45-70 or 45-90

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Re: 45-70 or 45-90

Post by desert deuce » Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:39 am

By the way Gary, arthritis in shoulders preventing off hand shooting is only a problem if you shoot off hand.
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Re: 45-70 or 45-90

Post by desert deuce » Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:39 am

By the way Gary, arthritis in shoulders preventing off hand shooting is only a problem if you shoot off hand.
As Paul Matthews demonstrated, shooting chickens is optional.
Sometimes you get the chicken, and sometimes you get the feathers!

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Re: 45-70 or 45-90

Post by Lumpy Grits » Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:31 pm

desert deuce wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:39 am
By the way Gary, arthritis in shoulders preventing off hand shooting is only a problem if you shoot off hand.
As Paul Matthews demonstrated, shooting chickens is optional.

The private range I belong to(Springfield Benchrest Rifle Club)only goes out to 300yds.
Some of us meet up every couple of weeks, for an informal single shot rifle shoot. All shooting is from the bench.
Great way to spend the day :wink:
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Re: 45-70 or 45-90

Post by mdeland » Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:48 pm

Lumpy, has the fouling management changed significantly with your move to Mo. ?

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Re: 45-70 or 45-90

Post by Lumpy Grits » Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:36 pm

mdeland wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:48 pm
Lumpy, has the fouling management changed significantly with your move to Mo. ?
Much easier/softer, went back to BT only since I shoot GG
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Re: 45-70 or 45-90

Post by MrE » Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:13 pm

https://competitions.nra.org/media/7420 ... lletin.pdf

Check out the equipment list from 2018 National Silhouette Match . Might help with your decision!

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Re: 45-70 or 45-90

Post by bobw » Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:10 am

Interesting equipment list for sure. 45-70 for the win cheap on powder for greaser shooters. 40-65 might be even better choice if target games are your main interest. Bobw
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Re: 45-70 or 45-90

Post by Maj. Forrest Smith » Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:26 am

The biggest thing to do now is get your rifle ordered soon, so you can get in it in production line. Order it now with a .45-70 and you can change your order easily to a .45-90 later if you wish. With a 2 year order time, best to get it ordered. You can still order your bullet mold if you want. They can use the same bullet. But best to borrow some bullets from other shooters to see which performs best in your chamber. I have one .45-70 that likes the Creedmoor and another that does better with the Postell. Go figure!

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Re: 45-70 or 45-90

Post by Don McDowell » Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:29 am

It still pretty much boils down to the type of shooting one is planning to do.
If silhouette, hunting and plinking in general, then a 40-65 would serve well.
If it's silhouette and a mix of target rifle , then a 45-70.'
If mostly target rifle and a smattering of silhouette then the 45-90.

Or just take the best of all worlds and go with a 44-77. :)
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Re: 45-70 or 45-90

Post by desert deuce » Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:36 pm

AND, most any of them will sling a rock, IF you hit the rock. :roll:
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Re: 45-70 or 45-90

Post by Don McDowell » Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:40 pm

Yes they will
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