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looking for a load for the 45/70 govt.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by young hunter, Jan 27, 2008.

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  1. young hunter

    young hunter Member

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    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 .
     
  2. ReloaderFred

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    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.

    Fred
     
  3. redneck2

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    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.
     
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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.

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    rcmodel
     
  5. SASS#23149

    SASS#23149 Member

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    Cast or jacketed? or both?
    I have loads for both,what kind of powder do you have on hand,if any?
     
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