45/70 Berry bullets

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45/70 Berry bullets

Postby Kaiser » 13 May 2019 10

I picked up some 350gr .458 bullets by "Berry" to try in the 45/70. I noticed the max speed they recommend for loading is 1700fps. I will be using them in a Browning 1875, so pressure at that velocity should not be a factor. Does anyone use this bullet; what loads do you recommend; and have you used them on game? I do have experience with Berry's pistol bullets; however, I do not have any experience with their rifle bullets and have considered them only good for target practice use. Thanks
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Re: 45/70 Berry bullets

Postby RBHarter » 13 May 2019 20

My experience with plated is that they are very soft and expand well if you want that in a half inch hole already .

At 1700 fps you only have 10" of drop out at 200 yd and almost 1300 ftlbs remaining . It's still a thumper even if you only start at 1600 .

The only fly might be the wording of the regulations in regards to it being fmj but it might get a pass as an expanding bullet in a field check .
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Re: 45/70 Berry bullets

Postby RBHarter » 13 May 2019 20

I'd start with Unique then maybe 4895 , 4198 ,H322 , or 3031 .
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Re: 45/70 Berry bullets

Postby Kaiser » 14 May 2019 16

Thank you RB for the quick reply and helpful advice!
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