Is there any reason to own a .45-70? - Page 2
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > Is there any reason to own a .45-70?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2010, 12:19 AM   #11
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 19,169
Liked 6724 Times on 3580 Posts
Likes Given: 504

Default

do you reload??

if so you might check out the CZ550 in either 458 winmag or 458 LOTT i load mine down to 45-70 levels and they are fantastic shooters.

i shoot mine at the range outside hunting season all the time.
JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 01:42 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dr. Marneaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 356
Liked 73 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonM View Post
do you reload??

if so you might check out the CZ550 in either 458 winmag or 458 LOTT i load mine down to 45-70 levels and they are fantastic shooters.

i shoot mine at the range outside hunting season all the time.
As I mentioned, I dont CURRENTLY reload, but will before too long.

Also, I mentioned my love affair with lever guns I don't like bolt actions.
__________________
If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons made Rosie O' Donnell fat!

Andrew - Landscape architecture student. Not landscaper
Dr. Marneaus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 11:32 AM   #13
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
spittinfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 85 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I think a 45-70 would be fun so if you want one and can afford it, do it.
__________________
If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer
spittinfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 12:44 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hunter Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,413
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I had a guy bring a 1884 Springfield Trapdoor in 45-70 into the shop and I offered him my good kidney for it and he declined. Now it's not that I want one but now I need one. I've shot the 45-70 lever guns and their pretty cool, but it's something about all the history wrapped up in that old rifle.
__________________
God, Family, Guns, in that order.
hunter Joe is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 03:33 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 192
Default

I have a Ruger #1 in 45-70 and it is a brute when you want it to be. On a whim I loaded some Postell's and Schmitzers (both over 500gr) and nearly knocked my fillings out. Not a good idea to use those in a 6.5 pound rifle.
Dcomf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 10:57 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 44
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dcomf View Post
I have a Ruger #1 in 45-70 and it is a brute when you want it to be. On a whim I loaded some Postell's and Schmitzers (both over 500gr) and nearly knocked my fillings out. Not a good idea to use those in a 6.5 pound rifle.
You should try my #3 carbine, hot load with 325 & 350 grain bullets ratle my teeth, the 525s ratle the guy in the next shooting position.
wolfdog is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 11:33 PM   #17
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CA357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 19,871
Liked 1176 Times on 511 Posts
Likes Given: 2978

Default

Hey Joe, I do a lot of trading at this forum and there's an 1884 for sale there:

WTS/WTT - 16gauge, .45-70, .32-20 - Calguns.net
__________________
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”Samuel Adams
CA357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 11:47 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 46
Default

The 45-70 is one of my favorite calibers of all time. It can do anything from deer (and no it's not too big for this with proper bullet choice) to the largest African game. Even though you don't hunt, that translates to the versatility of this caliber. If you start hunting it's really well suited for bear and larger deer species. Range wise with the Leverrevolution loads from Hornady (which are factory loaded) the range potential is well within 150-200yds. The caliber is very easy to reload for as well if you start that. I own 3 rifles in this caliber. A Marlin 1895 (1972 mfg.) which will shoot 3 factory Remington 405gr into 1 ragged hole at 100yds. A Marlin 1895G custom takedown with factory installed octagon barrel which I shortened to 22". And finally a bolt action Siamese Mauser that I built while I was in Gunsmithing school (I hardly use this one in place of the other 2).
Bohica6-284 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 04:26 AM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Trent,Texas
Posts: 47
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

If you want it and can afford it just do it, I have at least 4 in that cal, two marlin levers, a springfield trapdoor carbine and a sharps, love them all. They would do a job on the wild hogs here in Texas if I can just trick one into coming on my property. Love mine just to shoot.
richardnorton is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 12:34 PM   #20
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TXnorton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Katy,Texas
Posts: 1,376
Default

The main reason to own a .45-70 is because they are so much fun to shoot.

My .45-70 is a Pedersoli Sharps 1874. I mainly shoot Black Powder rounds and am working my way from 100 yards to longer distances out to 600 yards (longest they have at my local range).
__________________
TXnorton
TXnorton is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Another reason to hate MA. user4 Politics, Religion and Controversy 6 09-02-2009 08:08 PM
my reason to carry concealed rifleman1 Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 1 08-16-2009 02:23 PM
Right Idea, Wrong Reason Yunus Politics, Religion and Controversy 1 03-24-2009 10:53 PM
another reason why im happy im not one sgtdeath66 Politics, Religion and Controversy 53 02-20-2009 07:02 AM



Newest Threads