45-70 GC Lead bullets

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  1. glockky

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    Looking for some good gas checked lead bullets for my 45-70. And before someone says cast your own I have looked into and would love to start but i cant find a good supply of lead. And from what everyone tell me its not worth it if you can not get cheap lead locally.

    Ok, So i bought a 20" katahdin barrel for my TC pro hunter. I am wanting to find a good gas checked lead bullet to hunt with. I was just wanting to know where you guys were getting yours from. I have lots of jacketed bullets but for some reason am wanting to try something different.

    Let me know what u hunt with and have had good luck with thanks.
     
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    I'd think the reason for getting a .45-70 would to be to not have to use gas checks.
    You should be able to easily drive a plain base to 1600 minimum.
     
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    Those are some good looking bullets. How do they perform on deer?

    I am looking for something with a really wide metplat. Too bad they dont sell smaller quanities to try and see if you like them.
     
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    Beartooth Bullets Piledriver Lite or Piledriver Jr. are not inexpensive, but you get the quality you pay for with them. Get 'em sized .460 would be my suggestion.

    The 430g Trueshot is a fine bullet.

    Jae-Bok Young's Craters, Crater Lites and Crater Lites 2 are damn fine medecine.

    Good Luck!
     
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    I'd think the reason for getting a .45-70 would to be to not have to use gas checks.
    You should be able to easily drive a plain base to 1600 minimum.


    Yeah ,that`s what I was thinkin , gas check 45-70 :confused:
     
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    Oregon Trail True Shot bullets are good bullets but they cost A LOT!!! They cost as much or more than Hornady's premium jacketed bullets. Leadheads Bullets are also very well made but cost a lot less than True Shot bullets as are Beartooth Bullets. I'll add one more to the GC bullet list which are in the same class and have a very wide meplat, Cast Performance Bullets.

    I also see no need for a GC bullet in the 45-70, especially when they cost more than jacketed bullets. I'm shooting a 405gr plain base 18 BHN bullet from Missouri Bullets and they are very accurate without leading the barrel. The price is a fraction of the GC bullets from Oregon Trails.
     
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    Now that I answered the OP's question maybe I can deviate a little and agree with the guys saying gas checks aren't necessarily a required item. Right now my best is a Laser Cast 350g pushed by A2400 to 1400 fps. I also use Rx7 to shove the same up to 1640. Either load is accurate and takes deer and 200lb. pigs with no problems so far.

    Still, a 420-ish GC bullet pushed to max with H322 is something everyone should try out for themselves.

    heh-heh
     
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    anyone else know of any different bullets
     
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    Source for Lead

    I buy reclaimed shotgun pellets from the local trap club and use that for non-blackpowder loading. It casts a good hard bullet.
    Joe
     
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