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More than enough momentum to kill a buffalo at that range.
 

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I love the 45-70. I was actually surprised he didn't have to use a steeper angle than he did. Fun video.
Me too. There must be 500-600 feet of drop on that bullet at a mile.

Unless my math is off, the angle that produces 600 feet of height at a mile is ~6.5 degrees. I would have guessed much more than that.
 

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Too bad they didn't try 45 degrees, for grins.
 

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Interesting.

Thank you for sharing!
 
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That guy was pretty relaxed, looks like fun
 
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I'll call BS...

I've shot 45-70's a good deal at 600 yards and he doesn't have enough elevation to do what he's claiming at that distance....

At 600 yards the 405 grain 45-70 round has a 30 foot high trajectory and if you use the Buffington sights on a Trapdoor from the prone you basically have to have the buttstock of the gun in the dirt. So at 1800 yards from a short barreled carbine...forget it
 

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What if the ground he was on was higher than where the target is?
 
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I'll call BS...

I've shot 45-70's a good deal at 600 yards and he doesn't have enough elevation to do what he's claiming at that distance....

At 600 yards the 405 grain 45-70 round has a 30 foot high trajectory and if you use the Buffington sights on a Trapdoor from the prone you basically have to have the buttstock of the gun in the dirt. So at 1800 yards from a short barreled carbine...forget it
Then how far do you think that target was, if not 1,800 yards?
 

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I couldn't find a ballistic calculator that did 1,800 yards but at 1,000 yards the drop is 1446 inches...or 120 feet... His bullet drop will be more than 300 feet or 100 yards at a mile...
 

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Earth's rotation, tho. LOL.
 
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