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Unread 04-27-2012, 10:07 AM
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45-70 for deer hunting

Can I use a 45-70 for deer hunting?
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    Unread 04-27-2012, 10:09 AM
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    Re: 45-70 for deer hunting

    yes, works great.
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    Unread 04-27-2012, 10:11 AM
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    Re: 45-70 for deer hunting

    where do you shoot the deer at and what kind of damage does it do to the meat?
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    Unread 04-29-2012, 11:39 PM
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    Re: 45-70 for deer hunting

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    where do you shoot the deer at and what kind of damage does it do to the meat?
    Try to shoot them behind the shoulder at all times if possible and it will not destroy any meat, but if shot through the shoulder, it wil pretty much ruin the meat in both shoulders. Won't be any tracking job with those big holes either.
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    Re: 45-70 for deer hunting

    I've never tracked deer farther than one's shot with my 45-70, 405 and 350gr round nose just punch through as deer don't have the mass to open the slower bullets, I found the best bullet out of a 45-70 was a 300gr hollow point.
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    Unread 04-30-2012, 06:26 AM
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    Re: 45-70 for deer hunting

    Try the Hornady LeverRevolution ammo. Its awesome. Like shooting deer with a truck.
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    Re: 45-70 for deer hunting

    Works great! I have shot a couple at 200 yrds even.
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