Originally Posted by theropinfool
I'd give a nut for that rifle. A kidney too. Blood type o positive. Just sayin.
Ever sense I saw Dirty Harry shoot one at the crazy hippie I've been hooked. What if an elephant got loose? Scout motto "Be Prepared."
What year was it built?
I'm confident saying no one will top that. I love your rifle.
I ordered it in mid 1986 shortly after i turned 18 got it in spring of 1987. Was on a 6 month backorder. I know the gunshop owner KNEW i was going to hate it and he would get a smoking deal on a bring back... he was soooooooo wrong.
There are a few out there i see em now and then but most have very few rounds through em. A lot of people bought them because of dirty harry i bought it because im an avid reader and im fascinated by turn of the century african big game hunting safaris and all that. Double rifles were and still are more moola than im willing to part with. But the model 70 african was pure american and still in the spirit of a old time big game rifle
Originally Posted by bigdaddy573
How far can u reach with it accurately?
I RUN LIKE A CHEVY AND IM BUILT FORD TOUGH
Its pretty flat out to 200yards with full charged 350 and 300 grain loads. It starts losing steam at 450 and becomes rainbowish. Furthest ive shot it with consistant hits was 800 yards on a elk sized steel target. With 525grain loads its a 250yardish gun before it really loses steam.
Its one of the most versatile rounds there is as you can duplicate the ballistics of the older 45-70 and 45-120 or exceed that and those were long range rounds. I can and have used blackpowder in it along with saboted .308 rounds. It shoots lead rounds and with access to tungsten cored bullets for cape buffalo and rhino its something else.
I dont think there is a hunting situation you couldnt have a ready load for.
Ive toyed with the idea of reaming it out for 458lott but cant bring myself to do it. I want to trade out the vx7 for a 1-4x nightforce or equivelent.