I was wondering if anyone knew of a load for a 500 gr slug to be used in a 45/70 . It will be shot out of a ruger#1 the slugs are orginally for a 458 but the size is the same and I wanted to make up some heavy rounds for bear hunting and just for shooting , I am one of those fools who like a gun with recoil . The only loads i can find are for the marlin lever action and have a light load . I might be overconfadent with the #1 actoin but i believe it is as sturdy a action as there is so if anyone knows of the loads or where i can find them i would apreciate it . thank you for your time .
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January 28, 2008, 12:08 AM
The Lyman 48th Edition Loading Handbook has loads for a 500 grain bullet and 9 different powders for the Ruger #1 and #3 rifles. If you don't have a copy, it would make a good addition to your loading library.
Hope this helps.
January 28, 2008, 06:46 AM
Yep. Lyman book is maybe my favorite. That was what I was going to post. If you like recoil, there are loads in there that will rock your world.
January 28, 2008, 11:28 AM
Both the Hornady & Speer manuals have Ruger #1 45-70 chapters in them as well.
Best just buy a reloading manual from Lyman, Speer, or Hornady and do your own research.
Even better, if you know what brand of .458" bullets you have, get that companies manual.