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Old 03-07-2013, 03:03 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by JonM
Stay away from hornady leverrevolution ammo. The cases are way way short. Short cases like the hornady can cause excessive fouling ahead of the throat and subsequently cause actual length cartridges to jam in the chamber or difficulty in chambering.

Works much like shooting a bunch of 2 3/4 shotgun shells out of a 3inch chamber then using a 3iinch shell jams right up and sometimes rips rims off leaving a stuck shell.
Great info, I actually looked at those. Glad I stayed away until more research was done!
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by SoCOgunner92 View Post
Great info, I actually looked at those. Glad I stayed away until more research was done!
its the same problem when you fire 38special out of a 357 and not cleaning the chamber really well.

i just dont like the idea of using short cases in a chamber unless thats all your ever going to use.

beyound the short case thing which makes loading the hornady brass a pain in the ass the hornady lever bullets dont shoot for crap in my new make gbl since marlin on the new rep marked barrels switched from that crappy micro groove rifling you find on most of the jm marked barrels back to the good ballard rifling that works superb with heavier 405 grain cast bullets.

you hear people say stay away form the rep barrels but if you do your mising out on the ballard rifling for cast bullets and bullets actually made for the 45-70 that makes that gun a real beast. a lot of that bs comes from folks that buy a rep made marling shoot some 300-350 grain bullets and proclaim its junk since it wont group well. try it with some bullets that are actually made with the old style 45-70 in mind and your looking at extremely good accuracy.

marlin only produced the 45-70 with the jm stamp with ballard rifling only briefly most are micro grooved accuracy with such is spotty. all the rep stamped guns are ballard style cut rifling. these guns excel at shooting cast bullets.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:37 PM   #13
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Get a manual and/or go to Hodgdon's website. I had very good results with bullets from 300-400 grains, lead or jacketed, over 4198, 322, 3031 and 4064. 322 was my favorite powder.
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