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I'm not a fan of the Classic Lee Loader but there are people that like them.
Gr. refers to grains. There are 7000 grains (gr.) in a pound.
You will need a reliable source for load data. There are several provided on-line by many of the powder companies. Here is one that I use. http://www.hodgdon.com/index.html
However, owning a Load Data Manual would be beneficial. For reduced loads with lead bullets, Lyman has the best manual, in my opinion.
There are several threads in the "Ammo & Reloading" section of this forum. Check them out.
There are also members on here that shoot the reduced 45-70 loads. I'm sure that they will chime in to help you out.
As you get further into the process, feel free to ask questions. There is a lot of good help on here.

Another more direct link. http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp
I like to use H4895 in my 30-30 and my .35 rem.
They list it as a load for the 45-70. If you look at the Pressure Column where it list the CUP. The lower the chamber pressure, the less the recoil. Be sure to use a recommended load because too little powder can cause serious problems as well as too much.
 

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Now you got me curious. He's loading 45 acp but what the hey?
Here is a link to a video about Classic Lee Loader. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noFKV8S6cnQ[/ame]

Here is a link to Midway USA Lee Loader that includes reviews. http://www.midwayusa.com/product/224711/lee-classic-loader-45-70-government

Come to think of it, my first reloader was a Classic Lee for a 410 shotgun. Wish that I still had it. They don't make them anymore.
 
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