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Magtech offers a 45-70, 405gr lead CAS-load.
They show a mv of 1330 fps - 1587 ft.lbs.
Has someone tried them on paper or game?

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Sounds like an okay target/plinking load out to 100 yards but not enough energy for me to want to hunt with them.
 

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This is virtually identical to the Remington 405 load. They quote 1330 fps and 1598 ftlbs.
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Magtech offers a 45-70, 405gr lead CAS-load.
They show a mv of 1330 fps - 1587 ft.lbs.
Has someone tried them on paper or game?

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Capt Rick Hiott said:
What do you shoot for hunting Ron? I plan on buying a 45-70 this summer.
I use the Hornady 325gr. Leverevolution. At least that is what I used last season and it does a number on deer. I am going to try the 250 monoflex this year I think. The LE is very accurate and packs a pretty good punch on both ends. It still has over 1500 ftlbs energy at 200 yards and that is rated strong enough for a large bull elk.

You will love a 45-70. A lot of fun to shoot. What are you thinking about getting?
 

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My Boss shoots Magtech 308, and its too dirty for my likes.
Shoot real good in his semi bullet spitters.

1300 seems a tad slow for 405s
 

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it would be as effective as remington green box on deer. only problem is that it drops like a rock, so you better be close!
 

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I plan on hunting hogs with mine over bait at 30 yards and also stalking. Nothing over 50 yards.
I was under the impression that a larger grain bullet was better for something like that. From what I read it doesn't have to be that fast to get good penetration.

Is this true?
 

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I think that would drop any hog within the range you mentioned. Black powder loads killed many buffalo at those speeds!


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That chunk of lead will do fine for you provided they shoot well out of your gun. They will drop fast, but if you shoot enough of them you will know where they hit at reasonable hunting distances.

I would not hesitate to hunt deer or hogs with that load.
 
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