Firing Line: 09/03
Testing the .45-70
Re August 2003 “Trapdoor Springfields, What’s Your Best .45-70 Choice?”:
Congratulations on another great issue, that’s about 176 in a row, or thereabouts. You are absolutely right about not wanting to test the service charge of the original .45-70. Those things create about 22 foot-pounds of free recoil; they really grab your attention. I have an original, cut to a carbine for movie work. It is an absolute joy to shoot with a 300-grain cast roundnose pushed with 50 grains of Pyrodex.
Los Lunas, NM
Colt SSA 1st Generation
Re July 2003 “45 Single Action Colts and Clones, USFA’s Rodeo is our C...