short barrel 45/70 loads ?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by deathwobble, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. deathwobble

    deathwobble Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have some good load recipes for a 45/70 using a short barrel. Recently had my 45/70 shortend to 16.75 inches to make it handle better. I was thinking of using some loads data for a tc pistol or some thing like that any thoughts?

    Current load
    Powder- H335
    Charge-68gr
    Bullet-300gr jhp
    Primer-Fed215 magnum
    Brass-Hornady
    Crimp-no
    Velocity-2405fps (24"barrel)
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013
  2. diriel

    diriel Well-Known Member

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    Good old 4198... :) Hard to beat it in 45/70. Win LR primers and you are gtg for the most part... the remington 405gr bullet also pretty good medicine :)

    Happy Hunting,
    Gary
     

  3. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    any load that gives top velocitys in a 24 inch 4570 will probably be the top velocity load in your 16 inch gun and would probably be fastest even in a 4570 handgun.