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    Awesome!

    I run the ghost rings on my 30-30 lever but have a 1895SBL in bound which I have a small red dot and a vx5hd 1-5 for. See if they ruin the lines or not.

    Personally I think it should be badass. Will have to get some hand loads sorted for it.

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    Nice bit of kit! Is that the texan model only ask because of the square hand slot.

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    Awesome @Nibblet you won't regret that purchase, the vx5 would make it a very versatile rig.
    @Marty Henry Standard model I believe, itsan original JM stamped Marlin.

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    A 45-70 in its natural habitat. Remmington made with no issues I removed factory (what ever it is) and gave it a Tung oil finish.

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    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

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    Well ive looked every time I go bush and never seen one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Well ive looked every time I go bush and never seen one!
    Must hang out with the moose and the panther

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawzer308 View Post
    @Jit the best factory ammo currently available in NZ is the Hornady 325gr Leverevolution. Reloads take the 45-70 to whole new level, My current loads are:

    57grs AR2207 and Hornady 300gr projectiles these are doing 2110fps out of the 18.5 barrel.

    Second load is 51grs AR2207 and Hornady 350gr FP for around 1950fps.

    Both shooting around 1 inch groups at 50m with ghost ring sights.
    Cheers. Where do get the sights?

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    Mine came with the rifle when I bought it however, most shop's in the states have them or your local should be able to get them in. The two main aftermarket brands are XS sights and Skinner sights.

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    here is how to shoot it with a shorter barrel https://youtu.be/c0DHCtEIBGU

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    I have a single shot Springfield 73 which I bought off a nice chap here on the forum. Off the bench, with 70 grain blackpowder loads or even ''low powered'' 50 grains of Varget, with a 405 grain bullet it hits you like heartache, as they say. I havn't taken it out anywhere apart from the range at the moment, although I am dead keen to get a deer with it.
    Put the keyboard down. Now kick it over here.

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    Ive chorny'd the 325 Hornady FTX leverevoltion with 20-inch barrel in my 3kg gun - 1900 fps. ouch.
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    I also run a guide gun, currently loading up some 500gr Lee casts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsen Highway View Post
    I have a single shot Springfield 73 which I bought off a nice chap here on the forum. Off the bench, with 70 grain blackpowder loads or even ''low powered'' 50 grains of Varget, with a 405 grain bullet it hits you like heartache, as they say. I havn't taken it out anywhere apart from the range at the moment, although I am dead keen to get a deer with it.
    Yeah those little carbines kick abit used to have one myself I sold it to a nice chap on here
    Glad to hear itís going well for you

    Heres my cannon
    I replaced the trapdoor with
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    Rolling block 30 inch barrel
    And weighing a ton
    She still boots pretty well with a 515gn and 65gn of 2f
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    That is extremely cool. Impressive.
    Put the keyboard down. Now kick it over here.

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    For the carbine a cartridge with a lighter charge of 55 grains was used if that helps your shoulder.

 

 

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