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Old December 6, 2018, 11:33 AM   #26
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Were I to buy a 45-70, that sort of handy brush gun is what I would buy.

I think your dog likes the color scheme.
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Old December 6, 2018, 03:07 PM   #27
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I have an 1895 SBL that looks just like that one. I love it. It's a keeper.
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Old December 7, 2018, 02:40 PM   #28
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Were I to buy a 45-70, that sort of handy brush gun is what I would buy.

I think your dog likes the color scheme.
He has that look as if to say "Seriously, this is what you got me for Christmas" lol
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Old January 13, 2019, 08:40 PM   #29
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Update time: I finally got out to the range with the 45-70 and let me tell you, I had a blast with that thing. Recoil is not bad at all. I think the kick of my Win 94 30-30 is sharper and it's not that bad. I was shooting 405g Remington Core Lokt ammunition and 20 rounds were gone in no time at all. My neighbor was a little leery of it but after one shot, I had a hard time getting it back from him. I only brought 40 rounds with me and wish I would have had more.

If any of you are leary of getting one because you've been told they kick like a mule go ahead and get it, it's just not true.
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Old January 15, 2019, 03:02 PM   #30
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as long as you remember to buy a scope and rings that are impact rated for this caliber. I won't name brands that aren't because the list is long.
Interesting-I've never heard of scope and rings that are "impact rated". I've never read a scope manufacturer's literature limiting their center-fire scope offerings to cartridges having less recoil than the .45-70. To satisfy my curiosity, I'd like to see verified at least a few of the brands that are on that "long list".
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Old January 15, 2019, 10:13 PM   #31
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Interesting-I've never heard of scope and rings that are "impact rated". I've never read a scope manufacturer's literature limiting their center-fire scope offerings to cartridges having less recoil than the .45-70. To satisfy my curiosity, I'd like to see verified at least a few of the brands that are on that "long list".
I think that's a good idea. Unfortunately I don't have the time to do it. Maybe you could do it and see if you can get it added as a sticky. I'm sure others would really appreciate it.
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Old January 15, 2019, 11:16 PM   #32
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May you enjoy many happy days on the range with the new rifle. There is just something about the lure of a fine lever gun.

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Old January 16, 2019, 04:09 PM   #33
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Interesting-I've never heard of scope and rings that are "impact rated". I've never read a scope manufacturer's literature limiting their center-fire scope offerings to cartridges having less recoil than the .45-70. To satisfy my curiosity, I'd like to see verified at least a few of the brands that are on that "long list".

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I think that's a good idea. Unfortunately I don't have the time to do it. Maybe you could do it and see if you can get it added as a sticky. I'm sure others would really appreciate it.
I don't have any more time to waste than you do-especially when I haven't seen any evidence of and have doubts that a list rating scopes and rings for "impact resistance" actually exists.
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