They are sure pretty rifles. I love the looks of a 73. The down side is that I hear they are not meant for shooting the hotter hunting loads. I dont know if this is true but that would disqualify them for me. When I hunt with my 357 magnum carbine I often load it with Buffalo Bore 158 grain bullets. Id rather not have the bolt take out my eye.
If I am wrong please correct me. I would love to own a 1873, In my opinion the Uberti 1873s are some of the best looking rifles I have ever seen!
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 25 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple