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Companion for 45-70 Rifles?

Post by BrokenolMarine » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:34 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EZlyuPwenMA

I might add one to my collection if I had the rifle. Would snuggle right up under a jacket, and be there on your belt in camp if a bear, or other unwelcome guest showed up. Perfect for flyfishing Alaska. :D
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Post by JEBar » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:41 pm

ain't no way .... :o
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Post by Ojaileveraction » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:51 pm

What do you think the MV was with that short barrel. He handled that pistol very well!
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Post by BrokenolMarine » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:45 am

I'm not sure what the muzzle velocity was, but that first group was nice, he rang the steel at twenty five and fifty yards, and the muzzle energy displayed was still impressive for that backup piece. If you chose it to back up your hunting rifle, you wouldn't be undergunned, could use the same ammo, and your rifle wouldn't be leaning against a tree when you found you needed it the most.

I have a featherweight 357 to pair with my carbine. It is brutal to shoot, but a dream to carry. This cannon would have some weight, but could save your life in bear country. I have read articles in my fly fishing mags about areas that require you to be "appropiately armed" to fish the salmon streams. The game wardens check for valid fishing license and rifle, shotgun, or handcannon. Lol. If memory serves, it's grizzly country in AK.
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Post by ESquared » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:55 am

Holy Flinch Reflex, Batman! That looks painful, but you gotta give the guy credit for handling it pretty well! Seems like it would tame a grizzly!
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Post by Mags » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:11 pm

awesome muzzle flash!
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Re: Companion for 45-70 Rifles?

Post by John E Davies » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:53 pm

I want to see the chronograph data, I bet most of the powder is burning after the bullet leaves the muzzle. He was shooting light 300 gr JHP bullets, no wonder the gun stays in his hands, let’s see some real hot and heavy bear ammo. His ammo is rated at 1880 fts from a rifle, I bet his was only going 1200... more like a .44 Mag. Big deal....

I have a SRH Alaskan clone (home built) and I carry handloaded .480 Ruger 400 gr 1050 fps hardcast bear loads. That is plenty wicked for me. It hurts even with a thumb brace.

I don’t see any purpose for the novelty gun in the video, he should send it back so they can put a proper barrel on it.... he can use that 3” one for a pen holder on his desk.

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Post by North Country Gal » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:12 pm

From experience with big boomers, I can tell you that going that short a barrel will, of course, increase muzzle whip and flash, but the reduced velocity will also reduce recoil, compared to a longer barrel, especially in a rifle cartridge like the 45-70, which would have to be very inefficient in a 3" revolver. Before I'd recommend a 45-70 snub nose for bear defense, I'd have to put it through a chronograph and crunch some numbers. Despite the rep of the 45-70, shooting it in a 3" barrel revolver might not get you any better performance than a dedicated big bore revolver round like a 454, 480 or even a 44 mag.
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Post by Mags » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:24 pm

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He did say in the video that there was a 10" barrel for it.
John E Davies wrote:... he should send it back so they can put a proper barrel on it.... he can use that 3” one for a pen holder on his desk.

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Re: Companion for 45-70 Rifles?

Post by ESquared » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:53 pm

Couldn't you just take a 44 Mag revolver that you knew you could handle and shoot the bear twice?
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