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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]
cecil30-30
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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.]
Rubberduck270
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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]
hunter0925
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Nice.
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#3188642 - 03/10/13 08:13 AM Re: 45-70 range report [Re: hunter0925]
280longshot
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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]
volsgo1
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Nice Steve be glad when i get the time to try mine out.
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