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  1. deer rifle for maine woods

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hey everyone, new member here. I've been reading around some of the other threads this morning but I couldn't find anything covering this exact topic so here we are. I just bought my first hunting rifle the weekend of this posting. It's a Savage 110 in .270 and I plan on using it for this season...
  2. Winchester 1886 45-70 Safe Ammo

    Big-Bore Lever Guns
    I am a huge Winchester fan and have several 1894s and and 1895, but I have been looking around of an 1886 in 45-70. I recently picked up a lot of ammo of various calibers and there was several boxes of 45-70 (45-70 GOV'T 300 DR RNFP COWBOY LOAD is printed on the box end), which from what I was...
  3. Heavy Duplex or Turkey Plex?

    Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun Scopes
    I recently ordered a Leupold 1-4x scope (VX-1) to put on my Marlin 45-70. I ordered the turkey plex due to the fact that online the crosshairs appeared to be too large for my tastes on the heavy duplex. When it arrived the other day they had sent me the heavy duplex by mistake (it says turkey...
  4. Which bullet for 200 yard 45-70

    Big-Bore Lever Guns
    So I'm new to this forum but I've got a question that I can't find much information on. I live in Ohio, and in our gun season we are limited to using straight wall rifles to hunt deer. A little while ago I got a Marlin 1895 with a 22" barrel. My current load is 46 gr. of IMR 4198 and a 300 grain...
  5. Loaded some 45/70 this morning!

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I was headed to the range this morning with the 444's and decided I wanted to shoot the 45-70's as well so to the bench I went. I loaded H4198 with Remington 300gr HP's in RP nickel plated brass. Had a good time before & during range time today! 1895gunner
  6. 45-70 & Cape Buffalo

    Big-Bore Lever Guns
    I've been having issues with my Marlin Guide Gun lately and needed a positive boost. So I found this blog entry regarding the 45-70 and cape buffalo. It has vids and provides some good info. :D Hope you enjoy. 45-70 Levergun 45/70 Hardcast lead on Cape Buffalo - part 1 - YouTube 45/70...
  7. Guide Gun Not Reloading

    Big-Bore Lever Guns
    Gentlemen I have a problem. My Marlin Guide Gun (45-70) is not reloading :confused:. When I cycle the action the elevator doesn't move the next cartridge up. The ammo are personal handloads that follow the loading manuals overall cartridge length. I haven't disassembled the GG yet to check for...
  8. 45-70 still best big gun, @2500+ yards?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Own only two center fire hunting guns, 45-70 Sharps repl;ca and Man Sch 30-06, do not need any others and hand load for both. Have 22-250 used for paper puncher as no longer "varmint shoot" as found many are becoming endangered, AKA if you do not eat it, do not shoot/kill it. But the 45-70...
  9. Black bear loads

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I have been working on my loads for my black bear hunt in September. I plan on taking my 45-70 guide gun and my 444 Marlin 1895. I think I have got my loads perfected as seen by the two three shot targets below both fired at 100 yards. The red target is the 444 load and the black target is the...
  10. 45-70 Powder Capacity

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    We can all pretty much agree that the 45-70 and 450 Marlin are basically the same cartridge out of a marlin rifle. Now for the question: The Hornady Handbook 8th edition lists the 45-70 with a 300gr bullet at 2000 fps with 52.3gr of RL-7 from a 22 inch barrel (Max load). However the 450 Marlin...
  11. First time reloading 45-70

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I have been handloading .308 for a few years, and .243 for about a year. This is my first time reloading 45-70. It has been some time since I handloaded a straight-walled case. I don't know if I am being overly critical here or not, but there appears to be a slight bulge in my case wall on one...