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Old 08-19-2013, 05:08 AM   #21
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My BFR is in .45-70 & I have a buddy who has one in .450 Marlin, it will sure rattle ya.................
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Can you imagine shooting this.............
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I have a Ruger .454 Casull and that is a mother. Can't see the purpose in a .45/70 handgun but I might try a shot out of one given the opportunity.

I do have a Winchester in 45/70 though. Here's a pic.
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I've shot a T/C 45-70 pistol and the recoil is " lively " to say the least. The grip frame on them is not the best as far as I'm concerned to handle heavy recoil. The grip frames on the larger single actions, Freedom Arms, BFR, and the Reeder custom revolvers, to me are far better for my hands than the T/C. Any way you look at it, from .454s and .500s, they really can boot you hard with their loads. I load my .500 Wyoming Express down to very comfortable levels for practice and medium game, i.e., hogs and deer, The heavy Grizzly factory loads are best saved for big toothy critters that may put you on their menu, or the occasional T-Rex that may wander into the back yard. They are fun for me to shoot, but I always wear a shooting glove and limit the full house rounds for practice. Then I shoot a .22 revolver to fool my mind after a session with the big bores.
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Hey, let's stop screwing around, and be MANLY MEN here.

This weeks MANLY gun is the 20MM recoilless rifle.

Let's all just hoist that baby, and fire it off-hand.

Those large mosquitoes on the back porch better

WATCH OUT now...
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Hey, let's stop screwing around, and be MANLY MEN here.

This weeks MANLY gun is the 20MM recoilless rifle.
WATCH OUT now...
I believe I've got you beat ~ I have fired a 57mm RR from the shoulder.

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Around 1980 or 1981 I visited my daughter ans son-in-law up in Ohio. Down the road a ways was a man who made custom barrels for Thompson Contenders, and my son-in-law and his friends introduced me to the Thopmson Contender. They started me off with the .30-30 and worked me up through the .45-70.

The .45-70 frame had those awful rubber grips and they blistered my hand pretty badly. We were shooting 500 gr. cast bullets, and they looked like artillery rounds hitting down range.

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Used to shoot my T/C Contender with the Super 16 45-70 barrel quite often. Worked great on wild boar. I have also been a large caliber handgun hunter most of my adult life. The 45-70 in a single shot handgun does pack a wallop though on the hand and wrist.

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