H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 Posted January 26 Share Posted January 26 There are cartridges out there in our game that are bigger than .45-70. I know from personal experience that .45-70 can be a nasty shoulder thumper, but that with the right powder/bullet combination, it can be "downloaded" to become a very pleasant shooter without losing its long range ability. But when I think of those "bigger" cartridges, be they .45's with more powder, or .50's, I just find myself thinking that they can't be anything but recoil monsters. And I also know that excessive recoil causes me to start to flinch after just a few rounds. Now, I know that the Spencer round is no big deal. I've never fired one, but I assume .50-70 can be made to be manageable as well. But what about some of those really big buffalo and/or so called "express" rounds? Are they rather punishing to shoot? Can they be downloaded, but if they are, are you in "what's the point," territory? I mean, isn't a downloaded .45-95 just a long cased .45-70? I am curious to know what experience with these things are. Part of the reason is that that I have a nephew who for some reason wants a .50-110 86. (I think that's the round.) He's not a Cowboy shooter, yet, but I am wondering if he's just gonna hurt himself. I have suggested a 76 in 50-95 as still big not not as nasty, but that's also an assumption on my part. At this time, he's saying he wants to go smokeless, and is not interested in black powder. So if anyone knows anything, please let me know. Cuz when all is said and done, I don't really know anything about those big fellows. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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