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recoil and shot placement

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 76shuvlinoff, Mar 9, 2014.

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  1. 76shuvlinoff

    76shuvlinoff Member

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    I have longed for a Marlin 1895cb .45/70 and finally got an 01 a week or so ago. I also picked up three different loads then bad weather and a stupid hectic schedule got in my way for a few days. Finally I said screw it.

    I really should have done this on a bench or at least some sand bags but there was no time to set it up.

    At 40 yards free standing in snow 1/2 way to my knees.
    405gr at 1250 fps came in 2" low.
    300gr at 1800 fps was 1" high
    325gr at 2020 fps was 4" high. (Maybe a flinch?)

    I've never had a "big bore" rifle before, I only took 3 shots and I know there are many variables in play but it got me wondering...

    With a long 26" barrel would the recoil from higher velocity round cause enough muzzle rise to make those differences.

    When I can get some snow scraped back I will set up some a table and sand bags.

    By the way. I really like this rifle!
     
  2. jerkface11

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    If anything the slower rounds would be more affected by the recoil than the faster ones. The 325gr bullet was going 200fps faster than the 300gr and hit 3" higher. That is probably about right.
     
  3. witchhunter

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    You are going to have to use a bench to test these loads, but it is common to have a different POI with different loads. Once you decide, just adjust your sights and go with it. If you reload for it, the 45/70 is very flexible by itself. You can go from mild to wild.
     
  4. jmr40

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    This is perfectly normal. Pick one bullet and stick to it, or make notes so you'll know where they are hitting at various ranges
     
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