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Heavier Lead 45-70 Loads for the Ruger No.1

Buried in the archives on Real Guns® is a considerable body of work addressing handloading cartridges appropriate for big and dangerous game. It was a kick I was on for a decade or so that ran from the 375 H&H to the 500 Jeffery with many cartridges in between and concluded with loss of hearing…

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Ruger’s No.1 in Stainless Steel and 257 Roberts Part III

Just enough time to get in some handload development before wrapping up the Ruger No.1 257 Roberts project and to update the 257 Roberts reloading page. Pictured below in the order they appear on the table. Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight….

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Ruger’s No.1 in 450 Marlin Part 2

The 450 Marlin is the child of convenience between the 45-70 Gov’t cartridge having great potential with pressures well in excess of the SAAMI pressure standard and manufacturers that had no modern standard to use as the basis for warranting their current firearm designs. While maturing at eighteen years of age, it is still teething…

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45-70 Ruger No.1 Only Handload Data

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All…

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