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Old 09-14-2011, 12:54 PM   #11
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The most powerful production handgun in the WORLD !
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:33 AM   #12
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The only 45/70 BFR that I have shot had a brake on it, and it was firm recoil but not painful at all. We were shooting handloads that the owner had assembled with cast bullets, but I could not tell you what the load was.

While I love big bore revolvers, I don't like the looks of the long cylinder guns such as the 45/70, 500 Smith and the like. My 5 1/4" BFR in .475 Linebaugh provides plenty of power to do anything that I need a handgun for, and I find it far more portable than the larger framed, long barreled guns. With full house loads, it's also about all the recoil that I care to endure.

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I'll shoot anything. Once!
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A 45-70 handgun is something you shoot once cause you're curious and twice if you're stupid.
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And five times if you are just plumb F-en nuts, O wait I resemble that remark.
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I've read the specs on that. That darn thing weighs more than an M1 Garand!
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I want it...
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Gotta love it!

"We'll have fun fun fun until daddy takes the BFR away".

The secret to these hand cannons is reloading. Cost is 25 cents on the dollar. After you get the brass, which lasts a long time; I'm still reloading WRA inherited brass, 50-60 years old; cost is 33 to 45 cents apiece. Both HOT and Cool rounds, 1200 to 2200 feet per second!

This BFR also has option of convertible 450 Marlin cylinder! Enjoy-Phil
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Supergus, I think anyone has a screw loose that buys ANY gun just because it look cool! However, the .45-70 is like any other purpose-built gun - when used for what it was built for, it does its job and does it well! Use it to hunt big game or as a bear protection gun and it should only need to be touched off once or twice, maximum. This is not something you'll take to the range to fire all day! Even to sight it you'll use a bore laser and only fire to confirm.

This gun was built as a convenience to hunters so they could carry a sidearm while on long hunting trips and did not have to carry a different ammunition from their primary rifle. It was meant as a backup in case the rifle failed and the prey turned to hunt the hunter, or as protection in camp while the rifle was in the tent or being cleaned or repaired. This gun was never meant to be fired except in the most dire of circumstances.
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at some point someone is going to break the stupid barrier and create a 50bmg revolver
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