45-70 caliber

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45-70 caliber

Post by Ken Green » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:02 pm

I am curious if any one has shot the 45-70 for the full size animals? Is it accurate enough for the rams and will it take the rams over at 200 meters?

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Post by cedestech » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:12 pm

Yes and Yes... question is do you have the lead in your pencil to shoot it.... it's a fairly stout chambering. I have seen one guy shoot it but he is built like a brick poop house with a low center of gravity.... it doesn't look "comfortable"....

Cartridge (Wb@MV) Rifle Weight Recoil energy Recoil velocity
.30-30 Win. (125 at 2175) 7.5 6.6 7.5
.30-30 Win. (150 at 2364) 8.0 9.4 8.7
.30-30 Win. (150 at 2400) 7.5 10.6 9.5
.30-30 Win. (160 at 2400) 7.5 12.7 10.5
.30-30 Win. (170 at 2200) 7.5 11.0 9.7

45-70 (300 at 1800) 7.0 23.9 14.8
.45-70 (350 at 1900) 7.0 37.9 18.7
.45-70 (405 at 1330) 7.5 18.7 12.7
.45-70 +P (350 at 1900) 7.0 37.9 18.7

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Re: 45-70 caliber

Post by CamP » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:14 am

I shot a match next to a young man shooting a 45-70. I don't know if he, or his shoulder, enjoyed it, but the blast from his rifle was very distracting to me.

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Re: 45-70 caliber

Post by richard » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:31 am

I shoot a 45-70 and recoil is no worse than my 30-30 and I don't ring any rams. I load fairly light but bullets are big. Load is 13 grains of trail boss with a 350 or 405 grain cast bullet. Rifle is a long barreled Marlin 1894. Cheap to shoot, and fun.
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Post by Another Dang 9 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:01 pm

Many people shoot the 45-70 with good success. Just don't buy a carbine and you'll be fine. The heavier gun doesn't kick as bad as you would think.
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Post by Hattrix » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:15 pm

I have been shooting a 45-70 marlin xlr for several years now. With 17 gr of trail boss and a 300 cast I have yet to lose even a marginally hit ram. Recoil is really pretty mild with that combo. As far as accuracy goes, I have had great results. Definitely need the extended elevation screw in your Williams sight. About 140 clicks between chicken and rams.

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Re: 45-70 caliber

Post by Ken Green » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:09 am

We have the Louisiana state lever rifle match coming up on the 1st weekend of December. I am going to shoot my .357 Henry for the PC and big bore match. I will have some 200 grain bullets loaded for the rams. If the 200 grain bullets take the big rams down, I will stay with the .357 magnum. If I rang more than I knock down, I will get a long barrel 45-70. Thanks Ken Green

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Post by squinty_shooter » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:29 pm

Ken,
Think about a 38-55. Mild shooting, accurate, easy to load for, and never failed to take a ram.
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Post by dhatch » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:40 pm

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