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#3187322 - 03/08/13 10:07 AM Re: .45 caliber pistol bullets in .45-70 loads? [Re: 348Winchester]
EastTNHunter
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I will second all that 348Winchester said, in addition to H335 being good for the 45/70 levergun loads, and I have heard of some people having success out of Varget. I know that the H335 was known for having a high level of muzzle flash in this cartridge. When I had a 45/70 I used RL7, Unique, and 2400, but have heard that the two flavors of 4198 are equally as good as the RL7. I used the 2400 for midrange loads, and the Unique for "mouse fart" loads that any woman or kid could shoot. I know that my Marlin Guide Gun with 320 and 420gr cast bullets ahead of RL7 was the cat's pajamas on anything from deer to toothy critters, although I only used it on the former. Also, I loved the Starline brass for the 45/70, if it matters.

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#3187646 - 03/08/13 04:37 PM Re: .45 caliber pistol bullets in .45-70 loads? [Re: EastTNHunter]
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The gun ill be shooting it in is the marlin 1895 22" barrel. Ive had the guide rifle and loaded it farely hot and never had any problems besides headaches from recoil lol
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