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I need some help.

I have a H&R 45-70 hadni. The max overall length it will take is 2.565.

That's with a 300 grain bullet. I want to load a 500 grain slug. The overall length of that bullet at the crimp point is 2.925, way too long for my rifle.

Can I seat the bullet down to fit my rifle without blowing up the gun?   
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With smokeless powder there is a risk of excessive pressure from increasing seating depth, possibly even at starting charges depending on powder.  You will also need to experiment with bullets to determine which will still allow an effective crimp above the normal crimping point.  Cast bullets usually provide the greatest flexibility for this.  This issue is common in Marlin 1895 rifles and the most effective and safest way to deal with it is to have a competent gunsmith re-cut the lead to lengthen it, especially if you want to shoot high velocity loads.


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thanks for the info. 
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