Rich, I thoroughly enjoy FTL and appreciate all you’ve done for the community. You’ve put together a marvelous set of resources for shooters and hunters, and are to be congratulated for that. I also love what SWAT has become under your leadership.
Having said that, let’s not encourage folks to go stunt-hunting or violate game laws. The .45-70 is ILLEGAL for DG in most of Southern Africa, regardless of its suitability for Cape Buffalo (pissed off ele are a different question). Will it kill buff? Of course. Is a .45-70 a cool tool when tricked out? Absolutely. Will it flat stomp on anything in NA? You betcha! Is it a good idea for a new Africa hunter to consider one as his DG rifle? Let’s not kid ourselves.
Draw quickly, shoot carefully.
If you can get closer, get closer. If you can get steadier, get steadier.