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H&R 1871® Buffalo Classic Rifle

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.45-70 Government

Blued

Walnut

Barrel Length:
32"

Round Capacity:
1

Hand:
Right

Gun Weight:
8 lbs.
An American classic to the core, the H&R 1871 Buffalo Classic .45-70 Gov’t. Rifle reflects true 19th century styling. Featuring full velocity and accuracy potential, this break open action rifle's blued steel barrel and antique color case hardening on the frame with crescent butt plate are matched with an American black walnut stock and forend with cut checkering. The single shot Buffalo Classic is complete with transfer bar safety, Williams receiver sight and globe-style target front sights with eight aperture inserts.
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Best for the money I 'm a 64 year old disabled male in a wheel chair. I was afraid to shoot the rifle after all that I had heard about the kick.The first coulple of shots I pulled and was way off. I then realized this isn't so bad. I sighted the rifle in for 1" high at 90yds( all the range we had), I have had a chance to shoot at 6 deer from 35yds out to about 130 yds. and have dropped everyone of them in their tracks. I could not be happier, The other day I shot 3rds at a target at 50yds just to check the rifle. I one holed one shot and cut the holes on the 3rd, I could not be happier. I shoot Leverrevolution325 gr FTX August 2, 2013
outstanding single shot i have owned the h/r buffalo classic for several years and use hornady 250 to 325gr ammo in it. at 100 to 150 yards i can stay under three inches with no problem. a large portion of the folks i know use this type of firearm during primitive weapon season here in the south and i have never heard of one shooting twelve to eighteen inch spreads at 100 yards. the person who has a h/r that does this should bring it back. if this weapon happens to hurt when shooting than slip on a rubber pad and happy shooting. July 14, 2013
buffalo classic i purchased this on a whim and it is really my favorite rifle.i reload this using 405 grain bullets and almost reach 458 win mag velocity.if you are recoil sensative do not buy this gun,it has a metal butt plate and is not for the week of heart if you reload.shooting factory rounds and it a snap.this gun will take any game in north america and even possible afracia.old semperfi September 11, 2011
Awful. This gun was beautiful. I've heard good things about H&R so I decided to try this one out. It took me 3 boxes of ammo to find out this thing could not shoot for me. I even took it to someone that sights guns in and they couldnt do anything with it. Mine was shooting 12-18 inch groups at 100 yrds. Maybe I just got a bad rifle. I stinks I had to pay that much. Just be warned. June 9, 2011
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Is it drilled and tapped for scope mounts?
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Per the manufacturer, this gun is drilled and tapped. Thank you!
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No, it has a Williams receiver sight and Lyman target front sight with aperture inserts.
It is not drilled and tapped for mounting a scope.
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You can get a leather tie on pad or buy a Boyd's thumbhole stock that has a recoil pad on it. Stick with Factory loaded ammo around 300 grain soft points or hollow points and you should be ok. If you reload, I'd try to find some lighter loads than those published for the more modern rifles.
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I'm 6'5" and weight 280. It would knock my butt off. I would recommend getting something smaller caliber. I am assuming you would use this for deer. H&R makes single shots for other calibers
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yes it can. i worked the range at h&r and a single shot rifle can be used in muzzle loader season. in massachusetts anyways.
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This is a Centerfire Rifle not a muzzleloader. However, you will need to check with your local rules and regulation for your state if this would classify as for muzzleloader season. Thanks

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It can use smokeless powder 45/70 Gov't cartridges.
It only comes in the one calibre.
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I believe this was the 45-70. Yes, almost all standard American companies use smokeless powder. H&R makes similar guns in 30-06. Maybe not this particular model.
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yes the 45-70gvt round is smokeless and the buffalo gun is only 45-70. i worked for h&r and have shot the gun many, many times. but remington bot them out. i dont think they changed anything as far as caliber goes.
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you can shoot modern smokeless shells like hornady or you can load in black powder if you like. if your going to do any kind of loading your self regardless of powder use a good manual.
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This rifle works best with smokeless powders. It is a modern centerfire break action rifle. It can fire black powder only if you handload the rounds for it with black powder.If you do decide to do this make certain you inspect the bore closely while shooting because black powder has a tendency to build a residue quickly in barrels. This is a very large powerful weapon and you do not want to risk shooting it with any sort of obstruction that blocks the barrel,even a small obstruction. It does not come in 30.06. I believe the only caliber for it is 45-70.
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.45cal is just the diameter of the bullet. The 45/70 cartridge utilizes a .458cal bullet.
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Nothing, .45 cal is the bullet it shoots. I assume maybe you mean a 45 LCP which is the handgun round. The brass on the 45-70 is about 3 times as long. A lot more powder.
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a normal .45cal is more or less a hand gun round. the 45-70 packs a way bigger punch. i worked the range for h&r and ive shot both. the buffalo gun is brute. youll take an elephant down with that gun, hahaha. enjoy!!
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the 45/70 is a .45 caliber. the 45/70 was made over a hundred years ago and it stood for 45 caliber ball with 70grains of black powder.
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There are so many answers to this question...#1) The bullet diameters are fairly close on the most part, meaning that .45 = 45/100's of an inch. .451, .452, .450 and so on are .45 caliber. Now, there are numerous .45's: .45 round ball for Black powder rifles and pistols; .45 ACP; .45 Long Colt; .45-70 Government inwhich the 70 designates the original grains of black powder that was used in the cartridge; .454 Casull inwhich is one of the most powerful .45 handgun ammo and actually now the 460 is probably the most powerful in handguns; the 460/.454 Casull/.45 Long Colt are all interchangable in the 460 S&W. British came up with, I believe, is the .455 Webley. The .45 has been utilized in so many different forms and grains that it is difficult to give you a cut & dry answer to your question. I hope this helps and if I can help you refine your question to more specific information, please respond back. Thanks for your interest.
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they are both 45 cal,the 45/70 used 70 grains of black powder when first used
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It really boils down to the case size and amounts of powder. technically they are all .45 inches in diameter. There are so many .45 caliber bullets. Most common is the .45 ACP which is a pistol round. The bullet usually weighs in at around 230 grains most commonly. The .45-70's bullet usually weighs around 400 grains. I am assuming by .45 cal you mean the .45 ACP. There is also the .45 Long Colt which is in between .45 ACP and .45-70 in terms of case size.
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a 45-70 is a longer more powerful carteredge than a 45. colt. also it is a lot better for hunting big game animals like deer or bear or moose
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Both are close in diameter, near 0.45 inch, the difference is in the case behind them. 45-70 being much larger as it is a riffle cartridge. The 45 colt or other 0.45 pistol cartridge are shorter to be a litle easier to handle in a hand gun. Their are lever action riffles that shoot hand gun loads like .357, 38 and 45 colt.
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