Reloading for 45/70 Handi Rifle

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by WonderDavid!, Jan 14, 2015.

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  1. Asherdan

    Asherdan Member

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    I've used the Laser Cast 350 & 300 grain RNFP extensively in my 1895G. I've used Unique to run both the 300 & 350 at ~1100 fps, great fun to shoot. I've used 2400 to run the 300g at 1400 fps and I've used Rx7 with the 350g to run 1640 fps.

    I've not had any leading issues and accuracy, after working up the load, has always been good to excellent. Actually, the soft Unique loads were almost uniformly accurate.
     
  2. greenmtnguy

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    I have a couple loads with 300 gn hollowpoints - one at 1950 FPS and the other at 2100 for my Marlin 1895. I like these loads as they are accurate, and shoot flat enough that I don't have to worry about drop within the kill zone on a whitetail out to 200 yards with a zero just a little bit high at 100 yards. Beyond 200 yards I don't shoot, or at least, then it is time for the 270 Win.

    In the heavier Marlin, these will get your attention right away. In a light handi rifle, could be a bit much for the recoil sensitive
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2015
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