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#3164720 - 02/15/13 08:37 AM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: tasaman]
volsgo1
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Hoping to get a chance to shoot it Sunday.
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#3175025 - 02/24/13 08:29 PM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: volsgo1]
SES
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I see one major problem with that gun. It's left handed!! It is a beautiful gun.
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#3196090 - 03/18/13 11:11 AM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: SES]
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Did you ever shoot it? I am curious as of the results. Thinking about getting one of these or an encore and unsure which direction to go!
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#3196196 - 03/18/13 01:13 PM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: Tenn.Guy]
Rubberduck270
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There are a couple of us with this gun now and they all shoot pretty well. Unless you already have an encore frame, the H&R is a cheaper way to go.
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#3196217 - 03/18/13 01:42 PM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: Rubberduck270]
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Im thinking of getting a H&R 45-70 and doing the slufoot conversion.I already have a Savage 10ml with the Pacnor 45 cal barrel on it,and its a tack driver and a half..But I've come to realize,its a way over kill for where I hunt.I never have shots over 100yds.Im seriously thinking of selling it and buying a H&R 45-70 and haveing the conversion done,and I'd still have money left over.

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#3196246 - 03/18/13 02:06 PM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: cecil30-30]
Rubberduck270
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
Im thinking of getting a H&R 45-70 and doing the slufoot conversion.I already have a Savage 10ml with the Pacnor 45 cal barrel on it,and its a tack driver and a half..But I've come to realize,its a way over kill for where I hunt.I never have shots over 100yds.Im seriously thinking of selling it and buying a H&R 45-70 and haveing the conversion done,and I'd still have money left over.

It never hurts to have 2 lol. As good as your Pac Nor shoots I'd keep it and build an H&R too. The H&R's are great for hunting in climbing stands and shooting houses because they are so short.
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#3198326 - 03/20/13 12:44 PM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: Rubberduck270]
Tenn.Guy
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on the H&R ultra, is anyone having to knurl their bullets, or are they shooting great without it?
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#3198426 - 03/20/13 02:21 PM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: Tenn.Guy]
Rubberduck270
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I tried Knurling the Barnes expanders but still couldn't get them to group as well as the Hornady SST's. Barnes were .398-9 where the Hornady's were a full .400 diameter.

A non-knurled SST would 3 shot group 13/16" at 100 yrds. where the knurled Barnes (.401) were about an 1.5".
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#3198501 - 03/20/13 04:07 PM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: Rubberduck270]
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
I tried Knurling the Barnes expanders but still couldn't get them to group as well as the Hornady SST's. Barnes were .398-9 where the Hornady's were a full .400 diameter.

A non-knurled SST would 3 shot group 13/16" at 100 yrds. where the knurled Barnes (.401) were about an 1.5".


Are the sst's a tight fit? I got 10 from luke when I got the 195's but haven't tried them yet. Have you shot a deer with the sst's if so how did they perform?

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#3198515 - 03/20/13 04:22 PM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: fullstream]
Rubberduck270
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 Originally Posted By: fullstream
Are the sst's a tight fit? I got 10 from luke when I got the 195's but haven't tried them yet. Have you shot a deer with the sst's if so how did they perform?

They are a firm load but don't load as tight as some of the 50 cal. combo's I've shot in my Savage. I'd say they are in the 15-20lb. loading pressure range (maybe more, never set it on a scale to see for sure).

As far as performance I don't see why I need to go to the all copper Barnes. I killed 2 deer with the SST's this year, both high shoulder shots (at 135 yds and 22 yrds) and both complete pass thrus. 135 yrd deer was a bang-flop and the 22 yrd deer only went about 20 yards after he woke up from the 20 second nap he took when I shot him.
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