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Old July 7, 2013, 04:06 AM   #1
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BFR

New to me and very interested in buying for deer hunting. Any good or bad experience out there with Magnum Research BFR in 45-70?
I've seen a few things about it on line. Anyone have actual hands-on use commentary about it either way? For the money, not sure what I would gain over a Super Redhawk 44Mag. Anyone have any ballistic info for a 45-70 in a 10 inch handgun? As a good guess, perhaps the 45-70 has double the knock down power? If the revolver is a well made, reliable shooter?

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Old July 7, 2013, 08:28 AM   #2
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Not a 45-70, but I use a BFR in .450 for Elk & Bear, zeroed on coke cans at 100 yards with the leverevolutin ammo, works great.
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Old July 7, 2013, 01:05 PM   #3
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If scoped, I'm thinking about Leupold for me.
Not sure how lower cost scopes can handle the kick.
Yours?
Thanks.
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Old July 7, 2013, 02:57 PM   #4
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I'm using a Burris Fastfire holo red dot
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Old July 7, 2013, 07:50 PM   #5
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BFR's are well made. I have one in 475L/480 Ruger.

UltraDot Red Dot is (one of the) the least expensive "scopes" for a hunting revolver. Have a 2x Leupold on my SRH in 480 Ruger.

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Old July 7, 2013, 08:02 PM   #6
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Just picked up a BFR in .45-70 myself. Should be plenty for white-tails.

I've fired about 4 cylinders worth of ammo through it so far- recoil is substantial with 300 gr. Partitions, but far more controllable than with full-power .454 Casull in 'smaller' (my Freedom Arms Field Grade) guns.
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Old July 7, 2013, 10:01 PM   #7
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I find my BFR easier to shoot than the SRH in 480 Ruger. That was pretty much what I was hoping for when I bought the revolver.
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