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    Sharps 45-70

    Hi I,ve been granted a 45-70 for deer management has anyone out there used one for this purpose? What loads would you suggest I will be using it for targets as well with blackpowder. I will use nitro for deer with jacketed bullets 300 to 350 grain cast bullets for targets.

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    Just run smokeless powder in it. H-4198 under 300 gr bullets at 1,800 to 1,900 fps, depending on barrel length, 22 inches to more. Mild recoil, very accurate, knocks deer over, with good trajectory for iron sights at 100 to 150 yards.

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    SD Regular Greener Jim's Avatar
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    I'm about to get out there on load development with my 45-120. I'll be using smokeless and 300gr Sierra's.
    From everything I've read, so long as you don't drive them too fast they'll do the job no qualms. Plus they're one of the few .458 hunting bullets that are reliably available in the UK.
    Any Questions Feel Free to PM me

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