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45-70 Gov't Brass (Large Rifle primer)

45-70 Government Brass, 45-70 Marlin Brass, 45-70 Govt Brass
2.095 - 2.102 O.A.L.

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 Commonly Asked Questions, section #4.

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Mike C of Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Date Posted: 01/22/2015
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!
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Jeff H of Wadsworth, Ohio
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Date Posted: 08/29/2014
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.
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Buford T. J of Stony Point, New York
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Date Posted: 05/26/2014
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
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R H P of Clarksville, Tennessee
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Date Posted: 05/07/2013
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.
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Phillip W of Pulaski, Tennessee
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Date Posted: 09/08/2012
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.
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