Re: 45-70 Loads for Marlin 1895-Cast Bullets
I have the CB 45/70 too, and love it. Here's my recipe for the biggest deer, black bear or moose in these parts.
-Fed 215 mag large primers
-IMR 3031 start at 45 grains and work your way up.
With 430gr. True Shot bullets and 45gr. of powder I was getting 1500fps. With Speer 400gr. FP's and 50gr. of powder I get 1688fps.
I'm working on a casting lead bullets that have a softer lead in front and hard in the base. The ones my friend makes open up nice on deer and bear. I want to try one on a moose.
William Clunie ~
Some men go to church on Sundays and wish they were fishing ... I go fishing and talk to God.