seazofcheeze wrote:may21581 wrote:It's all about shot placement. However this year when I shot a brute a 45 yards with my 45-70 325 grain ftx round in the lungs he went down fast and very ethical. What amazed me the most is that there was only one entry hole no exit hole and the round had delivered all the energy to its target. I was totally amazed.
The 325 gr FTX is a great bullet. That's what I reload my 45-70 rounds with as well. Beats the crap out of the 405gr core lokt.
But if you had to hunt a Cape buffalo with a 45-70, I'd bet you'd find the opposite true...