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#3188304 - 03/09/13 05:49 PM 45-70 range report
fullstream
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Well got to shoot the new conversion for the second time today. The first outing was a bust as I have a loose bore on the cva. After speaking with the experts on doug's I learned a quick knurling will tighten up the bullet in the sabot & dramatically increase pressure. It took 4 shots to get it sighted in with the new scope. The first shot was at 2450 fps. After the barrel dirtied a little I was seeing 2500+ with the last 4 shots ranging between 2550 & 2570 fps.
This gun is quite the shooter as I shot a 4 shot group at 100 and they were all touching & 2 almost in the same hole (see pic below). I finished the day with 3 shots on a sign I set up at the back of the property at 187 yards. it was definately sub moa. I will stretch it out to 300 yards next weekend.
The sabots all opened perfectly (see pic) as I waited about 10 minutes between shots. Want to thank tar12 as he was alot of help getting me set up.
I can't wait to get my encore barrel in so I can send it off so both my boys will have a 300yd killin ML I guess I will be stuck shooting the 50 cal.
cva stainless 45-70 conversion
nikon buckmaster 4.5-14-40 bdc w/ sf
60gns n120
barnes 195 exp
harvester light blue crushed sabot
2540-2580fps



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#3188310 - 03/09/13 05:59 PM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: fullstream]
Nhill
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You have a tack driving gun.
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#3188334 - 03/09/13 06:18 PM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: Nhill]
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Nice shooting..
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#3188346 - 03/09/13 06:32 PM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: cecil30-30]
Roost 1
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Great job and thanks for sharing..
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#3188399 - 03/09/13 07:33 PM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: Roost 1]
Andy S.
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You cannot argue with those results, congrats Steve!
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#3188523 - 03/09/13 10:09 PM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: Andy S.]
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Sabots look good. How tight do the barnes load?
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#3188557 - 03/09/13 11:18 PM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: Rubberduck270]
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Nice.
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#3188642 - 03/10/13 08:13 AM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: hunter0925]
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That my friend is a tight group!!!
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#3188662 - 03/10/13 08:38 AM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: Rubberduck270]
fullstream
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
Sabots look good. How tight do the barnes load?


They load pretty easy compared to my .50.

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#3189650 - 03/11/13 10:48 AM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: fullstream]
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Nice Steve be glad when i get the time to try mine out.
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#3189762 - 03/11/13 01:00 PM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: volsgo1]
Tar12
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Steve now that you have the knurling figured out you can bump the N120 up to 62-63 grn with out fear of blowing sabots.This will put you in the 2650-2700 fps range. With a 200 yd zero you will have a hold on hair deer killing machine to 300 yds. I have taken it up to 70 grn @3000fps plus BUT would blow sabots all the way down to 35 degree weather and with as little as 65 grn of the N120.Personally I do not like shooting in hot weather as the dynamics are different than your actual hunting conditions.Now all we need is some tail gate pics!
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#3189879 - 03/11/13 03:20 PM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: Tar12]
BirdDog123
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deer are going to be in trouble next season
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#3192139 - 03/13/13 08:20 PM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: BirdDog123]
mathews338
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Very nice!
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#3195338 - 03/17/13 04:31 PM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: mathews338]
fullstream
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Here's a group I shot at 187 yards (length of my back yard). I believe shot #3 was my fault as i felt myself flinch. Had a 10-15
crosswind. same load as weekend.


Edited by fullstream (03/17/13 04:31 PM)

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#3195462 - 03/17/13 06:29 PM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: fullstream]
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Very cool. \:D
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#3195469 - 03/17/13 06:40 PM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: RUGER]
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Looks like a keeper
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