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45-70, all bullet weights
BulletPowder WeightPowderVelocityOALPrimerSource
275gr LFP 62.0 gr4198 2,817 fps2.410" Win LR guest
This is a very powerful load developed using my Marlin 1895 CB. The extreme spread was 19.0 and the standard deviation 9.5. grouped 2" at 50 yards using factory iron sights. Bullet is hardcast, gas checked, sized to .458 and lubed twice with heavy coats of Liquid alox. Leading was minimal. This load is intended for strong modern firearms ONLY and should be considered a MAXIMUM LOAD! Also may be too fast for anything other than varmint sized game due to the possibility of the bullet not holding together when contacting heavy bone.

300gr any 60.0 grH4198 2,400 fps2.55" WLR Guest
Suggested starting load: 54.0 gr
Use ONLY in modern leverguns!!! This is wonderful in my 1895SS, but only gets 2300fps in the 22" barrel. I pulled this one from the Hodgdon #27 Manual. With the proper bullet, this load will kill anything in North America. I use the Sierra JHP for deer, and any JFN for bear.

300gr fhp sie 50.0 gr4198 Unknown cci200 guest
shoots .5in in my marlin guide

300gr LRN 12.0 grUnique 1,100 fps Win LP guest
An accurate load in the Marlin 1894CB. Very light recoil, fun to shoot. Definitely not meant for hunting. Plinking or Cowboy shooting only.

300gr JHP 62.0 gralliant rl-7 2,480 fps2.53" Win LR guest
groups very good from my 3 marlin 1895`s about 1.75" three shot groups at 100 yds. this load is for remington, hornady,speer, and sierra 300gr bullets only. the nosler and both barnes x and original 300 gr bullets develop more pressure than conventional bullets. 57.0 gr rl-7 is about max in the marlin for the nosler and barnes original, cut this 57.0 gr load about 10% for the barnes x bullet

300gr JHP 62.0 gralliant rl-7 Unknown Win LR guest
do not use this load in marlins the same load is posted by me but with "old" rl-7. since that load was posted i aquired some new rl-7 it is not the same powder as the old rl-7. the new rl-7 is made in sweden for alliant and is faster burning than the old rl-7 making the 62.0 gr load too stiff for the marlin with the new powder. this load with the new powder is safe for the ruger # 1. the old rl-7 had red identification granuals in it the new rl-7 does not

300gr JHP 62.0 grH4895 1,974 fps2.525" CCI 200 Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 55.8 gr
Trapdoor level load. 24" barrel, Sierra HP

Pressure: 21,000 CUP

300gr JHP 55.0 grIMR 3031 2,000 fps2.550" Win LR guest
12" drop at 200 yds with 100 yd zero. Excellent performance on a 300+ lb. feral hog with a single head shot.

300gr JHP 63.0 grVarget 2,020 fps2.525" CCI 200 Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 56.7 gr
Trapdoor level load. 24" barrel, Sierra HP

Pressure: 23,800 CUP

300gr JHP 63.5 grH335 2,143 fps2.525" CCI 200 Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 57.2 gr
Trapdoor level load. 24" barrel, Sierra HP

Pressure: 27,400 CUP

300gr JHP 63.5 grBenchmark 2,113 fps2.525" CCI 200 Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 57.2 gr
Trapdoor level load. 24" barrel, Sierra HP

Pressure: 27,400 CUP

300gr JHP 60.0 grH322 2,142 fps2.525" CCI 200 Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 54.0 gr
Trapdoor level load. 24" barrel, Sierra HP

Pressure: 28,000 CUP

300gr JHP 55.0 grH4198 2,221 fps2.525" CCI 200 Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 49.5 gr
Trapdoor level load. 24" barrel, Sierra HP

Pressure: 27,600 CUP

300gr JHP 56.0 gr3031 Unknown Win LRM guest
 

300gr JHP 62.0 grH4895 1,974 fps2.525" Win LR guest

Admin Note: Max load for Trapdoor level rifles according to Hodgdon.

300gr JHP 25.0 gr2400 1,410 fps2.475" LR guest
Trapdoor load from Hercules Powder Reloader’s Guide 4/85 16,500 CUP, 300 gr Hornady JHP, Rem 9 1/2 primer

300gr LFP 30.0 gr2400 1,650 fps2.475" LR guest
Lever Action Level 2 from Hercules Powder Reloader’s Guide 4/85 23,000 CUP, 300 gr Hornady JSP, Rem 9 1/2 primer

350gr JSP 51.8 grReloader 7 1,950 fps Fed LR guest
Great Guide Gun Load-45-70 350 Grain Hornady FN 51.8 Grains of RL 7 Federal Match 210GM Primers Federal Nickle Cases Crimp using Lee Factory Crimp Die Hunting Load Only-Recoil Present!

350gr LFP 55.0 grH4198 2,200 fps2.55" Win LR guest
Great general purpose hunting load that is equal to or slightly better than the Hornady standard load for the new 450 Marlin. I lube my cast bullets with Apache Blue in the grooves then roll then in Lee Liquid Alox for extra protection. I use this in my Marlin 1895SS and in it the recoil is very gentle, (this is relative, if you’ve been shooting nothing but .223’s all your life, then this will feel like it is breaking your shoulder!) My rifle has been lightened up as well by slimming down that massive forstock and even slimming some on the butt stock so they match. It now feels much more like a Winchester 1894, except the balance is still not there due to the short magazine tube, but it is still much improved over the factory original, and the 20 hand rubbed coats of Tung oil on the Wlanut stock looks great!

350gr JSP 50.0 grReloder 7 1,950 fps2.540" Win LR guest
From a Marlin Guide Gun. Excellent all around hunting load. Flatter trajectory than 9 out of 10 .45-70 loads.

350gr JSP 45.0 grIMR-4198 1,850 fps Win LR guest
Marlin 1895 Guide Gun, 18.5". Hornady 350 gr SP-FN, nickel RP brass. 50 yard 3-shot grp offhand with rest 0.79" (apeture sights). Velocity at 45 F. over Shooting Chrony, SD 18.

350gr LFP 54.0 grVIHTA N133 Unknown2.55" CCI LR guest
Excellent load, it will kick some if you are not accustomed to it. Excellent all around for any deer/hog situation here in Florida. I imagine it is a good load all around for just about any animal. Beveled base bullet with a heavy crimp. Very accurate one ragged hole at 50 yards. All bullets come from Space Coast Bullets here in Melbourne Florida.

350gr JSP 60.0 grAccurate AA2520 2,000 fps2.550" Win LR guest
JSP from Hornady, very strong load, accurate, and it will kick some. Shot from a Marlin 1895 new model. The brass is once fired PMC, crimped with Lee Crimp die. MAKE SURE that you work up to this load, it is close to max.

350gr LFP 53.0 grIMR4350 1,450 fps1.520" Fed LRM guest
I load this for my "86 Win. 3/4" grps/100yds. I buy Laser-Cast bullets and add a GC. Less than 20,000 PSI in old DuPont manual. Absolutely no leading.About 95% LD. Very easy on the shoulder.

385gr LFP 19.0 gr2400 1,070 fps2.575" LR guest
Trapdoor load from Hercules Powder Reloader’s Guide 4/85 15,800 CUP, 385 gr Cast Lead (GC), Rem 9 1/2 primer

385gr LFP 25.0 gr2400 1,340 fps2.575" LR guest
Lever Action Level 2 from Hercules Powder Reloader’s Guide 4/85 21,300 CUP, 385 gr Cast Lead (GC), Rem 9 1/2 primer

400gr JSP 48.0 grRL 7 1,820 fps Fed LR guest
Marlin 45/70 18.5’’ barrel, Fed 210 400 grain Speer Flat-Nose

405gr JFNSP 48.0 grIMR 3031 1,800 fps2.550" WLR Guest
Suggested starting load: 43.2 gr
very accurate in Marlin 1895

405gr LFN 50.0 grH4198 2,000 fps2.55" WLR Guest
Suggested starting load: 45.0 gr
Use ONLY in strong, modern guns! Also comes from the Hodgdon #27 manual. In my 1895SS, it kicks like a Missouri mule, but it has good trajectory and great penetration.

405gr LSWC 15.0 grUnique 1,520 fps CCI LR guest
Using a SHARPS rifle, barrel front sight with peep and MARBLES fully adjustable tang sight, this is one of the most accurate lead bullets that I have had the pleasure to shoot! At 175 yards it is fantastic!

405gr JSP 48.0 grRL-7 1,750 fps2.55" Win LR guest
Shot from Marlin guide gun.3 shots @ 100 yards is .750 inches.Great load for any game animal in North America.

405gr LRN 28.0 grIMR 4198 1,300 fps CCI LR guest
use with dacron wad. Shoots very well in my original 45-70 trapdoor carbine - duplicates black powder pressure. Have killed many deer and an elk or two with this load.

405gr LFP 50.0 grVarget 1,718 fps2.540" CCI 200 Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 45.0 gr
Trapdoor level load. 24" barrel.

Pressure: 20,900 CUP

405gr LFP 48.0 grH4895 1,645 fps2.540" CCI 200 Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 43.2 gr
Trapdoor level load. 24" barrel.

Pressure: 18,900 CUP

405gr LFP 50.0 grBenchmark 1,695 fps2.540" CCI 200 Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 45.0 gr
Trapdoor level load. 24" barrel.

Pressure: 22,600 CUP

405gr LFP 31.0 grH4198 1,459 fps2.540" CCI 200 Hodgdon
Suggested starting load: 27.9 gr
Trapdoor level load. 24" barrel.

Pressure: 17,100 CUP

405gr LFP 45.0 grreloader #7 Unknown2.55" CCI LR guest
Load worked up for hogs in brush country Florida. Very accurate 5 round groups produce single hole. Velocity is not as important as accuracy. The bullet is beveled base, with heavy crimp. Meplat is .335 inches. Hard cast slug with no leading problems. This slug has been up to 2000 fps with no leading problems.

405gr LFP 45.0 grreloader #7 Unknown2.55" CCI LR guest
Load worked up for hogs in brush country Florida. Very accurate 5 round groups produce single hole. Velocity is not as important as accuracy. The bullet is beveled base, with heavy crimp. Meplat is .335 inches. Hard cast slug with no leading problems. This slug has been up to 2000 fps with no leading problems. Marlin 1895

405gr JSP 55.0 grH335 1,750 fps2.55" CCI LRM guest
W-W brass, Lee crimp die used. Heavy crimp needed. Shot from a Marlin 1895 new model. The bullet is a "Remington JSP flat nose" with a Meplat of .320. The round is underloaded and can be beefed up more but I think that it is very accurate and powerful as it is. Good luck and good hunting

405gr SP 48.0 grReloder 7 1,875 fps Win LRM guest
This is an in between medium/heavy loading for the 45/70 in a Marlin. I have seen and used hotter. In my current LTD IV this is a killer on both ends, its is the worst kicking gun I own.

405gr LBT-LFN 27.5 grH4198 1,290 fps CCI LR guest
Very comfortable load out of 30" heavy barrel falling block rifle.

Admin Note: Suitable for Trapdoor strength rifles

405gr LFP 40.0 grIMR 3031 1,317 fps CCI LR guest
Good plinking load in a Marlin 1895. Comfortable recoil with an energy of 1559 lbs/ft

405gr JSP 20.0 gr2400 1,000 fps2.540" LR guest
Trapdoor load from Hercules Powder Reloader’s Guide 4/85 15,300 CUP, 405 gr Rem JSP, Rem 9 1/2 primer

405gr JSP 25.0 gr2400 1,260 fps2.540" LR guest
Lever Action Level 2 from Hercules Powder Reloader’s Guide 4/85 24,000 CUP, 405 gr Rem JSP, Rem 9 1/2 primer

420gr LFP 55.0 grAA 2495 1,957 fps CCI LR guest
1895G MARLIN 1.25" @ 100YDS LYMAN 66 REAR SIGHT. BULLET SIZED .4515 PATCHED UP WITH 16LB PAPER. LUBED WITH SACO GOLD.ALLOY IS 50/50 LINOTYPE-WHEELWEIGHT. GREAT LOAD

500gr LFN 40.0 grH4198 1,500 fps2.55" WLR Guest
Suggested starting load: 36.0 gr
For use ONLY in modern guns! This is 1 grain below the max as listed in "Modern Reloading" by Richard Lee. This load kicks like nothing you have ever seen, but talk about penetration! Many times I have used it to shoot through tree trunks up to 10" in size, depending upon the type of wood. This is what I carry when I am walking in bear country for those poorly aimed self defense shots at an enraged sow with cubs. It will really take the fight out of them! Only good for about 75-100 yards before you have to start guessing at holdover though, depending on your barrel length.

500gr LFP 35.0 grReloder 7 1,440 fps2.515" Win LR guest
Excellent Accuracy and plenty of power for any North American game animal

500gr LBT-WFN 79.3 grgoex Unknown2.875" Win LR guest
79.3 grains of Goex FFG powder was added using a drop tube,and compressed to fully seat a Saco 500 grain round nose bullet. mold number 881

518gr LFP 48.0 gr3031 1,680 fps2.70" Win LR guest
In H&R Shikari - 28"bbl - 1.1" avg Lee FPGC For aol 2.55, decrease 5%

520gr BTHP 24.0 gr5477 Unknown CCI LRM guest
lead cast

550gr LFP 40.0 grH322 1,530 fps2.520" Fed LR guest
jb young hard cast, gaschecked for my 1895 marlin guide gun...starline brass at 2.095.....fed 210 primer....LFC at 2/3 turn....this is my all purpose hunt load....recoil is not bad, more of a heavy push!

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