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#11960095 - 04/09/17 Anyone have a favorite 405 speer bullet load for 45/70?  
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Looking for a hunting type load but not the rattle my teeth level.
1600 fps ?

Rifles is a marlin cowboy. THANKS

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#11975116 - 04/16/17 Re: Anyone have a favorite 405 speer bullet load for 45/70? [Re: Cntrmass]  
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Yea, when I clearly have no idea what I'm doing I ask for load information on a forum instead of reading a load manual.

#12006337 - 04/29/17 Re: Anyone have a favorite 405 speer bullet load for 45/70? [Re: Cntrmass]  
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Did you miss the part that reads "favorite" and "cowboy"
or are you always an ass?

#12023462 - 05/09/17 Re: Anyone have a favorite 405 speer bullet load for 45/70? [Re: Cntrmass]  
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Well, I think Speer's is a 400, not a 405 smile but ...

WW brass, Fed 210 primers, 52 grains of H4895. I didn't chronograph 'em but I think they were in the very high 1500s. Sub MOA out of both a Cowboy 1895 and a SS guide gun as long as the rifles were scoped, otherwise 1.5 inches. 'bout the same using the same brass and primers with 47 grains of 3031 under a 405 grain GC RCBS bullet ... lubed and checked with my alloy those were 425 grains. The cast bullet load kicked a bit more. No idea on velocity with it.

Hope this helps.

Originally Posted by dla
Yea, when I clearly have no idea what I'm doing I ask for load information on a forum instead of reading a load manual.

That's not a useful response. When I last checked my load manuals, not a single one of them had a column and check box for "rattles your teeth."

Tom


Anyone who thinks there's two sides to everything hasn't met a M´┐Żbius strip.

Here be dragons ...
#12038753 - 05/17/17 Re: Anyone have a favorite 405 speer bullet load for 45/70? [Re: Cntrmass]  
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I have good accuracy with 50 grains of Varget out of my SS guide gun. 54 grains was also as accurate and I did not notice it kick much more but with the 50 grains of Varget the accuracy was the best.


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