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Im thinking about gettin a big bore barel for my handi rifel. Im torn between the 45-70 and the 500 smith. Im just a little nerv

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  • Im thinking about gettin a big bore barel for my handi rifel. Im torn between the 45-70 and the 500 smith. Im just a little nerv

    Im thinking about gettin a big bore barel for my handi rifel. Im torn between the 45-70 and the 500 smith. Im just a little nervous in investing in the 500, I dont want to get something thats to much to shoot. Can anyone compare it to a 12 ga. with 3 inch or 3.5 inch just for reference?

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    I have the 45/70 for my NEF and the recoil is like a 12ga 2 3/4 to me. I don't know about the .500. I would say the 45/70 is more versatile than the .500

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    • #3
      so the 45-70 isint to bad?im kinda wanting to build a close range big game gun out of it. I dont think the range of the 500 would be to much but that power from it would be nice.

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      • #4
        just google chuck hawks recoil table and you can compare recoil between various loads.

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        • #5
          After checking that out it dosent look like it should be to much more than a 12 gage with 3inch mags.

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          • #6
            My 45/70 provides plenty of power(and recoil). I wouldn't go looking for any more unless you get a lot of grizzly bears or cape buffalo down your way. Plus 45/70 ammo is expensive enough.
            I really like my Optima. It is one of my favorite guns to shoot and I enjoyed hunting with it for the first time this year. Enjoy whatever you get!

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            • #7
              The S&W 500 is a great round to 50Yd+/- very light recoil in a Rifle, Its a 50/Cal"pistol cartridge" just like a 44Mag in a Rifle, The 45/70 will have a greater amount of recoil over the S&W/500 with greater range 100Yd+/-.
              Good Luck in your Quest....Safe Hunting

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              • #8
                45/70 will make you smile everytime you pull the trigger. Good luck

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                • #9
                  I'd sure go the 45/70 route. As long as you are spending the money for a barrel, you might as well get a thumper. I agree with IND_NRA... it will make you smile and you will enjoy it; even if it is sitting in the closet.

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