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Ron Spomer

A Big Thumper of a Gun


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  The M1866 Yellow Boy and M1873 cycled plenty of mid-power .44 rounds, but were too short for longer, more energetic big game rounds like the .45-70 Govt. cartridge introduced in 1873. Even bigger black powder rounds like the various 50-caliber Sharps were preferred by buffalo hunters. They were shot through big, single-shot rifles. Winchester […]

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