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Unless you have a S&W 500 and need it for your region it is much ado about nothing and expensive

 

the 45-70 caliber lever can be loaded from 260 grain to 600 grain bullets from 1200 feet per second to 2000+

 

reloaders can make up shot shells if not maybe 410 may work with no alterations.

 

Sub caliber sabots for shooting calibers from 35 caliber to 45 here is a short article

 

http://blogs.clarionledger.com/babroom/2010/02/groundhogs-and-45-70-sabots/

 

Here is a fantastic site that will give you load data on all calibers so you can compare and or have data for your firearm.

 

http://www.handloads.com/loaddata/default.asp

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Good lord, guys. Somebody going rhino hunting? Looks real pretty, though, Wardog. Ya'll must get some really big bears in North Carolina!

 

no I'm just a fan of big bore stuff. it was something i wanted just because. Trust me I know it is overpowered for anything lurking in the woods out here. unless somebody figures out how to replicate dino DNA then it is just a want and not a need :).

 

i also have a remy 700 in 300winmag and my marlin 45-70g lever gun all overpowered for the animals out here, except maybe some of the larger wild hogs which i have not encountered yet unlike you texans ;)

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pretty cool I just add one or two as I fire them

 

in a single action Ruger a free spin cylinder pawl is a good feature for it as is a wolf spring kit it allows

 

the cylinder will roll forward or backward to allow removal and reloading the spring kit lightens the hammer spring.

 

of individual shells.

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Capt, Bart you will like this

 

pricey but damn it would be cool to have one to compliment my 4" 500 magnum pistol

 

http://www.bighornarmory.com/catalog/big-horn-armory-products/model-89-carbine-2/

 

You are right, Wardog! I more than like it! Now if I can get a .500 S&W revolver AND this lever gun to go with my Sharps 'BIG 50' I will 'FEEL" (after all, the liberals all say it is all about how you 'feel', right?) safe!

 

That bloody thing brings a small. Back to the gun envelope in the desk; this one is going to take a while, I fear.

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Good lord, guys. Somebody going rhino hunting? Looks real pretty, though, Wardog. Ya'll must get some really big bears in North Carolina!

 

TB, naw, it is not about the local bears .... it IS about the circus train that derails (ever see the movie "The Big Circus" circa 1959?) and the rhinos, and lions, and tigers, and elephants, etc. get loose. I have a .375 H&H Mag for just that reason. OK, that's my story and I am sticking to it! Also good to get keep polar bears away. Must be working because I haven't seen a polar bear loose in my area in decades!

 

Truth be told; consideration of 'exotic pets' and loose zoo animals is not totally off the wall. Not a reason to buy a cannon until everything else is cared for but they have gotten loose before and in urban areas.

 

Actual reason? It is just so bloody much fun to shoot these cannons I really don't see not having them. When my Brit friends come over, they always want to shoot the big stuff, not the normal hunting rifle size stuff.

 

Just my not so humble (but in this case absolutely correct) opinion.

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