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45/70 conformation shot

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    Posted: 21 September 2018 at 14:56
Good on the 45-70 staying zeroed....I remember the scope issues on that rifle but you did a good work 2 old faithful rifles are a 30-06 & 7mm-08....can always count on them to hold zero, both of them wearing old a 2x7 Leuopold and the other a 2x7 Burris.

Edited by Irish Bird Dog - 21 September 2018 at 14:57
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 September 2018 at 01:23
I really like my old reliable guns. I have two. My .270 and my .308. I can always count on them. 

This sounds like yours. 

Good luck with the bears. 

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I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote d4570 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2018 at 21:26
With bear season knocking on the door I felt I needed to shoot the 45/70 just because .
Today we where out calling dogs and I took the '70 along to shoot it.
The dogs did not want much to do with us the boy did miss one somehow.
We found a spot , the wind was slight and we set up directly in to the wind . Using a cardboard box and a sheet of printer paper with black marker lines. Used the rangefinder and placed it at 100 yards.
My 45/70 marlin ,CB 26" barrel is finicky how it wants to shoot.
The first shot, aka , the kill shot will hit higher then the next several shots.  That IS with a few fouling shots. Let it set and cool to cold and the shot is repeatable takes a LONG time to get it "IN".
My ding bong cheep ass scope will change the POI when I change the power, so I sight in at 6 power and leave it. ALL that said ; I have done all that a few years ago and never had to re do it. The load I use is hornady 300 hp. and goes 2495 fps., Good bear stuff.
I set down with my coyote belt, seat, and my shooting sticks.
I held dead on the cross on the paper, held tight on to the gun, plenty of recoil, and fired. 2" high dead center, perfect just how I left it. The boy had his 375 h&h and wanted to do the same.
We messed around with his after he shot the paper. Had a "Gong" disk we put out at 400 and shot it till we just did not want to do it anymore. I picked up the '70 and did one more shot , it was cold by then and put another hole touching the first and I felt it "will do" ...
Ready for bear, this year the bear curse will end, maybe.
Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box
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