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#6446690 - 09/10/16 04:00 PM 45-70 gov bullets
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. Been loading Sierra 300gr FNHP,Speer 400 SP and some 300gr. RN Cast bullets.
Looking at the Hornady lever and the Remington cor-loct.
Anyone recommend another? Loading for target/deer and pigs.
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#6446871 - 09/10/16 07:15 PM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: Teal28]
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The Hornady 325 FTX gets my money.
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#6447191 - 09/11/16 06:34 AM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: Teal28]
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45-70 Govt? Why, cast bullets of course! I shoot a 310, 360, and a 435; all of my designs. Rifle was a 1895G left it for a Rossi Rio Grande. Also just purchased a Navy Arms-Gibbs Summit, been looking for one of these for a few years!



As far as purchasing bullets; Beartooth Piledrivers. These are the 425 & 525 bullets on the 45 Caliber (Rifle) page.
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#6447366 - 09/11/16 10:08 AM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: Teal28]
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What type of gun and type of rifli ng

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#6447498 - 09/11/16 12:20 PM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: Teal28]
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I will look into bear tooth thanks RD. Big dog the rifle is a 1886 browning.
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#6451217 - 09/13/16 09:25 PM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: Teal28]
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I bet that is a purty rifle. I got a Henry and my son in law has a Marlin. Sure do love that 45-70 it is a hog thumper. If you get a chance you should post a pic
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#6451857 - 09/14/16 12:09 PM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: Teal28]
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What bullets are you shooting Thorn? Tried any of the leveroution?
I'll put a few pics up tonight.
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#6452282 - 09/14/16 04:49 PM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: 30378]
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Originally Posted By: 30378
The Hornady 325 FTX gets my money.


Another vote for the same. Excellent on hogs. It'll blow a feeder leg off too but that's another story. Haven't tried 'em on deer yet but hopefully I get a chance this season for that.

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#6452371 - 09/14/16 05:44 PM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: Teal28]
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I only shoot the lever revolution bullets and love em. 3 inches high at 100 puts them dead on at 200.
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#6452486 - 09/14/16 07:08 PM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: Teal28]
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Here's a few pics.






I will give the 325 Hornady a shot. Thanks
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#6454577 - 09/16/16 08:16 AM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: Teal28]
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That is a purdy gun! up
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#6454718 - 09/16/16 09:56 AM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
That is a purdy gun! up

That is for sure!

If you are going to reload the FTX you may run into OAL issues and you will need a Hornady seater plug.
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#6455551 - 09/16/16 08:34 PM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: okie44]
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Originally Posted By: okie44
Originally Posted By: redchevy
That is a purdy gun! up

That is for sure!

If you are going to reload the FTX you may run into OAL issues and you will need a Hornady seater plug.


Thanks.
That's what I've read. Brass need to be trimmed back to a point where die won't crimp the brass.
Does rcbs make the seater stem? Will a Hornady stem work in an rcbs?
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#6455852 - 09/17/16 05:34 AM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Originally Posted By: Ranch Dog
45-70 Govt? Why, cast bullets of course! I shoot a 310, 360, and a 435; all of my designs. Rifle was a 1895G left it for a Rossi Rio Grande. Also just purchased a Navy Arms-Gibbs Summit, been looking for one of these for a few years!



As far as purchasing bullets; Beartooth Piledrivers. These are the 425 & 525 bullets on the 45 Caliber (Rifle) page.


Nice rifle...but yeah, if you can put your hands on a Ranch Dog mold and a few pounds of lead, that's the bees knees.

I let my mold go with the .45-70 I had or I'd make you a few dozen to try.


Edited by possom813 (09/17/16 05:36 AM)
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#6456314 - 09/17/16 02:45 PM Re: 45-70 gov bullets [Re: Teal28]
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I shoot a Marlin 1985G. Reload with Hornady 300Gr HP. I've shot the leverevolution, but never reloaded them. As there is no scope, I see no reason to try to stretch beyond 100 yards anyhow.
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