @ 200 yards.

IF YOU TRY ANY OF THESE LOADS, I RECOMMEND STARTING AT LEAST 10% BELOW THESE!!

My " regular" hunting load is Elmer Keith' s old formula of a 400-405 grain jacketed bullet with 53 grains of IMR 3031. This load is good for anything except maybe Kodiak bears, Rhinos, Cape Buffalo, or Elephant!!
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Old 02-13-2003, 10:58 AM
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In my Marlin 1895 I just loaded some Hornady 350 gr. FP over 51gr of RL#7. Haven' t shot them yet. They are just slightly over what Hornady lists as max so definately work up to this load. You can also try the talk forum on Marlins website. Its a great forum and probably the best when it come to the Marlins. www.marlinfirearms.com

Couple of guys on the Marlin website are shooting the 350' s over 51.8gr of RL#7 and Federal Match Primers. I may eventually get there but I hear these hots loads " ring your bell" . When those boys over there say a load is for hunting only and not plinking, believe' em.

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Old 02-13-2003, 02:06 PM
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why must you people tempt me with posts like these. ahhh i want a ruger #1 in 45-70.
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Old 02-20-2003, 09:33 PM
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Default RE: hot loads for the 45/70

Just check out Hodgdon' s #27 data manual.

It' s broken into 3 levels. Level #2 is the Marlin.

2424 fps for a 300g bullet and 2002 fps for a 400g bullet. Kills on one end and maims on the other!
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Old 02-21-2003, 08:30 AM
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The Hornady Third Edition is also broken into three pressure-level sections.
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