I killed my first deer with my handi 45-70 yesterday. A nice big doe. Popped her at about 75 yards with a 405grn remington soft point in front of 35grn of IMR 4198. Just a pleasant load. Nicked the front shoulder going in and blew the crap out of the far shoulder coming out! She went about 20 yards and piled up. Drug her back to the rig with my Dad, had a few falls and alot of laughs. Can't beat spending time in the woods with your old man, and bringing meat home with a single shot rifle and a handloaded cartridge.