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Could a 45-70 with very hot loads handle the big 5 ?

Could a hot 45-70 load handle the African Big 5 ? Maybe using a 500 grain bullet going as fast as possible out of a 22 " Marlin Lever action ? Could you include pictures if you have done this or a friend has ?

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Here is a article about the

Here is a article about the .45-70 in Africa.


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sounds like too much recoil

sounds like too much recoil to me if you load hot. i will stick with my .375 h&h, but obviously the .45-70 has been used successfully.