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Can anyone provide me with any Pros and Cons associated with the H&R BuffaloClassic 45-70 rifle?
I own one and have yet to pursue white tail in January. It is a stout gun but with a limb saver on the butt, it is a manageable recoil. It will shoot approx 1" high at 100 yds. Personally, I do not plan to drag my kill further than that. A single shot, for a 1 shot, 1 kill. $425 for a fine gun.
1bcorain : What scope mount did you use? Make, Model number,Weaver, Redfield, etc. ?
HI I HAVE ONE AND THINK NIT IS GREAT FOUND OUT IT SHOOTS GREAT A 100- 300 YARDS IRON SIGHTS I PUT A CREEDMORE SIGHT SO I COULD USE IT IN SASS SHOOTS MAINLEY I GOT IT TO USE TO HUNT ITS NOT A SHARPS UP IT WORKS LIKE A SHARPS
Words of wisdom Bo! Thank you. Yes, it is a heavy burden to allow yourself to be happy on a daily basis but I am prepare to shoulder the load in the face of all forms of adversity. If that involves shouldering a 45-70 Buffalo rifle, by God, I'll just have to grin and bear it.
Kody, it is the nature of a man to not be deterred from a quest by problems which are of little consequence in the long term. I know it is a sacrifice but sometimes a man has to do what a man has to do. I admire your willingness to bear up under adversity. As the Nike ads say "Just do it!" Oh, and enjoy.
Just tell us how it shoots ;-)
I've only seen pictures of this rifle. Up to now, I have eyed the Sharpe's 45-70 rifles. However, I couldn't justify paying so much for a rifle that would see limited use. The Sharpes and this H & R are vintage style firearms and that has a real appeal to me. Paying 1/4 the price for the H & R which is an 1871 model may just suit the bill. I just looked it up on the H & R web site ..long barrel, 8 pounds, peep sight and globe end pin, hammer style and classic lines. I think I owe it to myself to hunt with this gun... I foresee a problem.. it may be too long to fit in the gun cabinet!! I'll risk it!
I own one and I very happy with it. The only con is one shoot! The pro's are all good! My .270 stays at home in Pa. now. I have a small scope on it due to my age. My 45/70 is sight in at 50yds. which put me at 1.5" high at 100 yds. My son calls the gun, Comemere deer gun. The deer never leave after being shoot. Have taken deer at 300 plus yds.
Never shot one, but I've heard good things. Not too large, but not tiny. Relative to some other nice rifles, the 45/70 Buffalo is generally inexpensive (about $300-$400, from what I've found--not too bad), which is a plus. Accuracy is good, and I've heard it makes for a fun go-to target-shooting rifle with recoil that's easy enough to handle.
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