Henry 45/70

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    That's a great looking rifle! Looking forward to hearing how it shoots. I've been wanting a 45-70, and one of the Henry single shots might be the ticket.
     
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    The pic doesn't do the gorgeous wood justice.
     
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    Finally got to shoot it. I installed a Leupold #56515 scope base and a Redfield Revolution 2-7x33 scope. I gave all my 45/70 reloads and supplies to my brother for his H&R 45/70 when I sold my last 45/70 so I bought some ammo at the last gun show. It's loaded with Hornady 300 gr hollow points and listed at 2050 fps. No chrony today but I've shot enough 45/70's to know these are all over that, these things were brutal. Rumors of heavy triggers on these guns are true. I'd say it's every bit of the 8# I've read about, there is no creep and it breaks clean. I managed to keep 3 shots under an inch at 50 yards despite the trigger and healthy recoil.
     
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    I did the trigger a few days ago. WOW what an improvement. A literal 5 minute job and reduced the trigger pull by half.
     
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    What did that involve? Spring replacement? Curious.
     
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