45/70 sharps long range hunters?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by diderr, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    Anyone here ever take game at a decent distance with a sharps 1874 clone 45/70?
     
  2. Mule

    Mule Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of folks!

    The 45 cal 540 gr. with black powder will take anything you want from 5ft to 500 yds no problem. The 45-70 lacks the umph that a 45-110 will deliver at further ranges but in this game, trajectory is the key issue since the rounds travel at 1300-1400 fps. Go to the Shiloh Sharps website/forum and you will find a wealth of info.

    Mule