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Location: Melvina, Wi.
Joined: 02/18/2007
Posts: 262
Loads for 45/70

Been using anmarlin 1895 for years--Gunsmith was making a guide gun years before marlin did-- mine has 18 1/2" barrel( for horse use) -is ported- peep and hi rise scope-(removable) arctic finish and custom checkering--very nice --i load mostly R7 in bullets from 320 -405 gr--many are hard cast bullets we casted from lynotype we had brought up for them--also use Speer 350 gr RN for bears etc--made a real nice gun for carrying on horse esp in grizz country.Good medium range mooser also.

Location: NW Montana
Joined: 07/02/2008
Posts: 9
Loads for 45/70

Just worked a load up for my 1895G

Using a 430-gr WFN GC by Rim Rock Bullets, Ronan MT

430-gr WFN GC, .4585 dia, Federal LMRP with positive crimp.

46.0 gr of IMR 3031

1) 1700 fps L
2) 1703 fps
3) 1714 fps
4) 1725 fps H

SD: .29
Load: 46.0 gr IMR 3031
Avg FPS: 1710.5
TKV: 48.12
ME: 2793.08 Ft/Lbs

I haven't chrono'd the 405-gr non gas check that they also make but was getting ready to this week-end.

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