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45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one?
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: 45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one? Reply with quote

not hard to kill,just available and heck of alot of fun. we dont have many feral goats near by....and I have other rifles for deer....
the terminal results with 400grn hard cast with large flat front was interesting to say the least...it was just as if someone had used an oversized apple corer on animal and simply removed a cylindrical section of the body about an inch in diameter. will be very interesting to see if it has same effect on larger animal.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one? Reply with quote

We use sticky pads or mousetraps to get rid of our rodents. I just figured that a .45-70 would be just a bit too much.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:51 pm    Post subject: Re: 45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one? Reply with quote

our bennets wallabies go up to 40kgs-100ish lb that would require a rather good sticky pad...they will grab a dog and give it heck of a hiding or kill it if not carefull.I have pelt here I shot years ago. its 6foot long and was cut off at neck. so if half is tail thats still 3foot long body plus head/neck. takes two fellas to chuck big fella like that over a fence/up onto truck deck.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: 45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one? Reply with quote

If I remember correctly, Gelan developed a subsonic load using cast bullets (400gn ?) for the 45.70 that he was using to head shoot rabbits…quite accurate and very VERY effective.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:11 am    Post subject: Re: 45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one? Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
Was in the range yesterday.

Made up a batch of loads and I reckon I finally found the IT load.

It is 330gn flat nose gas checked lead powered by 19.5gn of 2205, flies out at about 900fps and is quite reasonable in accuracy (3.5 inches in 100 meters)
It gives me a very gentle shove and is definitely not bone shaking.

I also try some of a tad heavier loads like 530gn lead on 40gn of 2206, at 1350fps it gives me a 2inch group at 100 meters.

I could be totally hooked to shooting this calibre. It is very versatile and absolutely fun to shoot Very Happy Maybe I should buy another one for me wife...

maybe???

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:19 am    Post subject: Re: 45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one? Reply with quote

Sssshhhhh
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:29 pm    Post subject: Re: 45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one? Reply with quote

The beauty of these is that the trajectory is very close to a 22LR, so I do not have to compensate too much for wabbits with either calibers.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:12 am    Post subject: Re: 45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one? Reply with quote

well we went out for a wander in persisting rain this morning...I managed to shoot hole in hillside 3 times and removed cranial matter with the other 2 shots fired...and one of them wallabies was going full tilt across hillside and actually just inside cover when I fired...felt rather chuffed when saw I had removed half its head with my instinctive running shot..my mate fired his "new to him" .223 5 times for 5 clean killed wallabies. 3 he killed at once with 3 quick shots....great morning out even if we both ended up wet through to skin despite wearing wet weather gear...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 6:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one? Reply with quote

Great work mate. You’ll understand (I hope) that I’m as jealous as buggery and green with envy, that you’ve been able to get out for a hunt.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one? Reply with quote

borders will be open soon enough...you KNOW there is always a warm bed and cold beer here with your name on it mate.....
dairy farm just up road with hares n rabbits to shoot...possums there too I just havent got out with spotlight yet...wallabies half hour drive away as are fallow deer,reds 3/4hr drive away and pigs are where ever I find them....

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one? Reply with quote

Elvis wrote:
borders will be open soon enough...you KNOW there is always a warm bed and cold beer here with your name on it mate.....
dairy farm just up road with hares n rabbits to shoot...possums there too I just havent got out with spotlight yet...wallabies half hour drive away as are fallow deer,reds 3/4hr drive away and pigs are where ever I find them....

Maaate…that is more than extremely appreciated. As much as I’d love to bring my own rifles, it is a real pain in the butt because it would mean me having to import them back into Aussie.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2022 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 45/70 Low Velocity load - anyone have a good one? Reply with quote

IMR Trail Boss 14gr 1199fps 16.5 max 1285fps out of lee manual #2 2013 pub date

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