Posted by Leo on Oct 20th 2017
I've shot both 300 and 395 grain L'Heads in my new 45-70 Henry, 18.5" barrel, open sights. I plan to use one or both on my feral hog hunts.
I'm still experimenting with various loads for each to find the load with the tightest 5-shot group at 50 and 100 yards. The typical range is 50-75 yards. Both bullets are performing well so far using IMR-4198. I've found that I can push both to an estimated 1500 fps without a problem. Higher loads in the short barrel tend to result in a step change in muzzle blast which hurts accuracy and powder. That seems to be true for any bullet I use in this rifle, jacketed or lead-gas checked.
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