Rolling Block

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Lanny, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. Lanny

    Lanny G&G Newbie

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    I know of a local pawn shop selling a Remington Rolling Block in .45-70 for around $500. The gun is in very good condition. Is this a fair price?

    Also, since I handload, how hot can I go with this model? Anyone know what kind of accuracy I can expect? Thanks.
     
  2. Sounds fair. Many are worse for about 3/4ths that amount.
    Wouldn't exceed factory loads. This rifle was built for black powder cartridges. Pressures weren't that high. I shoot 500 grain bullets in my .45-70, 64 grains of Goex Cartridge black powder, .30 compression, .030 vege fiber wad, Federal mag rifle primer. Healthy recoil out of this one.
     

  3. Lanny

    Lanny G&G Newbie

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    Mike -- I can't believe how heavy the gun's long octagon barrel is! Should be fun at the local silhouette range, but I'm trying to think how to tailor my deer hunting to this heavyweight. Do a lot of mountain hunting. Do you know if you can scope these things?