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45-70 #14454 04/25/2006 12:46 PM
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what is your favorite 45-70 load in a 14" tube? I have had good results with R#7 so far.

Re: 45-70 [Re: patch] #14455 04/25/2006 7:22 PM
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H4198 is working great for me. I am getting around 1900 fps with Hornady 300 grain JHP out of my 14" Hunter barrel.


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Re: 45-70 [Re: pab1] #14456 04/26/2006 2:09 AM
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I'm shooting the TC 45-70 Hunter barrel w/break. I have used only IMR4198 powder. I shoot 37 grn of it with Fed 210 Primer. I use the Sierra 300grn JHP and get 1410fps with it. It is shooting 2" at 100yds with a 4x Swift scope and I've taken two whitetails with it. Both were between 80 and 100 yds.
One shot, in the shoulder of each and they just spun a 180 and dropped. I tried more powder but the groups suffered and didn't use any other powders yet.
Mike


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Re: 45-70 [Re: patch] #14457 04/26/2006 2:24 AM
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I shoot a .450 Marlin with a 14-inch barrel. I have not used the other powders listed here, but I use RL-7. Use it in my .375 Win also. I like it. Meters well and seems to be a very accurate powder. I shoot a mid-range load of RL-7 in the .450 with 350-grain Hornady Flat Points. I have killed 4-deer with it over the last two years. No problems with retrieval. Hope to get drawn on a KY elk. I sure would like to shake it loose on something a little bigger.


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Re: 45-70 [Re: patch] #14458 04/26/2006 5:44 AM
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if your talking an encore and you aren't recoil shy I used 51.0gr of benchmark under a 440 gr cp in my 7.5" BFR for almost 1700 fps and excellent accuracy. I'm 6'3" @ 250 and it was all I could do to control the BFR, I let one person shoot it and when he almost ate the gun I never let anyone else try it. I shot a live ponderosa pine at about 50 yds, the tree was probably 18 to 20 inches in diameter and the bullet went completely through it.


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Re: 45-70 [Re: patch] #14459 04/26/2006 9:13 PM
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I'm getting good performance from AA5744 and a 300gr Hornady. 2" at 100yds and 1800fps.


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