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Offline Richard S

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Re: Handgun Hunting - Decisions Decisions Decision
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2006, 10:07:05 AM »
Chris:

I think you're right about that .45/70!  

Have you seen this video put out by Magnum Research?  It's not only instructive but also "easy on the eyes."   ;)  The .45/70 is the last revolver demonstrated.  

Enjoy!

http://www.magnumfilms.com/movies/BFR02_trans_sv3_1.mov
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Re: Handgun Hunting - Decisions Decisions Decision
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2006, 10:12:27 AM »
Wow, way to go girls. :D
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Re: Handgun Hunting - Decisions Decisions Decision
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2006, 11:55:55 AM »
Many thx for the link Richard - I thought I had most of their vids - but no - hadn't seen this one.

I expect the 45-70 they shot was the std load per Remington, which is ''trap-door safe''.  Quite useful but, I load up towards what would be classed as suitable for a modern lever gun - quite a lot hotter.

Forget now whether I posted this before (probably did, sorry) but real short clip I made up of my BFR shooting these fairly stiff loads - and it shows how my buddy who is not so used to recoil in larger revo,s holds and braces rather tight - so recoil travels into his body quite hard.  I tend to let gun move freely and it looks even a bit exaggerated but - not too much recoil hits me up the arm so not too punishing.
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Re: Handgun Hunting - Decisions Decisions Decision
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2006, 12:33:57 PM »
Very impressive, Chris!  That indeed appears to be a hot load!  :o

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Re: Handgun Hunting - Decisions Decisions Decision
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2006, 01:31:44 PM »
.45-70 is a nice wheel gun hunting load but not something to spend a lot of time shooting off the bench.
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Re: Handgun Hunting - Decisions Decisions Decision
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2006, 02:44:59 PM »
Went to the range this past Sunday and shot the new, to me, Model 57 in .41 magnum and my friend's Colt Anaconda in .44 magnum.  I didn't feel that there was much difference in felt recoil between the two.  The two guns are similar in weight, or at least they felt that way with the old gun in each hand bob up and down measurment method.  The first cylinder full of .41 magnum kicked a bit until I remembered Chris's video and let my arms ride up with the recoil.  We shot both 300 grain cast core's and 240 grain soft points through the .44 with no problems.  We put Gold dots and Platinum tips through the .41, don't remember the bullet weights, but the Gold Dots were quite hot.  All in all a fun couple of hours and I will definitely be getting the .44 magnum.

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Re: Handgun Hunting - Decisions Decisions Decision
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2006, 03:48:31 PM »
Sounds good Roc - not too surprised re feeling similar - a ''good'' .41 load is probably very little different from a .44.

But indeed, get the .44 also - can't have too many (but don't tell the wife!)  ::) ;D
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