Re: 45-70 rifle.
Man thats tuff to look at. I have seen it twice, Once with a 45/70 and with a 3006.The only thing we could think of was the angle of the shot. Both of ours were quartering away maybe 75 - 100yds. It almost looks like the bullet came apart and pushed hair, meat and bone clear throught. The deer we shot were only torn up on one side. I could be wrong this is just my 2cents worth.
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