Thread: 45/70 questions
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Old January 25, 2019, 08:28 PM   #4
TX Nimrod
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I’ve been loading the .45-70 for over 45 years in a bunch of different firearms. All shot very well with bullets from 300-450 grains, jacked or cast, with the right load. The powders I use the most today are IMR4198, IMR4227 and Trailboss. Both the OP’s rifles are strong, but frankly I have stopped using the Ruger-level loads (after I shot a brownie with one) for the Trapdoor-level loads. Easier to shoot, just as accurate and plenty powerful for most any use.

The OP should give us enough information to help him. Exactly what bullet is he using? What overall length does the bullet maker recommend (Speer lists 2.71”)? How much powder? What primer? What will he be using his rifles for?

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