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Large Bore Rifle ?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by dango, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. dango

    dango

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    Anybody try "Hornady-Lever-evolution" , 45-70 GOVT 325gr FTX ? How do you like them..?
     
  2. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I have a 45-70. I have not seen the need for the lever-evolution in 45-70.

    It will be interesting to see if anyone has taken game with this round.
     

  3. dango

    dango

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    I'm going to "sight in " my new 3.5-10 x 35 scope tomorrow ! I'll chime back in. Got to love carbines........!
     
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  4. dango

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    Rabbit , squirrel or a run-a-muck Dodge Ram....! :supergrin:
     
  5. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson

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    Can't help with the .45-70.

    A friend leverlotioned a deer with my Remington .30-30 after her .270 was stolen.
    I can't say it was any deader than a Corelokt would have killed it, but the trajectory is a bit flatter. Not that the critter was shot at any great range.

    Handloaders hate them because the brass is shorter than standard to get the rubbernose hemi semi demi spitzer within OAL specs.
     
  6. dango

    dango

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    Got it sighted in and it is one bad to the bone rifle. :supergrin:
    I'm gonna have to go pig hunting. The poor pig..! One shot , one kill ! :shocked: The max cartridge length is 2.55 max+ (red fexible tip). 2.60 max ! Not quite sure of max distance , but 200 yards is no task and about all that I have a clear shot at!:supergrin:
     
  7. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    .45-70 is a GREAT caliber.
     
  8. dango

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    The Hornady 45-70 , GOVT 325 gr. FTX is one of the rounds that makes me smile...! :supergrin:
     
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    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    What velocity do you get with that light-weight .45-70 bullet?
     
  10. dango

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    I think the Hornady (red tip) 325 grn. , approx. 2055 fps. at 300 yards ! I read it somewhere and if I ain't on I'm close. It's the one with the 22" barrel , 1895 model,Marlin.
     
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    I have a couple 45-70 but prefer to shoot handloads vs factory & the 45-70 is a great game getter w/ old fashioned lead bullets.
     
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    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    It must be doing close to 2500-FPS at the muzzle!
     
  13. dango

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    I was looking for the literature that I had read , but I have so much , it would be easier to search on-line . Be back at you ?
     
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    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    I was just guessing at the velocity - no big deal.
     
  15. collim1

    collim1 Because Alexa said so!

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    I didn't know that about the brass. Good to know.
     
  16. dango

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    Hornady-Leverevolution - GOVT. 325 gr. FTX

    Muzzle-fps.2050 ft.-lbs.-3032

    100 yrds.-fps.1729 ft.-lbs.-2158

    200 yrds.-fps.1450 ft.-lbs.-1516

    300 yrds.-fps. 1225 ft.-lbs.-1083

    Oh well , slightly off ? Wishful thinking perhaps?:embarassed:
     
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    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    I was way off guessing 2500FPS at the muzzle.
     
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    Deal ? I'll trade your guessing for my data sheet ? :supergrin:
     
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    I read about that after I loaded 100 in 44 mag. They work just fine in my Ruger and Marlin without the shorter brass/OAL. I am not loading any more of them though, but that has to do with the plastic tip and special rod for the die.
     
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    Nice picture - NOT YOURS!