Thread: 45-70
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Old January 10, 2019, 09:49 AM   #51
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You can easily load the 45-70 down to energy/recoil loads equivalent to 44mag or even lighter. There are hundreds of thousands of people hunting with 45 and 50cal muzzle loaders who aren't complaining about the recoil. You can load the 45-70 into those ranges with ease. The versatility of this cartridge is outstanding. Most everyone who hunts with it knows it will easily kill any whitetail on this continent. Rarely do you ever recover a bullet if shot at any "book" load with this caliber. There's no reason not to use it really if recoil bothers you in any way....if you reload. Pick any bullet weight and velocity you like and if it's accurate enough to hunt with you're good to go. Myself, I think that's the best reason to consider this cartridge.
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