January 05, 2011 at 9:52am
BB, Tuff is right. Its an H&R Buffalo classic 45/70 with a 32' barrel. I shot that off a bench / sandbag at the range. The first shot was 3' high, the second 2.5' and the third at 1.5', where I wanted it. After the second shot without adjusting my scope, I thought I missed the target when I walked downrange and found only one hole at 1.5' so I put a piece of tape over the hole and shot again.... through the tape. I was impressed! Tuff, I agree with the recoil, it kills on BOTH ends!! Here is something I did before I even pulled the trigger. I read that the recoil would give you whiplash so I took the butt plate off and filled the hole in the stock with #6 lead shot and then stuffed cleaning patches in the very top of the hole until they stuck out a little then screwed the butt plate back on. The patches prevent the BB's from moving around and I figure I added at least 2 lbs to the gun, maybe more. What it did do was balance the rifle. With the 2-3 lbs of shot in the stock and the heavy 32' barrel up front, it now has a really good feel to it but is really heavy - which is a good thing!!