Side-by-Side 45-70?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Gunsmith65, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Gunsmith65

    Gunsmith65 New Member

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    Are there any USA based manufactures who produce the SXS 45-70?

    How about imports?

    I am looking for a new side-by-side 45-70 and I can't find a US seller. Any clues would be appreciated.

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  2. Gunsmith65

    Gunsmith65 New Member

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    Thanks Mark, I hadn't seen those sites and they didn't show up on my search. Figures.

    Does anyone know if Remington still make those?

    Or anyone else who makes the 45-70 side-by-side?

    I found lots of single shot and so forth but the SxS fits the wish list better. ;)
     
  3. Gene Langston

    Gene Langston New Member

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    They wer emade in E. Europe and imported by Remington. My bud bought one in 30-06. Workmanship wasn't good and the rifle didn't shoot true at anything like 06 range.

    It's REALLY expensive to build a good double rifle, more so than a double shotgun, which is also really expensive, the good ones.regulating the barrels is difficult to get them to hit in the same place.
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    I've converted a few sxs shotguns to double rifles with barrels threaded on both ends to accept changable "bushings" that's in turn threaded into the shotgun barrels at both ends. By making slightly offset or off center barrel threads I can "regulate" the barrels to both hit same point of impact at a certain distance (usually 50 or 100 yards). Your local gunsmith should be able to easily do the same. In that way you can have a double rifle in whatever medium pressure or lower caliber/cartridge you choose. I do install front & rear sights after doing this. NO I'm NOT trying to get business-just giving you the idea.
     
  5. snuffynra

    snuffynra New Member

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    i purchased the 45/70 double from Remington/baikal.i was amazed at how well it indeed did shoot,3 inch groups at 70 yds without any mods to it ,i have since added some extras on it and have put a front stock from a coach gun on it for a meatier look,it has become my favorite rifle,and i have many.it also draws alot of attention at the range.if you can still find one it is worth the $,i have read many stories about them that were not that good,they must have changed something in the last couple of years?
     

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  6. v-man

    v-man New Member

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    A friend of mine had a gunsmith convert a Red Label O/U to a 45-70 O/U with 22" brls regulated at 75yds. It turned out real nice and shoots excellent groups. It was "pressure tested" with 405 gr slugs over max 300gr trapdoor charges with no pressure signs. We don't know if it will handle the same loads as my Guide Gun but "trapdoor+P" loads with 405gr HC shoot one hole at 50yds. Killed some hogs extremely dead last year.