I have 2 Handi Rifles,, both in .243 for my boys. I have shot quite a few others though I like them. My friend has one in .500 SW Magnum. Loaded with heavy lead and a full charge it knocks my hat off the front of my head. I think a 45-70 with more sedate loads would be fine.
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