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Category: FireArms, et cetera
Forum Name: Metallic Cartridge Handloading and Bullet Casting
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Topic: Buffy the vampire slayer?
Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Subject: Buffy the vampire slayer?
Date Posted: 25 October 2016 at 07:50
Well it sounds catchy anyways! Anyone got a good pet load for the 45-70? An H&R 1871 Buffalo rifle just wandered into my life. Open sights it whacks clays at a hundred off hand with Hornady loads and kinda would to see what it capable of.

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...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!



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Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 25 October 2016 at 08:05
I gota load.
BUT you best not be shooting it in an oldie .


300 gr 2500 fps.


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Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 25 October 2016 at 13:16
Less then a year old. Also available in .500 SW and I believe 444 Marlin. Solid and well balanced. I believe the .500 SW is a fair bit stiffer then the 45-70 run hot. That 32" barrel should crank out everything the ole' cartridge can muster...might slow it down a bit from friction, but for practical purposes, hotter the better.

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...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 25 October 2016 at 13:27
HUMMM
I got 5 stiches over my right eye that says the 45/70 has a good bark...
Note to self make sure your scope has at LEAST 5" relief.
I have a Marlin CB , fine rifle.
It wont shoot the gummy tip 325 evolution bullet worth a crap.
Hornady 300 HP shoot Wonderful .
As do the Barnes 250 , there faster at 2600 fps.
I have never shot cast bullets so I don't know nutten 'bout them.


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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 26 October 2016 at 06:54
Guess I could get it drilled and tapped......hadn't given it much thought for distance shooting.

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Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 26 October 2016 at 06:56
http://www.hr1871.com/Firearms/Rifles/buffalo.asp

Has a nice set of irons on it, but I guess a 1.5 x would do pretty well.


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...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 26 October 2016 at 07:11
Mine is a lever action scope from Cabela's 3x9. It is kinda crappie scope.
5" eye relief, never could get used to the looks of a "Scout" scope.
When $$$ stops flowing to the water bug project I'll put on a Redfield 4x12 ... with 5inch eye relief.
I shoot 100 to 200 yards rottenly with great performance.
Fact;
Killed my best ever elk at over 400 yards with it and the 300 gr loads.


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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 27 October 2016 at 09:10
Hmmmm....

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...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!



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