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Old 07-12-2012, 12:45 AM   #21
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This is a 300# buck and that hole is what a 390g .54cal Buffalo Ballet hollow point does at 80 yards out of my Hawken. This is the same that one of those 500 grain slugs would do out of that rolling block. You see it cut a perfect round hole going in, and it left a hole about like a baseball on the other side. Most of this bucks lungs were blown out in a streak about 20 ft long on the other side of him. He went about 5 feet.

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There are claims that Sharps chambered the 45-120. No one seems to know for sure. The 45-120 did not show up until the last Buffalo were gone from the Southern Plains. The 45-120 was chambered in the Winchester Mdl. of 1885 Hi-Wall thick side. These rifles ended up mostly in Africa and India. The Big Sharps was the 45-110 and the 50-110. Sharps had gone broke and closed its door before the 45-120 was loaded. Yes some rifles were reamed to 45-120 but not likely by Sharps. The Remington and Sharps Buffalo Ctgs. were the more popular .40 Calibers which had deeper penetration. The once target round that became a Buff killer was the .44-77 Remington. This was the parent of the .43 Egyptian. The 45-70 became "The Old Relieable" as it was a very stable black powder round. The .45-70 was the only round to survive after the last "Bull" was skinned. There was and is a reason for that.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:23 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by HockaLouis
.45-70 was a military small arm cartridge, not a buffalo-hunting caliber. Sure, alot of inhumane westward-bound and savages shot buffalo with them and watched them die slow, gruesome, deaths. They make handguns in that caliber!

Upgrade man. You can always stick a .45-70 in a 90 too... On a different day I'd even suggest the .45-110 (like Quigly down there) or the more common 120. Why go to the trouble and keep it a shameless peasant's surplus caliber?
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