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45-70 carbine loads [message #30723] Fri, 18 April 2014 13:20 Go to next message
Philabyte is currently offline  Philabyte
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I just picked up a 45-70 carbine barrel that is attached to a G1 frame and wondering what loads to use. I understand that using trapdoor loads would be safe from the manuals but I want some of your knowledge and experiences! Thanks. Also I wouldn't mind trying out Barnes 500gr. What do ya think??
Re: 45-70 carbine loads [message #30734 is a reply to message #30723] Fri, 18 April 2014 22:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lepcur is currently offline  lepcur
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Man Phil, the last time I was in Id. bear hunting I never did see a elephant track, LOL. What ya using the 500 gr. for. I've killed a lot of game over the years with the 444 and 265 gr. bullets. I think you will like the lighter bullets in the lighter contender frame as they won't kick to bad, I should say as bad. Mike
Re: 45-70 carbine loads [message #30736 is a reply to message #30734] Fri, 18 April 2014 22:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Philabyte is currently offline  Philabyte
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Haha! So, today I loaded some hornady 300gr with 40.7 gr of H322. Seems like a light load but in that small of a gun it's just fine!! I want to shoot 500 gr just to try Smile
Re: 45-70 carbine loads [message #46520 is a reply to message #30736] Tue, 02 March 2021 11:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
wolverine is currently offline  wolverine
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I use 37.4grs of 3031 under a 500gr cast .
Re: 45-70 carbine loads [message #46522 is a reply to message #46520] Tue, 02 March 2021 17:56 Go to previous message
cajuntec is currently offline  cajuntec
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wolverine wrote on Tue, 02 March 2021 11:34
I use 37.4grs of 3031 under a 500gr cast .
Not sure if he’s still monitoring this post. It’s almost 7 years old.
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