If you like a little recoil you will love the 45-70. Seriously, it is a fun round to shoot and hunt with. You won't regret it after you put a few down range.
I bought a Ruger No. 1 in 45-70 and it can't get enough of it. Hunting ammo by the way is cheaper for my 45-70 than for my 7mm Rem Mag.
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