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Old November 19, 2012, 07:32 PM   #5
B.L.E.
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A one ounce 12 gauge slug weighs 437.5 grains so the 12 gauge bullet is heavier and most commercial slug loads are max dram equivilent which means about 1600 fps, add that to the gun being lighter and it adds up to a lot of recoil.

.45-70, lighter bullet, lower velocity, and heavier gun = less recoil. As long as you stay away from those butt stomping loads from people who try to turn the .45-70 into a .458 Magnum.

For those who insist on trying to turn the .45-70 into a .458 Magnum, why didn't you just buy a .458 Magnum?
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