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Just got my copy of American Hunter and read the article where another hunter chose 45-70 to go after cape buffalo. He used Buffalo Bore's new 460 grain hard-cast ammunition for the hunt. Great story, ended up shooting a very large bull at 60 yards, DRT. Of course they put an insurance shot in its spine before approaching but claimed the first shot cut a one-half inch whole right through the heart. They did not say if it was a pass-through or not but DRT is quite impressive enough. Sad part is they pictured the author holding the 45-70 with a box of Federal Fusion ammo sprawled out right beside him. I am sure Buffalo Bore is not pleased. Join the NRA!
 

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Even if it's the last thing I do, I will be going to Africa on a proper Safari. Lion hunting is the one thing I absolutely must do before I die.
 

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Even if it's the last thing I do, I will be going to Africa on a proper Safari. Lion hunting is the one thing I absolutely must do before I die.
Be careful! The day you go on that lion hunt might be the same day that you die! lol j/k Out of curiosity, what happens to the lion meat?

As far as the buffalo hunt, it's great to know that the 45-70 can drop a monstrous beast like that. A guide gun with the right load would be a good bit of insurance for a hike through the African bush!
 

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Is there a internet article on it? Sounds interesting, I like hearing about 45/70 hunts, especially in Africa.
 

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Someday, my 45-70 and 45 Colt will join me in Africa, I hope...................
 

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I don't think there is anything that walks or crawls on the earth is too big for the 45-70 with the proper load. It might have a hard time with Godzilla but I'm not going to go hunting in Japan anyways. ;D

Seriously, I think it is just about the perfect gun for all game from deer to elephant. The only limit it really has is shooting long distances like you might have out west in the open plains but that is shooting. Hunting is finding the game and getting close enough to kill it with the weapon you have in hand. Don't get me wrong, I like long range shooting but to me it is another sport.
 

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Read the article, and it was a pretty decent read. That being said, the pics for the most part, were lousy. Always fun to read about the 45-70, especially in Africa. Makes me think about my 2008 trip to RSA, where I used my GG. Loads of fun! ;D Going again, this summer with my son. I won't be taking my 45-70, but I am taking a ruger no. 1, for buff and tuskless ele.


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Just to show some of the new guys. A 45-70 IS fun, in Africa! ;D










There are more pics, but you get the idea..... ;)


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Mad Dog said:
Just to show some of the new guys. A 45-70 IS fun, in Africa! ;D










There are more pics, but you get the idea..... ;)


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I could look at pics from Africa all day long and not get bored.
 

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There you go Mad Dog, bragging again. ;)

Seriously I am envious of where you have been able to go and what you have been able to do. I really enjoy looking at those pictures over and over again. Would love to have been there when you bagged those fine trophies.
 

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Well, as a born and raised African, i can tell you there is no other place on earth like Africa. Getting out in the bush with the wildlife is beyond description. I really miss it. Never hunted there though.
 

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There you go Mad Dog, bragging again. ;)

Seriously I am envious of where you have been able to go and what you have been able to do. I really enjoy looking at those pictures over and over again. Would love to have been there when you bagged those fine trophies.
Well, at my age, the only thing I got left, is braggin rites... ;D I am looking forward to next summer. My son and I are going to Zim, for buff, hippo, and tuskless ele. Thought about the GG, but when the ele came into the mix, we decided on the 375 H&H. However, it is in a ruger no. 1- single shot. Ya always have to have something different to talk about.... ;D


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Bring on the photos. I love hunting photos and I have always wanted to go to africa. I don't know if I would use a marlin ( raised on bolt guns) but it looked like yours did well for itself. I would love to hunt the big kitty cats. I guess I have read too much Peter H. Capstick.
 

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rhendrix said:
I don't think there is anything that walks or crawls on the earth is too big for the 45-70 with the proper load. It might have a hard time with Godzilla but I'm not going to go hunting in Japan anyways. ;D

Seriously, I think it is just about the perfect gun for all game from deer to elephant. The only limit it really has is shooting long distances like you might have out west in the open plains but that is shooting. Hunting is finding the game and getting close enough to kill it with the weapon you have in hand. Don't get me wrong, I like long range shooting but to me it is another sport.
OMG I can not bite my tongue anymore, I have to ask. At exactly what range do you believe hunting turns into shooting?
 

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Mad Dog said:
Well, at my age, the only thing I got left, is braggin rites... ;D I am looking forward to next summer. My son and I are going to Zim, for buff, hippo, and tuskless ele. Thought about the GG, but when the ele came into the mix, we decided on the 375 H&H. However, it is in a ruger no. 1- single shot. Ya always have to have something different to talk about.... ;D


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What the hell is a tuskless ele?
nevermind, elephant.... I get it..... duh
 

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The Warthog pic is my favorite. I don't really have any personal pull towards africa but I'd love to bust one of those funny looking hogs!
 

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Yes that and "Death in Silent Places" & "Maneaters". All are great books. The Lions of Tsavo were a couple of interesting critters to say the least. If I ever hit the lottery maybe a nice double rifle or a drilling. One of the older ones.
 
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