A friend lives on the Oregon coast and invited me to shoot at his club Thursday. I took my Ruger#1S 45-70 because I hadn't shot it in a couple of years. I won't let a lapse like that happen again! I fired about thirty rounds, my friend ten or so. I use Trail Boss powder now that I am more seasoned and have some arthritis. Punching a large hole in the target is very satisfying and the reduced loads allow me to keep enjoying the big bores. I am glad I went when I did, the infamous Oregon rain is back after a week of sunshine.