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    Reloader 7 and the 45-70

    I have used Imr 3031-4064 and Reloader 7. I must say the reloader 7 and cast works great!! I have been using the Lee Scoops and my groupings are good considering I am still trying to sight my scope. Who else is using reloader and getting good groupings?
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    Reloader 7 and the 45-70

    I have used RE7 only in 45-70. I have obtained 1.5 diameter groups with Remington 405s. I also use RE7 in 30-30 and 308 Winchester.

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    Re: Reloader 7 and the 45-70

    Quote Originally Posted by 3030man
    I have used Imr 3031-4064 and Reloader 7. I must say the reloader 7 and cast works great!! I have been using the Lee Scoops and my groupings are good considering I am still trying to sight my scope. Who else is using reloader and getting good groupings?
    3030man
    I having been using Varget and have liked it except that it leaves some unburned powder in the bore at the velocity I want to use. I want to push a 405 grain hard cast bullet at 1400-1500 fps. What weight of bullet are you using and the velocity you are getting? Does the Reloader 7 burn clean? I appreciate your input.
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    Reloader 7 and the 45-70

    cturpin, I am shooting Lee 405 cast water quenched wheel weights. I noticed with the IMR powders I was not getting a clean burn. The RL-7 is cleaner I don't know velocity but based on data it should be @ 1600-1700 fps. Easy on the shoulder and accurate. CCI 200 primers. After shooting it only takes maybe 10 mins. to clean a RL-7 barrel. My charge is 42.6 grains.
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    Reloader 7 and the 45-70

    3030man,
    Thanks for your reply. I have the same mold you are using. It does cast some good bullets using ww. I think you are pretty close on the velocity with your load. Alliant lists a load using 40 grains of RL7 behind a Speer 400 FN bullet in a 24" barrel. The velocity they give is 1580 fps. I am at the point where I may want to try another powder other than the Varget I am now using. Another powder I am considering is the Accurate 5744. It looks to be quite versatile to use on a wide range of velocities. Some have reported good results with it.
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    Reloader 7 and the 45-70

    I've used RX 7 for probably 20 years with the LEE 405 gr FHP. I also use it in 308 and 3030 with cast. POWDERMAN.
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    RL-7 in th 45/70

    I have used 45.0grs. of RL-7 with a 420 gr. cast bullet.It shoots nice groups and the recoil isn't too bad.I have gone to 55.0grs. with a 300gr. Remington bullet.Thats a high end load.It shot great but,the recoil is nasty of the bench.So far it is the best powder I have seen for the 45/70.

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    RL-7 in th 45/70

    I have used 45.0grs. of RL-7 with a 420 gr. cast bullet.It shoots nice groups and the recoil isn't too bad.I have gone to 55.0grs. with a 300gr. Remington bullet.Thats a high end load.It shot great but,the recoil is nasty of the bench.So far it is the best powder I have seen for the 45/70.

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    RL-7 in th 45/70

    I have used 45.0grs. of RL-7 with a 420 gr. cast bullet.It shoots nice groups and the recoil isn't too bad.I have gone to 55.0grs. with a 300gr. Remington bullet.Thats a high end load.It shot great but,the recoil is nasty of the bench.So far it is the best powder I have seen for the 45/70.

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    Reloader 7 and the 45-70

    I shoot 36 grains of r-7 in my marlin and it loves it
    1" spread at 100 so I ain't switchin!!!!
    lee cast 420 or lyman cast 300 , both shoot great with R-7
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