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Old April 16, 2012, 08:04 PM   #4
WildBill45
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I own a total of five rifles in this romantic caliber
I beg to differ; the 45/70 is not a Romantic caliber, it is a Cav Caliber, Army vs. the plains indians caliber.

Romantic calibers would be the .416 Rigby, 7x57 Mauser, .270 Winchester, and .470 Nitro.

Practical calibers are 30'06, 30-30, and the .22.

Workhorse calibers would be all the above Romantic Calibers, and the practical calibers, PLUS, the 300 mags, 308, and 223.

Romantic calibers are romantic because of Romantic writings ... Hemingway, Ruark, and Carmichel!

Other than Cav reactments, which I did in Colorado, no one knew what a .45/70 was until Marlin started horse trading with the Alaskans using the 45/70 lever guns for bear protection...

Sorry old boy, but the 45/70 ain't it!
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