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As little boys we grew up wanting one of those fancy BB guns from America - the ones with a lever loading action - we had BSA No 1 pellet guns because that's all we could get there.

Well it has been close on 35 years later and I finally got my cowboy gun - a 45-70 1895GBL

I Wanted to introduce myself, I'm a professional hunter out of Zambia - live in Denver for the off season and now eagerly reading up on loads for the 45-70 that I can try in Africa. I'll be asking the experts on this forum a little later on.

This is truly an amazing resource so firstly thanks for all the info. on this site and secondly - howdy!
Pete
 

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Welcome from Tennessee. Go down to the 45-70 forum and you'll find a couple of guys who actually hunted in Africa with a 45-70.
 

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Welcome from the Republic of Texas...
 

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Welcome, from DFW, Texas
 

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Hello and welcome to Marlinowners from Louisiana!!
 

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Congrats on the cowboy and welcome to MarlinOwners from central Florida! Hopefully you can post a picture soon of the rifle. Oh, any pics of hunting/guiding in Africa would go over really good here too....
 

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Welcome to MO from Pennsylvania!!
 

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Welcome from Abilene and Goldthwaite, TX! John
 

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Hello from Illinois.

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Thanks to everyone,

I'm off to Mozambique in May for a 4 month stint - will post pictures of my attempts at big game with the 45-70. I currently carry a 416 rigby so my trackers will be close on hand with that.

In the meantime I'm going to try and come up with a good load for this caliber in Africa - trying to avoid the problems of compressed loads in hot weather like the .458 magnum has. Not sure if I can achieve this with 460 - 525 grain bullets?
 

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Welcome from Kansas!
 

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Hi bwanapete, I am from NE Florida near Jacksonville. We have an International Marlinowners site where you may be able to meet others from this site that live Zambia. This forum is very informative and friendly. Welcome Aboard.
 
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