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  1. Purchased a Classic Lee Re-loader kit in .45-70Govt All you need is a nylon faced hammer and flat steady surface. I have been doing weekly range trips shooting a variety of .45-70 ammo. The Marlin GBL likes Hornady Leverevolution 325gr Flextips. The groups with iron sights have been great 75-yards and in. I couldn't hit the 100-yd target because I could barely see it (vision ain't what it used to be...) Surprising the 405 Gr Ultramax cowboy stuff is grouping well with the Hornady off the bench - very light recoil compared to the Hornady. The HSM 405 gr. Cowboy loads are just above the min velocity threshold I want for hunting pigs (Some say 900 fps at impact). While the HSM loads are rated hotter than the Ultramax, the HSMs have a more severe drop. Where the heck am I going with this? I have a plastic ammo can rapidly filling up with once-fired brass. .45-70 ammo ain't cheap. If I start reloading for range sessions it should save me some dough. As I improve I will experiment with hunting loads but that will require additional precision instruments such as a digital scale, calipers and a case trimmer. The classic Lee kit ranges in price from $25 to $40 and i is probably a good stocking stuffer for Christmas. I will pick one up for the FIL and some other shooting friends. With all these wacky fun control laws hitting the states - Cali passed an Ammo registration law - it's time to learn what it takes to restock. Just think of it, Florida almost elected a Proud democratic Socialist. Ladies and Gents, we are one generation away from the US turning into California. Not a question of "if" but "when".