45-70 uses IMR4198 like nobodies business! I also don't shoot 45-70 like i shoot 9mm and 45acp either. Without running down and checking i think i use 4.5 of WST in the .45 and somewhere are 2.5-3 of W231 in 9mm so it goes along way. 1,000 rounds doesn't even make a dent where 50 rounds of 45-70 uses over a half pound. I did get a almost full 8lb jug of 4198 from my dads shop but that's long gone several years ago.
Those big bore revolvers are pretty good at gobbling up powder! When I used to shoot a lot of big revolvers, I seemed to always be running out of H110! My .450 bushmaster has a huge appetite for Lil Gun. Been helping a friend getting into reloading a bit more; he started 45-70 about a month ago...that is a powder gobbling cartridge too! Nowadays I am burning up a bit of rifle powders...having too much fun...I typically will not buy anything but 8 lb. canisters unless I am trying something new.
My order from Missouri bullet Co arrived finally. I loaded some 200 grain semi-wad cutters with 7.2 grains of Green dot. Shot them today. No leading. Im happy. I got the 200's incase they didn't work out and i can shoot them in my 45 acps.
I got to try my brass retriever out today. The one gun club i belong to. They were having a self defence class. So i couldn't use the range. They said come back after 3pm. When i came back there was 9mm brass all over. I filled a gallon bucket almost using the retriever. Saves on the back. It...
My Neighbor loaned me his powder drop. And gave me some 180 grain cast boolets for my 44. It's an older lyman measure. That was nice of him. he said to load them with 8 grains of unique. No leading that way he said.
How many times can you reload a .45 ACP case?
The .45 ACP has a reputation for case longevity that borders on mythical. “You can load it until you lose it” is just one phrase commonly used to describe...