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just traded for some 45/70 cast they measure 457- 458 and weigh at 495 with gas check, what would you recommend for load, dont want a shoulder breaker just something in 100 yard range
 

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Never gone that large personally. These are from MDSmith's pages.. ;)
500 grain LEAD MODERN Loads
A2495 49.0 gr. 1,670 MAX
A3100 60.0 gr. 1,493 MAX
AA 5744 26.0 gr. 1,217 MAX
AA 5744 24.0 gr. 1,128
Varget 35.0 gr. 1,169 good
Varget 37.0 gr. 1,255 max

http://www.reloadammo.com/4570load.htm
 

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varget,H4895,H4198,H414, H110 will buy more if need since i was just blessed with some 400 gr speer FNSP jacketed bullets
 

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wileynet said:
just traded for some 45/70 cast they measure 457- 458 and weigh at 495 with gas check, what would you recommend for load, dont want a shoulder breaker just something in 100 yard range

Have you slugged your bore? Mine measures .4590-.4595.

those of yours would be far too small for my Handi
 

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not yet may try it tonight
 

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If they are a little small, I've gotten improved performance from leads using a dose of tumble lube like Lee Liquid Alox. It's messy and stinky, but increases diameter enough to get better performance and avoid leading. ;)
 

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slugged barrel, with egg sinker left a nice ring at the top, measures 4525
 

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:eek: :eek: Thats the size of a .45 Colt Classic Carbine! THat's pistol diameter. :eek: :eek:
 

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slugged twice more same diameter
 

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tacklebury said:
:eek: :eek: Thats the size of a .45 Colt Classic Carbine! THat's pistol diameter. :eek: :eek:
.452 = .45LC
Bullet sizes vary from .450" for jacketed to .454" for some lead in diameter. Most are either .451" (jacketed) or .452" (lead) and Sierra even makes jacketed bullets for the Colt SAA that are .4515" splitting the difference.

.458 = .45-70
Bullet sizes vary from .458" for jacketed to .460" for some lead in diameter.
 

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wileynet said:
slugged barrel, with egg sinker left a nice ring at the top, measures 4525
That's normal for the lands, what's it measure in across the grooves, the widest dimension of the slug?

Tim
 
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