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Old 12-22-2011, 01:25 PM
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1885 45-70 > Bushnell DOA 250


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Lesson learned, do not put a scope designed for black powder muzzle loaders on a 45-70 and shoot full up loads. It will die.

So I got my new 1885 and I'm working on loads and dieing to shoot it. I'm waiting for my Malcolm to get delivered so I figure what the heck, this big bullet has ballistics a lot like my muzzle loader so I'll just pop my DOA on there for the time being, and hey, if the drops work as nearly perfectly as they do on my Knight I might even buy one.


It would probably be fine with the anemic Remington factory stuff that chronos at 1000 FPS, but a 350 loaded over 52.8gn of RL7 pushing 2100+ it did not fare so well. After about 10 rounds it quit holding zero and the turrets lost their clicks, they just sort of grind now.

Bushnell is going to love opening this one up.
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