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My local gun shop has a beautiful Ruger #1 stainless in 45/70,im curious to how strong this action is.Will this gun handle stiff 45/70 loads?
 

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:twisted: STiffer loads than you will want to shoot! I have had 405 gr. bullets over 2,200 fps that showed not signs of excessive pressure. It is the strongest action out there, as far as I can tell. They will approach the .458 Win loads.

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That puppy will handle 'em just fine, but you might not. The Ruger #1 is a modified Fahrquarson action, and, truth to tell, I wouldn't be too surprised if it could hold a .50BMG. Well, maybe not...but it's strong enough for hot .45-70s. The gun is light, though, for hot loads like that, and might be a little punishing. Of course, I'm speaking from the stand point of a guy who shoots maybe 4 or five ten-shot strings from cross-sticks. The first one isn't anything compared to the last one. It can get to you.
 
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