Black-powder .45-70 @ 2miles

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Black-powder .45-70 @ 2miles

Post by Gamerancher » 07 Sep 2017, 8:56 am

For anyone who is interested in what is possible with an "old" cartridge.

http://www.researchpress.co.uk/index.ph ... -hook-1879

Who says you need a .50BMG in some u-beaut "tacticool" configuration? :allegedly: :drinks:

Or a scope for that matter. :lol:
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Re: Black-powder .45-70 @ 2miles

Post by MalleeFarmer » 20 Oct 2017, 9:24 am

Well Rancher I recon ill be buying a .45-80-500 for varminting. Forget the 6SLR. :lol: also elevation angle in the range 20-30 Degrees not in minutes...
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Re: Black-powder .45-70 @ 2miles

Post by Gamerancher » 20 Oct 2017, 12:18 pm

It's also called artillary. :lol:
Send enough in you're sure to hit something. :drinks:
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Post by Noisydad » 21 Oct 2017, 5:41 pm

Hitting targets far, far away with rifles that aren't meant to be able to shoot that far is more fun than you can have without taking your pants off!
I'm still smacking our clubs 600 yard buffalo gong with my .50-70 that requires 25 meters of hold over at that distance and I still giggle like a kid.
There's still a few of Wile. E Coyote's ideas that I haven't tried yet.
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Re: Black-powder .45-70 @ 2miles

Post by Noisydad » 21 Oct 2017, 5:43 pm

Hitting targets far, far away with rifles that aren't meant to be able to shoot that far is more fun than you can have without taking your pants off!
I'm still smacking our clubs 600 yard buffalo gong with my .50-70 that requires 25 meters of hold over at that distance and I still giggle like a kid.
There's still a few of Wile. E Coyote's ideas that I haven't tried yet.
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