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Any recommendations for a 45/70 mould for a Marlin 1895 Lever Action. I finally got around to buying the dies I've been planning to buy for over 15 years now I only need is Brass and a bullet mould. I killed my first deer with this rifle using a 350 grain jacketed hollow pointpoint, loaded on Halloween night with borrowed dies just prior to deer season that year then my cousin killed a couple deer with it later in the season
Just curious what some of you more experienced players use thank you
 
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I've been buying 45-70 405 grain and 300 grain, along with 185 Grain 32 Winchester Special gas checked from this guy. Nice local guy in ILLinois...no relation besides being a happy customer.

45-70/405/LFP BB
 
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I've used Brassman before and liked the product and service a lot!. Also bought 45-70 brass from Capitol Brass and a big box of .223 from Palmetto State Armory that they had on special sale.
 
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The 340grain mold is about what I was thinking of. The pictures of the bullets look nice also it would be nice to try some different bullets other than just what the mold would produce and I will defiantly get a hold of Brassman ,
Thank you all. This is one of the reasons I like this site everyone will pitch in and help
 

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I have used the Lee 350 gn and 405 gn double cavity molds for years for years with good results. I shoot them as dropped without sizing in my Marlin and sized to 458 for my Hi Wall. I don't load them hot but even at 1500 fps they will kill anything in North America.
 
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There is a lot of history about the bullet and mold the Could Express I've been reading several articles about it this weekend
 

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I cast and reload for 45/60, 45/70 and 45/110. In my lever action 45/60 I use a Lyman 457122AV (I think, it is patinaed). It weighs out at 340 gr, flat nose Hollow Point.
I bought this mold you recommend and I got it today it will be my first time pouring Hollow Point bullets maybe in a couple of days tomorrow I am going to the Range if my back will allow i it. I've read a lot about the history behind that bullet very interesting read i if you have the time thanks again for the information on the mold
 
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Post up a photo of the cast bullet if you can!
 

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I bought this mold you recommend and I got it today it will be my first time pouring Hollow Point bullets maybe in a couple of days tomorrow I am going to the Range if my back will allow i it. I've read a lot about the history behind that bullet very interesting read i if you have the time thanks again for the information on the mold
After posting on this thread, I cast up more of the bullets and tried them in the 45/70 and 45/110. I don't know why I never tried them before. I was impressed with their accuracy. I also use only BP in these firearms.
 

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After posting on this thread, I cast up more of the bullets and tried them in the 45/70 and 45/110. I don't know why I never tried them before. I was impressed with their accuracy. I also use only BP in these firearms.
I've never used BP but that would be more authentic with that bullet and Caliber. I hope to start pouring a few in the next few days but the grass needs mowing and the fence needs mending but I'll post as soon as I get some poured up
 
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