You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading >

Reloading For 45/70 Government

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-26-2012, 09:48 PM   #21
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
locutus's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 16,300
Liked 15483 Times on 7696 Posts
Likes Given: 14588


Originally Posted by Vikingdad View Post
Reviving this thread. In my bullet mold collection I found a Lyman 457193- casts a flat nose 405 grain bullet. Anybody have any loads for that bullet that I can fool around with? I know I have several other .458" molds in storage. I wish there was some sort of organization to my storage!
45 grains of 3031 under that bullet will give you a load that's not too hard on the shoulder, but still powerful.
To the world, you may be only one person. but to one person you may be the world.

locutus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 01:27 AM   #22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Edge of Darkness
Posts: 6,495
Liked 4804 Times on 2686 Posts
Likes Given: 1736


These are fine old rifles. But do not forget this rifle was designed around steel processing of 100 years ago. The pressures created by modern double and single base powders were not known in 1900. The rifle would most likely take the modern high pressure loads. But this is not a modern 336 action. I would remain in the lower pressure range of Trail Boss or a BP Sub. These loads killed every thing in the past. That was before or present big game animals discovered Ballistic vest.
nitestalker is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Built A reloading bench and i am reloading now CAR Ammunition & Reloading 19 08-03-2012 04:55 AM
Should our government be the only ones allowed to have this? opaww Legal and Activism 11 07-20-2012 09:03 PM
Government GPS Tracking Vikingdad Politics, Religion and Controversy 0 11-08-2011 07:32 PM
45-70 Government 250 GR MONOFLEX Marlin General Rifle Discussion 1 01-22-2011 05:06 PM
say what you want about our government... roosterjuicer The Club House 7 04-08-2009 11:32 PM