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so whats my range

Postby LazyGhost » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:32 pm

Bought me some hornady 45/70 250 grains. Sighted in 1" high at 50yards.

Nearly all of my foreseeable shots will be between 50 and 100 yards. There is one spot i have that could give me a 150yard shot if the planets line up right.

How do I look at 100 and 150 yards?
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Re: so whats my range

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Re: so whats my range

Postby Mud Monster » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:37 pm

Only one way to make sure...stretch it out to 150! Just guessin I'd say you should be good. May aim and inch high just for good measure tho.
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Re: so whats my range

Postby saddaddykiller » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:05 pm

not sure but I think I sighted mine in at 1 inch high at 50 yards too and last season held behind shoulder mid ways and dropped 8 point at almost exactly 100 yards with 45 70 hornady ammo......the only way u can be 100% sure it to shoot it out to 150 yards at target...
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Re: so whats my range

Postby xtolled » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:06 pm

I shoot a 444 marlin have owned a 45-70 sight my weapons at 1 inch high at 50 yds. Aim just a hair high at 150 should be no issue. All my shots are no further than 100 yards.
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Re: so whats my range

Postby jbullard1 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:21 pm

I have two HR 45-70's both are sighted in dead on at 165 yds.
The closest shot we have ever made with a 45-70 is 185 yds. I have made one shot kills out to 290 yards shooting my load.
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Re: so whats my range

Postby LazyGhost » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:10 pm

Back when them things first became legal, my fatherinlaw heard lots of bad stuff about the way they kick. Nevertheless, I wanted one for xmas that year and my ole lady didnt let me down. She got me the short barrel and and box of 250 grain amo. Not long after, my fatherinlaw hurried to the woods to site it in.

That sucker didnt kick bad at all. Not much different than my 30-06. My fatherinlaw shot a few rounds too and he was impressed. Well, the next week my fatherinlaw goes and gets the same gun, but gets the 350 grain or so amo. That sucker kicked like a mule! Haha. He shot it several times sighting it in and was bruised up pretty good.

This afternoon when I was shopping for some, I stopped by academy first and all tjey had was some remington 405 grain. I said "Heck no!" I then went by Vans and I could see one lonely box of 250 grain on the bottom shelf and above it a lot of 305+ grain boxes. When a clerk finally came by I asked for the box on the bottom shelf. He handed it to me like he was handing me something repulsive and said "You know thats only the 250 grain?" I said "Yep" and turned around and walked to the register with it.

Yall boys go ahead and shoot them big grains if ya want. Ill still with the lite load. :thumbsup:
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Re: so whats my range

Postby saddaddykiller » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:40 pm

i shoot 325....one time whiel I was sighting it in , a grown man that was watching me shoot said he would never shoot that gun cause he watched it kick me...but it aint that bad at all...to me I don't even recognize it....but I will say I have learned to keep head as far as I can away from scope because 2 times before that I got scope eye
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Re: so whats my range

Postby jv » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:34 pm

You should be alright at that range but you need to shot it to make sure.
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