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Old 12-20-2017, 04:24 PM
 
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Yes, here ya go folks.....just seen this, not sure if ever been shown on here before....

Phoenix Weaponry announces their new .45-70 Auto round and rifle (VIDEO)

I want....well, hell, I'd take any 45-70....single shot or lever action....but this is pretty cool also....
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod/Green Valley AZ
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Gatling Gun in that caliber would be neat as well!

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Old 12-22-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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.45 Raptor is on my list.
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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Yes, here ya go folks.....just seen this, not sure if ever been shown on here before....

Phoenix Weaponry announces their new .45-70 Auto round and rifle (VIDEO)

I want....well, hell, I'd take any 45-70....single shot or lever action....but this is pretty cool also....
Guess so. That's at least the fourth 45-50 cal on AR platform, others being 458 SOCOM, 50 Beowulf, and 450 Bushmaster. Pals from my old stomping ground in Michigan praise the latter as a short-ish distance deer round, hunting from blinds. It's available in at least one Scout-type rifle in addition to AR uppers.

Thought about it here in WA, and figured: nah, that's just a cannon. Pig hunts in California, maybe. Here, dunno why.

I think people like something that is "new" without realizing it doesn't make a ton of sense outside of narrow needs (like hunting deer in Michigan which is short range work, or suppressing and gunning down bad guys in the dark). If $2-3 per round doesn't both you, hey have a swell time.

(Call me crazy, I bought a HK handgun in 9mm for practice and classes that is a helluva lot cheaper to run than my 1911s, round per round.)
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Vista, CA/Meadow Lakes, AK
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LOL, that's the rebated round model. Doesn't come with the lathe though, I'll bet.

No way I'd have it, but then again, if it floats your boat go for it.
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Old 12-23-2017, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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I was in the Army when the M-16 reared its ugly head. I didn''t like it then, and I have no use for an "AR" platform rifle now.
I enjoyed shooting my Marlin .45-70 lever gun, but I'm glad I got rid of it. That was due to my shortcomings, no reflection on the rifle!
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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I saw a brass .45 70 gatling gun at Cabellas for sale. I think the price was $15,000. It was a stick magazine fed of 20 or 30 rounds, not a belt. Beautiful and impractical.
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A lot of folks romanticize about a Gatling but they were prone to a slug of problems. The biggest issue was the gun was prone to locking up because the operator was cranking the handle too fast causing the mechanism to expand with heat and lock up. Gatling "fixed" the issue by putting an electric motor on it to govern the speed.....like as if there was electricity every where back then. Canister is and was the absolute best for"crowd" control in the Civil War. While the "new" 45-70 Auto looks like a dandy, at $4,000.00 to buy one and then the cost of ammo, you might as well get a big gun, like a 50 BMG. The 45-70 Auto reminds me of the 585HE- a major joke that nobody heard of or laughed at. The 585HE sends a 640gr bullet down range at 2600'ps.
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:08 PM
 
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A lot of folks romanticize about a Gatling but they were prone to a slug of problems. The biggest issue was the gun was prone to locking up because the operator was cranking the handle too fast causing the mechanism to expand with heat and lock up. Gatling "fixed" the issue by putting an electric motor on it to govern the speed.....like as if there was electricity every where back then. Canister is and was the absolute best for"crowd" control in the Civil War. While the "new" 45-70 Auto looks like a dandy, at $4,000.00 to buy one and then the cost of ammo, you might as well get a big gun, like a 50 BMG. The 45-70 Auto reminds me of the 585HE- a major joke that nobody heard of or laughed at. The 585HE sends a 640gr bullet down range at 2600'ps.
As with most, if you have the ability to buy the gun, you have the ability to not worry about the cost of ammo, as with all things that cost this much.

I would never buy that particular rifle, I would buy a 45-70 though....why you ask? Because I want one...lol....
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