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Question re Marlin 1895 45-70 ,,,,,,,

Can’t locate any load data for 325gr Hornady FTX (have 300+),,,,,,,, loaded in standard length 45-70 brass (have several hundred).
The cartridge will be loaded as if ‘single shot’ ,,,,,,, not concerned about feeding from magazine. Have RL 7 and IMR 3031. 
Any help appreciated.

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  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 31,140 ✭✭✭✭
    I just checked my 45-70 load with the 325FTX and it is loaded with 41.3 of IMR 4198.
  • forgemonkeyforgemonkey Member Posts: 20,435 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 6
    bpost said:
    I just checked my 45-70 load with the 325FTX and it is loaded with 41.3 of IMR 4198.
    Thanks, Bruce,,,,,don’t know if there is any 4198 in my neck of the woods,,,,,,,where did you find the data ??
  • varianvarian Member Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭
    my 50th edition of the lyman book  has the 325 ftx  with 3031  listed.  46.0 min  50.0 max.  this load is listed for the 1895 marlin.  and it is listed to use the shorter case  (2.040)  but a OAL of 2.590
  • forgemonkeyforgemonkey Member Posts: 20,435 ✭✭✭✭
    varian said:
    my 50th edition of the lyman book  has the 325 ftx  with 3031  listed.  46.0 min  50.0 max.  this load is listed for the 1895 marlin.  and it is listed to use the shorter case  (2.040)  but a OAL of 2.590
    Thanks, varian ,,,,,,, with considerably greater case volume I might start at 46gr and increase from there,  watching for any pressure signs.
  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 31,140 ✭✭✭✭
    Trust me when you pull the trigger on 46 grains of 3031 you will not want any increase....BTDT.
  • MIKE WISKEYMIKE WISKEY Member Posts: 9,296 ✭✭✭

    just to note; my .45/70 load with the 325gn Hor. bullet is 58.0 gns of 3031.............but this is for a siamese mauser custom, and it does get your attention.

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