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Since 1976

Unprimed Brass Cases

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 Frequently Asked Questions.

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45-70 Gov't Brass

*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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Reviews: 12
Joe L of Scottdale, Pennsylvania
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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 O of Fountain, Colorado
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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 H of Dillwyn, Virginia
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Very consistent. Excellent product. Will buy again. Highly recommend.

William H of Cheney, Washington
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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 G of Bella Vista, Arkansas
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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 G of Hesperia, CA, California
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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 W of Richardson, Texas
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I'm still pretty young at 67,,,started reloading in mid 20's so have done a few...got 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 of Martinsburg, West Virginia
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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 H of Wadsworth, Ohio
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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. J of Stony Point, New York
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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 P of Clarksville, Tennessee
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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 W of Pulaski, Tennessee
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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.