Quote Originally Posted by Gunstore Commando View Post
Since you guys are drifting the thread anyway...

A while back, there was an article in Gun Digest or somesuch with the thesis that the .45-70 was the *most* lethal cartridge the U.S. Military ever issued. Executive summary was that a .45-70 makes big, big, hurt from an awful long ways away.

You know what? If you're hunting in the next section over from me, bring your ought-six and leave the .45-70 in the safe.
It's true a 45-70 makes a prodigious impression on its target. But the trajectory will put the bullet into the dirt long before the 30-06 stops flying. I think that's their concern.
If either one were still flying you wouldn't want to be in its way.