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    Smile Which bullet would you use?

    I'll be bringing my 45-70 on a moose hunt. I relaod my own, which bullet would you use? Shots will be under 150 yards.
    325g Hornady FTX or
    300g Nosler Partition or
    250g Barnes TSX flat nose.
    Thanks for all the replies and opinions.

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    Smile none of those.....

    I would use a 405 grain Kodiak bullet from Alaska Bullet Works. I would put 54 grains of H322 under it and try to shoot Mr. Moose in the lungs.

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    Default Alaska Bullet Works

    I 2nd the 405 Kodiak Bonded....if you cant get some from the manufacturer (usually takes a while for me anyway) you can get them preloaded at Wild West Guns in Anchorage...350 grain is also a good choice I use them for moose and the 405's as a camp load in big brown country.
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    Default Also consider

    I would also consider the 405gr Woodleigh designed for the .45-70, it shoots very well in my Ruger Number 1. Have not taken game with it yet but have used Woodliegh's in .338 that are quite impressive.

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    Why would you choose a Kodiak bonded over the others? Is it due to weight or weight retention?
    Thanks for the input

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    Default The 45-70 isn't a blistering round in the first place...

    I think that this has always been a round with a reputation for punching a LARGE hole right through anything that it hits. The more mass the merrier the mess. The 350g Kodiak Bonded also shoots quite well at 100yds though I have no experience with the 405gr bullets...they might be even more of a good thing. Have fun!

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    Considering that the lowly Remington CoreLokt SJHP 300 grainers at Springfield safe pressures will drop them in their tracks at 100 yards...you can use practicly any factory round with success. Yes, it's fun to play with the more expensive custom bullets, but I won't worry about it with my .45-70 until I decide to use it on big bears.
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    Default Hornady 350gr FN #4503

    I use a hornady bullet in my .45-70 which has proven to be effective on caribou shoulders and certainly on deer! It is a relatively inexpensive bullet but stays together very well. I use IMR 4198, 42gr, very accurate out to 200 yards with a Scout scope.

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    Default Hornady!

    Hornady FTX! Shoots like a dream!

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    Chris have you seen the weight retention of a FTX?

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    Default 45/70

    Try here in reload section.http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ad.php?t=41043 What kind of gun?? Lever? single shot? That would make a difference on type of lead and charge also.Us lever Guys use flat nose, Me,,, 50 Grn. of 3031, 400grn, speer.

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    I like a 550 Grain WFNGC over H322 Velocity 1526 out of my Marlin Guide Gun .
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    420 gr Garrett Hammerheads.

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    hornady ftx i personally have had the core seperate completely from the jacket not exactly what I am looking for go for a better constructed bullet. Been shooting buffalo bore ever since better suited for brown bear troubles. IMO

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    I'll be shooting a Marlin 1895 guide gun leveraction

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    I'm currently shooting 420 hardcast in mine.
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    Thanks for the replies. Sounds like a hard cast bullet is the way to go. Does anyone know where I can order the 405 Kodiak bonded bullets?

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