I like the PMC 350gr factory loads, they are far hotter than the Federal 300 gr. and accurate too. It's hard to even make loads for the lever action guns that are hotter than the PMC's
The remington 405 gr bullets would'nt even hit the back stop(hitting the dirt below) through my marlin guide gun at 100 yds, when the PMC 350's were dead on.
I think Remington loaded the 405's for the old action guns. I wouldn't use these for hunting.
First 45-70 Deer. I like using it for hunting