|New member here, I have several encore barrels and reload for them, so I am not new to reloading. |
However, I am unable to locate any data for reloading the 45-70 for the Encore.
Barnes suggested starting with the minimal load for the Ruger 1 and that is probably where I will start unless someone can point me in another direction?
This is a rifle barrel, not the pistol barrel.
Hello nvhntr !
Haven't been here in quite a while.
I'd question Barnes suggestions.
Well. there's three catagories for the 45-70: Trap Doors,1895 Marlin, and
This is to separate the pressure capabilities.
I am able to do only the Trap Door and 1895 Marlin loads. Don't have a Ruger # 1.
In nearly any reloading manual, these 3 is, or should be there.
Be sure to check your manuals first.
My advise is to NOT use the Ruger #1 data. These are very potent loads.
And not very far from the 458 Magnum.
I'd suggest the Marlin loads.Start low and work up.If too much recoil, then use the Trap Door loads.That's a lot of lead comming out from that barrel.
Also, do not go below the starting loads.
Just a short time ago,I stripped down $100.00 worth of factory loads.
Crazy ? Not really. Last December 5th,UPS came with an 1884 Springfield Trap Door.The loads I'm re-doing,is for either of my 45-70's: the 1884, and a NEF HandiRifle.
The bullets and powder is being replaced with 400gr Speer,405gr lead. The powder is American Pioneer Powder,2F.Even though the powder isn't smokeless,I still can shoot these loads with milder/more comfortable recoil.
When I run out of A.P.P., the it's GOEX 2F blackpowder. For hunting bear,I would NOT hesitate to use those BP/sub loads. These loads, even though
low pressure, still can get the job done.
I am doing these, as I can use any ammo, in either rifle. With less chance of blowing up my newly aquired 1884.(more of a safety issue here)
I do wish you luck with your 45-70.