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Handloading 45/70 TC Encore Pistol

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ruger1228, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. ruger1228

    ruger1228 Well-Known Member

    I reloaded 45/70 cases with 45gr H4895 powder for my Thompson Center Encore Pistol-15" barrel. The bullet was cast lead flat point 300gr. Using Winchester Large Rifle Primers.
    After shooting 9 rounds to sight in scope, I noticed that the barrel had quite a bit of unburned powder in it. Just wondering if there is a better powder to use and one that leaves no unburned powder?
    What are others using to reload for the 45/70? Any advice or comments are appreciated.
    Thanking you in advance for your assistance.
  2. steveno

    steveno Well-Known Member

    try 2400. I had good luck with it in my Ruger #1S 45-70
  3. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I have used 4 powders in the 45-70, all faster than 4895.

    For lead bullets @ Trapdoor pressures I like either H4198 or AA5744.
    For light plinking leas loads Trail Boss is also an option.

    For Levergun pressures and jacketed bullet I use mostly IMR3031.

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