#26863
seaboltm
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I agree muzzle blast shouldn’t be an issue. Using H4895 I took the Lee 405 grain bullet to 1823 fps. Recoil was, ahum, brisk to say the least. My standard load is the same powder to about 1500 fps, which, with a slip on recoil pad is OK. Range depends. Open sights, maybe 150 yards, depending on your vision and ability. With a scope, you get trajectory limited, but not killing ability limited. I would think a scoped 45-70 would be more than capable of a 200 to 300 yard kill. Beyond that, it will still kill, but the trajectory would be hard to manage.

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