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.45-70 Marlin 1895G reloading data

Postby cdrusn4100 on Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:19 am

I'm headed to northern Alberta in May for black bear. I've decided to take my Marlin .45-70 along as my primary weapon. The bullets I've decided to use are Remington 404 grain copper-jacket flat nose. Unfortunately, my reloading manuals do not provide reloading data for this particular bullet.

The distance I'll be shooting at is around 50 yds. I know that most any bullet/powder combo will work, but am just curious if anyone has any personal experience/recommendations on what reload combo would be the best for knock-down power, as well as precision shooting.

I've shot a lot of black bears in Montana with my trusty .30-06 Rem. 760 carbine using 165, 185 and 220 grain bullets, but have yet to use my .45-70 on such an adventure.

Any suggestions or personal experiences appreciated. I have a lot of different powders on hand, so where would you start? Thanks in advance.
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Postby Guest on Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:54 pm

I too have the Marin GG and I just love it.
I've used Alliant Reloader 7 and Hodgdons H322 so far. I use a 350Hornady rn though. I took out a fall bear with a load of ReLoder 7 (50gr) and the 350rn Hornady aprox 2000fps. Worked very well.
As for info on your 405 go to the Hodgdons web site or better yet buy there newest manual. The nice thing about using 405gr of lead is that it doesn't have to go fast inorder to kill well. 1300fps like the factory load will work just fine. Personally I would be looking more like loading from 1600 to 1800fps..That will rock any bear alive...and you too!! :)
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