Re: who's reloading tonight?
Clinger, you should consider PMing HelixFR about braking that rifle for you. The .45/70 is gonna kick no matter what but a good brake will take enough of the edge off the recoil to make it comfortable to shoot. Not to mention get you back on target faster for a follow up if you need it.
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
The latest caliber or gear is no substitute for experience and skill. Rifles and cartridges don't make hits -- shooters do.
Fact of life:
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says WTF!