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#180277 - 04/17/17 07:25 PM Re: Contender 45-70 [Re: karl]
AK hgunner1
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Thanks Karl.
I am still on the fence about purchasing a 45-70 barrel so all the comments here are helping me make my decision.

I hand load so I can keep them in my comfort level if I decide to go ahead and get one.

Like anything else you want to do your research so no regrets down the road.

Keep yer powder dry and keep a shootin'
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#180279 - 04/17/17 07:47 PM Re: Contender 45-70 [Re: AK hgunner1]
Brenden
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There is no such thing as regret with a 45-70.

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#180281 - 04/17/17 08:30 PM Re: Contender 45-70 [Re: Brenden]
karl
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 Originally Posted By: Brenden
There is no such thing as regret with a 45-70.

Only when you touch one off without a firm grip
\:\)

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#180291 - 04/18/17 09:09 AM Re: Contender 45-70 [Re: karl]
Chance Weldon Administrator
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 Originally Posted By: karl
 Originally Posted By: Brenden
There is no such thing as regret with a 45-70.

Only when you touch one off without a firm grip
\:\)


That goes for just about any moderate to heavy kicker.
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#180340 - 04/19/17 07:36 PM Re: Contender 45-70 [Re: Chance Weldon]
csherrill
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I have owned a contender barrel in 45-70 for years. It is just a fun barrel to shoot. I don't push it at all. I stick with a Remington 300 grain loaded to factory velocity and have fun. On a plus side if I stay less than 50 yards its no trouble seeing light through black bulls eyes. That is if I do my part.

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#180393 - 04/22/17 11:46 AM Re: Contender 45-70 [Re: csherrill]
Hawkeye
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I like my Contender in 45-70. SSK 14" w/ arrestor break. I shoot 300 grn JHp's Trapdoor handloads. Fun and accurate. I tried some of my Sharps 405 Cast loads and they are pretty stout.
I have been shooting this barrel for a lot of years. I did have one of the 12" Hunter barrels with factory break but ran on to this one so I sold the 12" TC barrel.
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