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45-70 [message #46056] Sat, 30 May 2020 14:13 Go to next message
56 kodiak shooter is currently offline  56 kodiak shooter
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Was out shooting prohunter 45-70, I have loaded with some 450 grain paper patch bullets an some 500 grain grease groove bullets, all these were loaded with black powder, what a blast. Have to do more of this, anybody else do this
Re: 45-70 [message #46058 is a reply to message #46056] Sun, 31 May 2020 16:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gemihur is currently offline  gemihur
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I shoot a good bit of the 45-70's and have grown to appreciate the lighter bullets.
I'm into contenders so not as much gun to absorb the grief.
I admire your authenticity of propellant but usually use Trail Boss to 'soften' the blow.
Keep on shootin', man!

Think twice...shoot once.
Re: 45-70 [message #46060 is a reply to message #46058] Mon, 01 June 2020 05:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Crubear is currently offline  Crubear
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I've seen it done and really appreciated the smoke cloud. Keep careful check on the brass and clean in quickly after shooting.

Loved the 45-70 back in the days when recoil was fun.

Honestly, I have all the barrels I want or could ever need..... wait, look, there's another!!
Re: 45-70 [message #46166 is a reply to message #46060] Fri, 14 August 2020 14:12 Go to previous message
DrHoward1955 is currently offline  DrHoward1955
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Encore 45-70 headed my way. Ought to be able to shoot a little faster and heavier loads. 405gr acme slugs.....

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