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    Boolit Master Jedman's Avatar
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    NW OH Oak Openings Area
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    Boolit Buddy
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    SW Virginia

    Smile 330 Gould in the 45/70

    Quote Originally Posted by 244ack View Post
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    Here is the wife's buck this fall.
    rattled in and shot from 60 yards in the thick timber
    Rifle is a 1895 cowboy, had the barrel shortened to 24"
    load was 28 grains of 4744 and a 330 grain HP in the 45/70. Very mild recoil and shoots great.
    Mold is from CBE and it is pretty much a copy of the old Lyman Gould mold with a bigger HP
    50/50 with 3% tin, 1485FPS
    I use the Lyman version of the Gould HP cast of 2.5/2.5/95 alloy with s similar load of 5744. I shot a good size WT buck on the point of the near shoulder and found the rear 1/2 of the bullet under the skin of the opposite ham. DRT. One does not need 500 grain bullets or 2000fs to kill deer with a 45/70. The Gould at BP velocities is MORE than up to the task. except for the above example, I have never recovered a bullet, always an exit wound. Any more bullet is just wasted lead.

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    Boolit Bub 244ack's Avatar
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    North East BC Canada
    Thats what I love about the 45/70, you can load it to what ever power level you need. BP velositys work great and if you need the extra horsepower it is there. At BP speeds it is very comfortable to shoot and the women and kids can shoot it as well.

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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