Go shooting with a Henry in 2022. Pass a Henry to the next generation and teach them to shoot safely, accurately and often.

45-70 Revolver????? Whyyyyyyyyyy?

Post Reply
User avatar
Kissmybrass
Cowhand
Posts: 477
Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Issaquah
United States of America

45-70 Revolver????? Whyyyyyyyyyy?

Post by Kissmybrass » Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:05 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDhtVmBo2NY

Wild kick on this! I mean, my rifle is hard to handle.
I want one lol
0 x
H010G 45-70
H006M Big Boy Classic .357
Sig 320 XCompact
S&W 686 Plus 5"
Rem 870 Tac

User avatar
PJM
Cattle Driver
Posts: 511
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:13 am
Location: NH
United States of America

Re: 45-70 Revolver????? Whyyyyyyyyyy?

Post by PJM » Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:40 pm

Not for me. My wrists hurt after 5 shots from my 30=30 contender. That 45-70 is a flinch maker.
1 x

User avatar
JEBar
Town Marshal / Deputy Admin
Posts: 17236
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:58 pm
Location: central NC
United States of America

Re: 45-70 Revolver????? Whyyyyyyyyyy?

Post by JEBar » Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:41 pm

our Redhawk 44 Mag is strong enough .... can't imagine a 45-70
1 x

User avatar
Rifletom
Deputy Marshal
Posts: 3207
Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:26 pm
Location: California Territory
United States of America

Re: 45-70 Revolver????? Whyyyyyyyyyy?

Post by Rifletom » Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:48 pm

Negative!
1 x

User avatar
Vaquero
Ranch Foreman
Posts: 7683
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:56 am
Location: Somewhere between Memphis & Nashville
United States of America

Re: 45-70 Revolver????? Whyyyyyyyyyy?

Post by Vaquero » Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:02 pm

I've shot a 500 S&W before....was a pretty good while back.
I'll pass.

RP
1 x
Monty Walsh "You have No idea how little I care". :lol:

Ain't No Apologies for My Temperament

H001, H006, H012

User avatar
North Country Gal
Firearms Advisor
Posts: 5097
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:46 pm
Location: northern Wisconsin
United States of America

Re: 45-70 Revolver????? Whyyyyyyyyyy?

Post by North Country Gal » Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:18 pm

I shot some 45-70 in my old Contender and, okay, it was plenty nasty. That BFR, though, would weigh bit more and that might help just a wee bit with the recoil. Another plus for the BFR is the single action grip. Much prefer that grip for the sake of handling recoil.

By the way, I have talked to a few folks who own those BFRs and they speak highly of the guns.
1 x

User avatar
fortyshooter
Drover
Posts: 4798
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:37 am
Location: Va.
United States of America

Re: 45-70 Revolver????? Whyyyyyyyyyy?

Post by fortyshooter » Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:46 am

The BFR 45-70... yep I had one of those for a few years. Just have to make sure your knuckle has plenty of gap from the trigger guard! Other
than that hold on with good grip and let it roll back. https://youtu.be/7Wh5teFf5lc

In the background was the remains of my water jug trough that the Hornady 325 round destroyed! :lol:

Yep all split firewood now! :lol: https://youtu.be/FjcTmDgQ7GM
2 x

User avatar
North Country Gal
Firearms Advisor
Posts: 5097
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:46 pm
Location: northern Wisconsin
United States of America

Re: 45-70 Revolver????? Whyyyyyyyyyy?

Post by North Country Gal » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:21 pm

I know they also make a short cylinder version for more traditional SA cartridges, but I've never seen one.
0 x

User avatar
Kissmybrass
Cowhand
Posts: 477
Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Issaquah
United States of America

Re: 45-70 Revolver????? Whyyyyyyyyyy?

Post by Kissmybrass » Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:16 am

North Country Gal wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:18 pm
I shot some 45-70 in my old Contender and, okay, it was plenty nasty. That BFR, though, would weigh bit more and that might help just a wee bit with the recoil. Another plus for the BFR is the single action grip. Much prefer that grip for the sake of handling recoil.

By the way, I have talked to a few folks who own those BFRs and they speak highly of the guns.
Oh yes they are gorgeous revolvers!
0 x
H010G 45-70
H006M Big Boy Classic .357
Sig 320 XCompact
S&W 686 Plus 5"
Rem 870 Tac

Post Reply