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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. reloading question: N130 or 5744

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hiya, has anybody used Accurate 5744 in a 45-70? I'd like to know whether it's sensible to try it out. I use N130, and it's my first powder I use for reloading. It performs quite well, but maybe there' s a better powder out there? E.g. 5744... What do you think? Tom
  3. I want to start reloading. Where to begin?

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Just got a beautiful JM 1895G and want to get into reloading to save $ and make some good deer loads. Not looking to break the bank but want to make consistent loads and maybe expand into reloading for my 30-30 as well. Can someone recommend a decent setup for around $200 or so to get me...
  4. 45-70 Load Levels Question

    Reloading
    I have a question that has been bugging me from since I started thinking I might buy a 45/70 and started studying the reloading data. We all know that there are three levels of load pressures for the 45/70, Trap Door, Modern Lever, and modern single shot/bolt gun. When I look through most...
  5. Reloading Concern

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Just completed reloading 20 rounds of 45-70 Govt for my 1895 (DOM 1972) 22" barrel. I have some safety concerns about overall length. I used new Starline brass, sized and trimmed to 2.098" with a Lee cartridge trimmer. De-burred inside and out. CCI #200 Large Rifle primers. 30 gr of IMR 4198...
  6. What am I forgetting or missing for a beginner .45/70 setup?

    Reloading
    3/25 Update: Success! See the post at bottom of the page for pics. I've never reloaded before. This would be initially for a Marlin 1895GBL in .45/70. I want to go the hand press route for convenience and noise reasons in an apartment. I know the limitations and I'm okay with going slowly...
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