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Need a load for 45-70 using Reloader 7

CS8161CS8161 Member Posts: 13,590 ✭✭✭
Using a 400 grain Jacketed bullet, midrange load suitable for lever actions (not trapdoor loads), anyone have a Barnes book that shows a powder charge for the 400 grain JFP?


  • awindsawinds Member Posts: 1,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    From Barnes Manual # 3..............
    Bullet: 400 gr. F.N.S.P.
    Powder: RL 7
    Start: 44.0 grains = 1707 fps
    Max.: 48.0 grains = 1862 fps
    As usual, be careful; your mileage may vary.
  • CS8161CS8161 Member Posts: 13,590 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
  • CapnMidnightCapnMidnight Member Posts: 8,520
    edited November -1
    Ken has given you a good load, I have a Mauser bolt action in 45-70 with a 22" barrel, I use RL #7 for it with 400gr Barnes SST bullets. Works great on the elephants in the tomato garden.
    52.5grs RL #7 and a Win LRP primer.
    This is a very warm load.
  • awindsawinds Member Posts: 1,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanx, Capt.
    I trust loads from the books, but loads from "who knows where"
    are worked up very slowly and carefully.
    Just makes good sense.
  • excavmanexcavman Member Posts: 39 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    The Lyman manual (48th ed.) has three sections for the 45-70. They separate the Trap Door, lever guns and modern single shots (ie. Ruger #1). Their starting load for a lever gun with Re7 and a 405 gr jacketed bulletis 41 gr for 1602 [email protected],500, max is 46gr for 1795 fps @27,100.

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