Originally Posted by slk
What would the best cartarige be for hunting with a 45/70 in a sharps type rifle with a 34" barrel. Also what would be the economical way to target shoot with these guns. I do reload most of my other calibers, but what is the best combination to reload for these.
On the economic side of things, Berry's has 45-70 350gr RS
plated bullets that are pretty good if you're not into messing with lead molds. Picked up a bunch of them at Cabela's when they had a 20% off reloading components sale on memorial day.
Just don't push them too fast, and they're great for target shooting.