I too had a 45-70 made on a Mauser action. Mine was a Siamese Mauser. It works well because it was made for a rimmed cartridge to start with.
I had it rebarreled with a Shaw barrel. I tried to get by on the cheap by using the original stock. I think that was a mistake.
The rifle worked fine and was accurate but kicked like a mule. I think that metal buttplate combined with the relatively short stock was mainly responsible for the recoil.
Ended up trading it off.
posted on 10/10/2005 4:37:45 PM PDT
Man you must have an iron shoulder. My Argentinian 7mm Mauser will make you sorry after about 25 rounds!
posted on 10/10/2005 7:28:18 PM PDT
(Never corner anything meaner than you. NSDQ)
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