View Full Version : Help in finding 45-70 plinking ammo?

03-26-2002, 08:45 PM
(No, its not going to replace my .22)
Just bought a 45-70 1885. (have no 45-70 ammo, not a one)
Dont re-load "yet" and curious if anyone knows of a good
reasonable $$$$$ source of ammo with new brass?
If you sold your 45-70 and have a few box's of jacketed 45-70
around, I can help you out!
Just looking for some range ammo at a good price
so I can get aquainted with my new toy.
Not interested in $$$$ Hunting ammo, or reloads.

(Edited by Singleshot at 8:46 pm on Mar. 26, 2002)

03-27-2002, 05:40 AM
I have used Remington's 405 gr ammo and it worked just fine. You might consider reloading for it. 45-70 is one of the easiest rounds to load for. It's straight wall case makes loading a very simple task. ###I've taught my buddy how to reload on the 45-70 and he made accurate reloads right from the get go.

03-28-2002, 08:42 AM
Unfortunately, it can get a little pricey for factory ammo. ###It's definitely one of those rounds that helps justify reloading. ###You can load down so as not to beat your shoulder too badly and with cast bullets you can shoot much cheaper (less than half) than factory ammo.

07-19-2002, 01:23 PM
try the Sportsman's Guide
i get .444 there for $17.97 a box
and the 45/70 is less

07-21-2002, 07:27 AM
Singleshot: I'm an old 45 70 fan from way back. My advice is to forget buying factory ammo. I used to see far too many 45-70's come into the shop for sale because the owner eventually figured it was too expensive to shoot...and it is! Save up for some brass and an inexpensive reloading outfit like the fine Lee Anniversary Kit. (Or, if you have more time than money, the simple Lee Loader for under $20) By the time you buy three or four boxes of ammo you could have paid for the reloading outfit -and (this is important) if you don't reload for the 45-70 you're missing out on nine-tenths of the fun. I have 45-70's from a Trapdoor Springfield to a Siamese Mauser custom. Fine cartridge! For plinking ammo a fun load is to seat a .457 round ball from a black-powder revolver into the mouth of a case, over a light charge of Unique powder. Great for small game and target: cheap and accurate. If you ever get a reloader and I'll be happy to give you the details.~Andy

(Edited by AMMOe at 7:33 am on July 21, 2002)

07-21-2002, 10:46 AM
o.k. have to edit. went looking and found the ammo i was talking about. ###Guns4Ever has the PMC Cowboy loads for $14.40 a box of 20. ###Here's the link in case your interested. ### Guns4Ever (http://www.hunt4ever.com/shopexd.asp?id=99527)

(Edited by TScottW99 at 11:05 am on July 21, 2002)

10-21-2002, 12:48 PM
Try Miwall corp. They are the folks you see at most of the gunshows.I remember seeing 45/70 ammo for $12 a box.They have a website, I'm just not sure how to post the link.
Take care....

10-26-2002, 07:37 PM
Plinking with a .45-70.........

You guys must like pain......... http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-bowdown-purple.gif