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    Does it say how many grains are used? You could make sure that way. You might want to think about reloading, its much cheaper after you buy the equipment and you can tailor loads to what you want to do.

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    I have handloaded shells for 25 years. One load I use a lot for 45-70 is 300 gr GC cast bullet sized .459 & 34 gr of IMR 4198
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    I suspect that Lyman is being overly cautious regarding the #3 loadings. There are different 1895's in circulation. They (and their lawyers) are terrified that someone will insert one of their #3 loadings into a 100 year old Marlin 1895. The only remedy for that would be to add two more sub-categories - "Pre and post 1972 Marlin 1895" - to their manual. I can see why it's easier for them just to hold their position with regards to #1, 2 and 3. I myself would not be afraid to fire a #3 in my new production SBL but, having said that, there's really no valid reason to do so. Plenty of power with hot #2's...and like someone said above, there's no benefit in putting more stress on your rifle and abusing your shoulder.
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    Most of the reloading manuals provide data for the 45-70 cartridge stratified in the three categories noted above. The top-level loads designated for the Ruger #1 are not considered safe in any Marlin 1895. Personally, I do not use loads that are considered excessive pressure in any of my Marlins. The first thing behind that bolt is my head.

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    Had a few minutes and done some research. Found a thread with some info on the 1895's strength. Also the Lyman data I have list pressures for the 45-70 in C.U.P .
    https://www.marlinowners.com/#/topics/532393

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    Think something may be missed in this thread, or, I simply did not see it! The Marlin 45-70 has a Maximum Cartridge Over All Length (COAL) of 2.550" (to be safely cycled in the Marlin action). The Ruger No.1 can chamber longer than 2.550" and that will most likely jam the Marlin Action. Second - the Marlin tubular magazine means you must use flat nose bullets. The Ruger No.1 is a single-shot rifle and can handle pointed nose bullets with much better ballistic coefficients.


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