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Old December 20, 2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Loading the .45-70

Picked up a new Marlin 1895 today and ordered components for loading 350gr Hornady RN. Latest Hornady Manual says 4198 is one of the best. I'm interested in staying in the 1600-1800 range for deer and hog. Can anyone suggest some loads or powder suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Old December 21, 2012, 01:18 AM   #2
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I'm getting 1920 fps using 48 gr of H4198, a fed 210 primer and a 405 gr Cast Performance. This is with my 1895 guide gun. I bet if you used a little less than my 48 gr you'd get what you are after. I'd try 46 gr. that is a start load for 400 gr bullet.
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Old December 21, 2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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I'm running the same bullet in mine, 350 gr hornady RN with IMR 4198 with a mid level load of 40.0gr. and I'm right around 1650fps. I've taken 3 deer and 2 moose with this load.
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Old January 2, 2013, 03:55 PM   #4
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Reloader 7 @ 51.8
350 gr hornady RN
Fed 210 Match primer
WW cases

Crimp using lee factory crimp die
Very accurate load in my Guide Gun
400gr bullets kinda hard on the shoulder
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Old January 2, 2013, 06:06 PM   #5
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I do a 400 grain cast bullet with 4198 and it works good. I also loaded the Hornady bullet with 4198 and I think 3031 and had good results as well.
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Old January 2, 2013, 06:14 PM   #6
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I do a 405 grain home cast hollow base round nose flat point. I load with 14 grains of Trail Boss with any large rifle primer I can get. Pleasant to shoot, very clean, and more accurate than I can get with iron sights.
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