45-70 rifle.

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by zkovach, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. zkovach

    zkovach Active Member

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    My Buddy who lives in the upper penninsula of michigan needed a gun. We talked about knock down power because the area is extremley thick and hard to track through. Long story short we both bought 45-70's and love them. My buddy decided to be a costansa and not buy a scope and hit the deer at 65yrds. with irons. i include that because it was an aweful shot but look at the damage. He used hornady's lever-evolution 325 grain.
    here is the photo:

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  2. quigleysharps4570

    quigleysharps4570 New Member

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    I'll stick with my cast bullets.
  3. jim summers

    jim summers Active Member

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    That is a nasty flesh wound.
  4. tim peterson

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    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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    Holy crap Batman!!
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    ryan_marine New Member

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    Lost alot of meat, but the bullet preformed its job.

    Ray
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    ninjatoth Former Guest

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    If I get the chance to buy a new gun it's going to be a 450 marlin,which is basically a 45-70+P rifle.I got the .444 marlin right now,but I want to go bigger!
  8. fritz

    fritz New Member

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    If you are a handloader, you can load the 45-70 hotter than the 450 Marlin. The 45-70 has more case and powder capacity than the 450 Marlin has. I dont think they make a 450 Marlin anymore, Marlin doesnt list them on there web site anyway. Go to this web site if you really want to see the true potential of the 45-70. www.garrettcartriges.com.
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