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    45-70

    is 45-70 the same as 45-70 Government?
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    Yep.


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    Nope .
    The OM was a 500 gr RN 45-70-500 .
    The the Cavalry couldn't handle it so they got a reduced load for the carbines a 405 . 45-70-405 .
    That was still too much of a good thing so it got wadded down to a 45-65-405 .

    In the modern context though yeah it is .
    Kind of like Cal 30 model of 1906 vs 30-06' Springfield vs 06' .
    Or 30 WCF and 30-30 .
    45 Long Colt vs 45 Colts not to be confused with the shorter 45 Schofield or 45 S&W .
    Of course I love this little lost gem just because it makes heads explode .
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check