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    Most brushes marked .45 are made for .44/.45 they cover the 44 mag and .45 colt rifles the 45/70 is a .458 cal and the brushes are a bit loose. I had the problem in both my Marlin and my Handy Rifle. The .475 is the way to go.

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    You could be right. I just realized muzzleloader brushes are different. They use a 10/32 thread, and are probably made for just one bore size.

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    If I remember correctly, the diameter of the bullets I used for 45-70 was .452.
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    Well I got out today and sent a few down range. Was expecting a Hollywood style land on my ass thump from what everyone said. Was very disappointed. It didn't kick much at all. My wife even shot it. Not saying it doesn't kick, just not like a mule.

    However it did a wonderful performance on a 12" log. Clean through and then some. And there was a cinder block there when I showed up but not when I left! Just dust. Sent fragments 50 ft into the air! I think I like this thing.
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    Glad you like it. The stock must fit pretty well. You will find that the big ol 45 slug will really put a hurt on an elk or moose. The one elk I shot with my Sharps never took a step after it was hit.
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    What was your load?

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    I've always thought of the recoil as more of a push then a kick. My little model 94 30-30 kicked harder and was harder on my arm.

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    I sure can't agree with that. I was shooting a 30-30 at 10 years old, and it has 11lbs of recoil. Pretty soft shooting.

    The 45/70 has 37 lbs of recoil. Equal to a .375 mag.

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    .451 and .452 is 45 colt. .458 is for the 45-70 and .458mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
    .451 and .452 is 45 colt. .458 is for the 45-70 and .458mag.
    Your right....

    I shoot so many .45 Colt, it just clicked in my mind. Checked and the 45-70 is bigger.
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