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  • Any hand loaders out there – give me a sanity check on a .45-70 load?

    Posted by gadsden1blog on August 6, 2022 at 2:36 am

    350 grain plated bullet, 50 grains of H4895 – this is according to published load data. It damn near fills the case and that just doesn’t set right with me for an old black powder cartridge loaded with modern smokeless powder. Double checked everything – data – and my scale – but still seems spooky to me.

    gadsden1blog replied 1 week, 6 days ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • NotAGTCSockPuppet

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    August 6, 2022 at 2:36 am

    Hodgdon’s website has starting load data for lever action .45/70 as 53 grains of h4895 with a 350 grain bullet.

  • gyoung1986

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    August 6, 2022 at 2:36 am

    Hornady book has it redlining at 58.5 grains for a Marlin 1895

  • Badger2AFan

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    August 6, 2022 at 2:36 am

    My Lyman Reloading Handbook shows 49.7 grains of H-4895 as a suggested starting load. Max load grains value is 55.2, keep in mind this is for 1886 Winchester and 1895 Marlin only. No listing for H-4895 for the 1873 Springfield.

  • gadsden1blog

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    August 6, 2022 at 2:36 am

    These loads are for a Marlin 1895 – so they are a little warmer than the data published for an 1873 Springfield.

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