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  1. Reloading Cast 45-70 Govt, powder charge?!?!

    The 45/70 Govt.
    I have a new Marlin 1895 SBL in 45-70. I reload all my own rounds for all my firearms. Hornady manual says the newer 1895s can handle upwards of 40,000 CUP. I have Missouri #1 Buffalo 405GR with starline brass and large magnum cci primers. I want to use (already purchased) IMR 4198 for these...
  2. Video: a Welshman's first go with a 45-70

    The 45/70 Govt.
    My mate has a go with the 45-70. Luckily he's a solid 6'5" so he soaked up the recoil quite nicely! Not a particularly heavy load (405gr bullet over 51gr N140) but as you can see he was shooting it lightly-held with no fore-end grip.
  3. Big Bore Component Availability / Shortages................ and Frustrations

    Reloading
    Supply and demand (availability or lack of) has created a new reality for me as a big bore reloader. I have been loading jacketed only in .458 diameter for my 45/70's & 450's. At least the bullets haven't dried up yet for the 444. Here is the issue I'm facing and am sure you are also...
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