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Posted by Chris on Sunday, 4 October 2009, at 5:44 p.m.
I have just purchased a Springfield 45-70 Cadet rifle. Before purchase I bought a copy of the book by Joe Poyer and Craig Riesch.
I went over the rifle with a magnifying glass and this book.
From reading and making judgements based on the information i gleaned from this book I am certain that it is original. Therefore I purchased it.
It is not in brilliant condition externally but to me it looks as it should for iyts venerable age.
I brought it to shoot. I an on a very steep learning curve here.
Made up some rounds with 500 gn bullets over 63 gns of FFg. Hurt like hell and the bruise was tender for 4 days.
Can anyone out there make suggestions as to loading for this rifle that will make it easier to shoot (ie less pounding on my boney shoulder)
I will need accuracy out to about 500 yards.
Your help would be appreciated.
Just as a quick side note.
I took the old girl out 3 weeks ago to the bush in the middle of the North Island, New Zealand. After a days tramping around I finally came accross a few Sika deer. The old rifle barked and a nice sized hind dropped on the spot. I aimed for a chest shot at about 120 yards. Supprised me how hard this old round hit. I now have some nice venison in my freezer.
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