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Offline D45/70

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annual conformation shot with the 45/70
« on: September 09, 2018, 10:32:37 PM »
With bear season knocking on the door I felt I needed to shoot the 45/70 just because .
Today we where out calling dogs and I took the '70 along to shoot it.

The dogs did not want much to do with us the boy did miss one somehow.

We found a spot , the wind was slight and we set up directly in to the wind . Using a cardboard box and a sheet of printer paper with black marker lines. Used the rangefinder and placed it at 100 yards.

My 45/70 marlin ,CB 26" barrel is finicky how it wants to shoot.

The first shot, aka , the kill shot will hit higher then the next several shots.  That IS with a few fouling shots. Let it set and cool to cold and the shot is repeatable takes a LONG time to get it "IN".

My ding bong cheep ass scope will change the POI when I change the power, so I sight in at 6 power and leave it. ALL that said ; I have done all that a few years ago and never had to re do it. The load I use is hornady 300 hp. and goes 2495 fps., Good bear stuff.

I set down with my coyote belt, seat, and my shooting sticks.

I held dead on the cross on the paper, held tight on to the gun, plenty of recoil, and fired. 2" high dead center, perfect just how I left it. The boy had his 375 h&h and wanted to do the same.

We messed around with his after he shot the paper. Had a "Gong" disk we put out at 400 and shot it till we just did not want to do it anymore. I picked up the '70 and did one more shot , it was cold by then and put another hole touching the first and I felt it "will do" ...

Ready for bear, this year the bear curse will end, maybe.
DO to the increasing cost of energy, Gas,and Electricity. The Down turn in the economy.
The light at the END of the TUNNEL is Now TURNED OFF!!!

Offline John Andrews

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Re: annual conformation shot with the 45/70
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 04:10:11 AM »
 O0 Yeah on ending that bear curse, D! You have done everything possible to be ready.  :twisted:
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