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Re: Hunting with 50-70 on Deer
Reply #15 - Oct 20th, 2019 at 11:39pm
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since starting hunting with my Springfield sporting rifle 45/70 i dont shoot small whitetails thru the lung only area. i swing forward on to the shoulder you want to see a blood trail walk down and roll it over!! when big lead bullets hit bone they shatter and everything that's in between well its mush.  you don't tear up that much meat either and no tracking  Smiley big slow bullets dont have that explosive entrance hydroshock like the modern stuff.  read a lot of letters and stories of the hunters during the time of these rifles. the shoulder shot seemed to  be used the most.  especially the buffalo hunters, they would single out a lead bull and bust his shoulders so he couldn't run away and so his harem wouldnt run away either. just my way of hunting too.
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Re: Hunting with 50-70 on Deer
Reply #16 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 9:51pm
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I have killed eight deer with a 50 - 70
Remington rolling block and none of them dropped in their tracks and none of them went over a hundred yards . All were either heart lung shots or front shoulder shots to break them down, if you don't mind ruining a little shoulder meat, they don't go far with that shot.
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Re: Hunting with 50-70 on Deer
Reply #17 - Nov 8th, 2019 at 1:01pm
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I suspect that unless one does nerve damage a deer retains enough oxygen to go about a 100 yds. But smashing the shoulder bones on the way thru can't but help limit the travel of the animal.
  
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