The .45-70 plunge - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Hunting/Shooting Forum > Hunting Firearms

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
Whizzed off realist
White Marlin
 
Burnt Drag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,528
Default The .45-70 plunge

Several states have OK'd the .45-70 configured in single shot, exposed hammer, and breach load. So, I just committed to an H&R Buffalo Classic with a 32" bbl. I hate slamming recoil... but I'm going to buck up for this thing. It should be exciting that I may be able to lob a 300+ grain slug more than 400 yards at a deer and have a reasonable notion that if my homework was correct that the deer would be down and mine. It has a peep sight and a scope rail already mounted, but it'll be interesting to get it into killing configuration.

Last edited by Burnt Drag; 09-03-2012 at 09:35 PM.
Burnt Drag is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
Grouper
 
FlFrayedKnot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 687
Default

Shot a Shilo Sharps rifle in .45-70 hunting in Alaska for a few years and the hotter loads are mean with a steel butt plate. Think about going period correct and using black powder or a substitute.

That H&R rifle would be easy to clean, the loads would be softer recoiling, and more enjoyable as it would be a more authentic load that will reach out and touch some deer!
FlFrayedKnot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #3
ROLL TIDE ROLL
Grand Slam
 
Splittine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 30' Up, Looking Down
Posts: 19,337
Default

400 yards would be something else to watch. Under 1000 FPS with nearly 7' drop. Would make some fun paper shooting to play with it.
Splittine is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-04-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
Trigger
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 314
Default

I'd buy one of the Marlin Guide guns in 45-70. but thats a little ways off. talk about a bacon getter.
Longbow14 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Garcon Point
Posts: 1,543
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Splittine View Post
400 yards would be something else to watch. Under 1000 FPS with nearly 7' drop. Would make some fun paper shooting to play with it.

Exactly! I'd love to see someone make a 400 yard shot in the field and actually take game...

I was thinking it was more of a 20-30+ inch drop out past 250 yards - at least according to Buffalo Bore's "Magnum" 300gr bullet information here:

https://www.buffalobore.com/index.ph...t_detail&p=155

400 yards -- well, we're talking about a "Hail Mary" shot with a 78+ inch bullet drop.

I'd think it would be a 100 yard or less rifle....maybe 150 yards if you are a good shot.

And, it is going to kick like a mule! At least the Handi-rifle I had chambered in 500 S&W Magnum did.
scubapro is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2012, 10:29 AM   #6
Senior Member
Grouper
 
aaronious45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ferry pass Pensacola
Posts: 750
Default

you're gunna look like mathew quigley in a tree stand
aaronious45 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2012, 11:29 AM   #7
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Milton, Santa Rosa County FL
Posts: 1,506
Cool

Wouldn't want to be the dude riding the horse taking that bucket out a fair piece and seening Mathew Quigley cranking up his sights for that shot and then make that bucket do some dancing, heck the old HOG would be BACON/
bobinbusan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2012, 12:02 PM   #8
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Garcon Point
Posts: 1,543
Default

Of course Quigley was shooting a .45-110 rather than a .45-70...

That's 40 more grains of black powder (more than a third more) behind that bullet - compared to the whimpy .45-70...
scubapro is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2012, 01:25 PM   #9
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
TURTLE's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Gulf Breeze
Posts: 3,296
Send a message via Yahoo to TURTLE
Default

Have you ever seen anyone shoot that round through a Judge? I bet that would feel great, lol.
TURTLE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #10
ROLL TIDE ROLL
Grand Slam
 
Splittine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 30' Up, Looking Down
Posts: 19,337
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turtle View Post
have you ever seen anyone shoot that round through a judge? I bet that would feel great, lol.
45-70???
Splittine is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.