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#2999752 - 10/26/12 06:50 AM Re: 45/70 smokeless conversion [Re: Nhill]
Nhill
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He can also fit it for and provide a ram rod for extra money, but I was going to buy a collapsible ram rod that you wear on your belt.

Edited by Nhill (10/26/12 06:51 AM)

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#2999862 - 10/26/12 08:06 AM Re: 45/70 smokeless conversion [Re: Nhill]
Rubberduck270
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If I were to do it again I think I would have Slufoot do mine. It really only saves you about $25 going with his style though. $40 for the plug, $80 for the install and $20ish for return shipping. So you're looking at $140 for Slufoot versus $165 for SMI.

The only advantage I would say the SMI conversion has is the breech plug is shorter so you get more use of your barrel length. Probly not enough to make a difference though...

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#3000607 - 10/26/12 04:10 PM Re: 45/70 smokeless conversion [Re: Nhill]
Tar12
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Slu-foot is a member of Dougs and his work is outstanding and much faster turn around time than SMI and less hassel.
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#3104870 - 01/01/13 06:32 PM Re: 45/70 smokeless conversion [Re: Nhill]
Matador
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Good info
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#3104873 - 01/01/13 06:32 PM Re: 45/70 smokeless conversion [Re: Nhill]
Matador
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Good info
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#3104875 - 01/01/13 06:32 PM Re: 45/70 smokeless conversion [Re: Nhill]
Matador
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Good info
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#3107032 - 01/03/13 04:27 AM Re: 45/70 smokeless conversion [Re: Nhill]
Tar12
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Slufoot is the way to go.Great prices..quality work..and quick turn around time.Great guy! Customer service at SMI leaves alot to be desired.
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#3114623 - 01/08/13 12:07 PM Re: 45/70 smokeless conversion [Re: Tar12]
volsgo1
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I purchased the stainless H&R off here a month or so back. I sold the factory laminate thumbhole stock and forend because it was right handed and Im a lefty. Ordered a Boyde Thumbhole Laminate left hand camobutt stock and a laminate camo forend from H&R for an Ultra slug Hunter. Next stop is sending the barrel and forend to slufoot for the breech plug and ramrod install.
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#3114768 - 01/08/13 01:45 PM Re: 45/70 smokeless conversion [Re: Tar12]
Rubberduck270
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 Originally Posted By: Tar12
Customer service at SMI leaves alot to be desired.

True that. But I prefer their short plug over the long Savage plug.
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#3138690 - 01/25/13 10:21 AM Re: 45/70 smokeless conversion [Re: Rubberduck270]
fullstream
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I believe I'm gonna do a conversion. Any suggestions on a where to look for a decently priced 45-70. Thanks Steve
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