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Our .45-70 brass has been tested at elevated pressures suitable for Magnum Heavy Hunting Loads in adequate gun systems. When loading with black powder, annealing of mouth may be necessary to allow case to properly seal chamber due to lower pressures generated by these loads. Our case is produced very strong to withstand high pressure loads associated with smokeless hunting loads and since the only way to make brass harder is to work the material our only option is to leave them stiffer so the customers can anneal for specific application. See annealing procedure in Frequently Asked Questions.

* Starline Brass does not sell any loaded ammunition. What you are purchasing are brass cases only and will need to be loaded into ammunition in order to be fired from a firearm.

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Bill Falk
Overland Park, KS
March 12, 2022
Product Review
I have been using *---* brass for 20 years in my 1886 and a Shiloh Sharps some cases have over 15 loadings. Their usable life beats all other brands.

James McMillan
February 16, 2022
Product Review
Loaded 400 rounds this past weekend using 38gr H4895 and 405gr bullet. Test fired many through my Winchester model 1886, and then reloaded again,...and again. Several reloads and no issues. Great stuff.

Larry G. White
Castalian Springs, TN
January 30, 2021
Product Review
I have used several calibers of Starline brass over the past several years. It is very good stuff. Never had an issues of any kind. I reload the Hornady 300 gr. JHP bullet over 41 grs IMR 4198, with great results in my Henry H010 45/70 carbine. Working up some loads now, as soon as the weather breaks.

Roy Yeager
Flintville, TN
September 11, 2020
Product Review
I have used tons of the SL 45-70 brass. It is perfect.

Harold Sparrow
St. Leonard, MD
August 13, 2020
Product Review
All their brass is the best you can always count on quality.

Ronald Maw
Sunset, LA
May 29, 2020
Product Review
Excellent in the Magnum Research Model BFR Revolver with a 10" Barrel.

David Johnson
Mooresville, NC
November 24, 2019
Product Review
For competition long range I only use and recommend Starline Brass

Chris White
Portsmouth, VA
October 01, 2019
Product Review
I loaded up over 300 new Starline 45-70 cases with jacketed and cast lead bullets. They all performed well in my Marlin 1895 Cowboy and my friend's Marlin 1895 GS. Some cases loaded to lower pressures (Trap Door loads) have been reloaded several times with no problems. Standard Lever-Action loads have been reloaded 3 or 4 times.

Joe Leighty
Scottdale, Pennsylvania
April 03, 2018
Product Review
I have used Remington, Winchester and Federal not to mention military brass for this cartridge for years but decided to buy a lot of new Starline brass to replenish my old stock. I am very pleased with the quality. The finish is bright and flawless. The length is consistent and accurate. The primer pockets are tight and uniform. These will last in my Marlin 1895 for years to come. Thanks again for an outstanding product.

Allen Osborne
Fountain, Colorado
March 04, 2018
Product Review
Everything was as expected! The quality is evident when reloading the brass. I highly recommend this product for developing stout loads. Much better than other brands that could not be reloaded more than once. i would highly recommend them.

Leonard Hunt
Dillwyn, Virginia
February 02, 2018
Product Review
Very consistent. Excellent product. Will buy again. Highly recommend.

William Humphrey
Cheney, Washington
January 21, 2018
Product Review
I bought this brass about a year ago and wanted to give it a good use before reviewing it. I load for my Marlin 45-70 and have loaded this brass numerous times and it functions flawlessly. It accepts my 405gr and 465gr cast loads with no problem. This is the only brass I use for my loads and cannot say enough good about it. For those of you that are considering this brass, stop considering and just click the buy it now button. Soon I'm going to order another batch just to have on hand. I don't want something to happen to the ammo market and not have my brass on hand. Enough said. Happy shooting everyone.

Steve Green
Bella Vista, Arkansas
September 30, 2016
Product Review
The first time I have actually ordered from Starline direct. I have used their products in the past but purchased them from Gunbroker. The market was bad and it was the only place I could find. The quality surpasses Remington,Winchester,and all the other supposed top brands. They are works of art litterally but lethal, hey the best of both worlds! I have been using them since the IPSC and Bianci cup started matches in Cal. They resize like a dream and don't get split necks. No disappointements. Seem to last forever. Very highly recommend them.

Joel Godden
Hesperia, CA, California
September 19, 2016
Product Review
An outstanding quality casing. I use these exclusively for black powder reloads in an 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine and haven't had a problem with seating the cast 405 grain bullets and getting a good solid seal. FPS is spot on to the historical load. This brass is almost limitlessly reusable due to the low pressures generated.

John Weddle
Richardson, Texas
June 18, 2015
Product Review
I'm still pretty young at 67,,,started reloading in mid 20's so have done a into casting and sort of settled on the 45 for pistol and 45-70 for rifle. Makes it pretty easy when casting your own and the 45-70 will take any game animal there is when loaded right. There may be better rounds for some animals, but I am perfectly comfortable with this round for anything I hunt. Heck you can even hunt rabbit if that is all you had...would have to be pretty careful with shot placement to have enough left to eat but possible. The point is that I just reload a lot of 45-70 and won't use anything but Starline Brass. It is consistent, reliable, will last to the point where you start to wonder if you should discard the brass just because it has been reloaded so many times even though there are no signs to indicate there is a problem. I just really like this brass and appreciate the fact that you can get both brass and nickle plated so if you are doing hunting at night for things like pigs which are getting to the point where they offer a bounty on them in some counties and the shiney nickel rounds are a little easier for old eyes to see when there isn't much light. Pretty much a round that you can enjoy year round and the brass will allow you to be able to afford to shoot a lot more than paying for a big name brand that will start to separate after the second reload. And the price is better than anything I can find anywhere else no matter what the brand. I am totally satisfied with the brass and the company will stand behind their product and will answer questions with knowledgeable folks on the other end that know what they are talking about. Plus the company operates like the old time business stores that stand behind their product, give you an honest deal, fair price, and excellent product. Sorry didn't mean to ramble...getting old...but just can't say enough good about the company, the brass, the support, and the feeling you get when you deal with them that is sort of like you are dealing with friends you have known for years even though you never met them. Guess I have got the message across that I recommend this outfit not only for the 45-70 but for anything they make. If they make it, it is a good product.

Mike C
Martinsburg, West Virginia
January 22, 2015
Product Review
Beautiful brass, free of flaws or shipping damage. Sizes and loads perfectly; case weights are extremely close together for those that might find continuity important. Very strong with almost no change in size at the case head end under moderate load pressures. Should be able to get many, many loadings out of these. Highly recommend them!

Jeff Haneline
Wadsworth, Ohio
August 29, 2014
Product Review
This is excellent brass. Very uniform in weight and size. I can get 5+ loadings with high velocity loads in my 1895 Marlin. Cases seem to last forever with low velocity Springfield "Trap Door" loads. I will buy again.

Buford T. Justice...
Stony Point, New York
May 26, 2014
Product Review
Great product for the money. Lower in price but Higher in Quality than ANY of the bigger name brands! Keep up the good work. I HOPE/WISH Starline would decide to make 25-20 Brass! I know I'm not the only one who would like to see it as a cataloged item! The 25-20 is a Great little round and its not as dead as some believe.... So Starline, Co. listen to a faithful customer and get on the 25-20 wagon! :-) Thanks BloodGroove4570

R H Powell
Clarksville, Tennessee
May 07, 2013
Product Review
Want to make a 2,700 fps 40-45-70 round. Start with Starline brass and 200 grain XTP. That is right, with this brass, a quality modern rifle, and a Sabot, you too could have a sub- MOA 200 yard rifle ready for MS primitive weapon season with the recoil of a 20 GA.

Phillip Wendt III
Pulaski, Tennessee
September 08, 2012
Product Review
I reload for both my 1873 Trapdoor rifle and my 1874 Shiloh Sharps carbine and have had excellent results with Starline's brass. Reloading for trapdoors can be very difficult as they are extremely sensitive to different types of smokeless powders and bullet types. After many repeated tries with three different powders and three different bullet weights/styles I finally succeeded on a satisfactory, accurate load. With only 40 Starline cases to begin with, they held up admirably with very little case stretching. To help with 45/70 case longevity I used a Lyman neck sizing die. I really like the quality of Starline, and yes , I noticed they're heavier walled than Remington's or Winchester's.