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reloading 45-70 using h 414

tinmanjjtinmanjj Member Posts: 81 ✭✭
what is a good load of h 414 in a 45-70 405 gr cast bullet in a marlin guide gun


  • AmbroseAmbrose Member Posts: 2,996 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    That's not the best powder to use in that application. It's too slow: You won't be able to get enough powder in the case for decent velocity. IMR3031 is a good powder for that purpose.
  • elubsmeelubsme Member Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    16 grains unique, CCI LR, 405 Lee sized .459 and tumble lubed, Star Line brass, TCR 87 with bull Custom shop Barrel, topped with a vintage Weaver V-8. Uuuum uuum good. [:)]
  • MIKE WISKEYMIKE WISKEY Member, Moderator Posts: 9,748 ******
    edited November -1
    "That's not the best powder to use in that application."..........and too hard too 'light', as above 3031/ 4895/ 4227/ ect.
  • RobOzRobOz Member Posts: 9,538 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Don't forget IMR 4198
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,346 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have run lots of H870 in a 45-70. Leaves lots of un-burnt powder in the case and the bore. A duplex load with unique leaves cartridges and bore clear. Interesting to shoot over fresh snow.

    I like IMR4198 and Accurate Arms 5744.
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