Would 45-70 make an effective home defense round?

Would 45-70 make an effective home defense round?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's alright but not a lot of modern firearms in that caliber.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    .45-70 is popular in Alaska for hunting grizzly bear. I guarantee whatever person/people you hit with that round will be absolutely dead as a doornail, but since the rounds will easily punch through a wall and whatever is on the other side it might be overkill if you're using it solely for home defense.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Theres a couple large morons in my area, saw one casing my driveway yesterday. 4 shots, with a pistol backup should see me right I suspect

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There's a reason why the .45-70 was popular among bison hunters in the days of the Old West. It'll drop any animal in North America, rowdy morons included.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Effective? Yes. Practical? No. Fun? Yes.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    too underpowered, .300 win mag is the bare minimum for home defense imo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What would have the greatest stopping power for a pavement ape coming at me with a hammer? Not worried about trying to save any of the meat

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Either way, you're punching through them and hitting whatever is behind

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's ok, they travel in packs

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        8.6 blackout or .458 socom sbr/pistol

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        .700 nitro express
        inb4 .950 jdj dumb not useable.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    American homes are built awfully. You could probably shoot through two entire houses with 45-70 assuming it has vinyl siding and you don't hit a frame board.

    For close quarters you could do the same if not more damage with a 12 gauge buckshot without killing a child or something.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      When they break in, and I know they will, I want to strike fear into their sheeboons spawn, what better way than a lever gun while naked. I think that'll send the message that my compound is not to be fucked with.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    well, it depends on how many cracked up kodiak
    grizzlies are breaking into your home. If your most likely home invasion scenario involves just 2 craked up kodiak grizzlies breaking in, then yes, it's likely good enough. Good penetration and good devestation to surrounding tissues increases likelihood that you'll hit a vital needed for stopping your threat. You might be able to stretch that to 3 if you have good shot placement. but, if any more than 4 cracked up gang member kodiak grizzlies break into your home then I'm afraid the tube magazine of that lever action rifle you're shooting with will not likely hold the needed ammo.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Your going fucking to starve if you choose that as your hd weapon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Starve
      >Home defense

      Do... Do you hunt people who wander into your home?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you don't?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it works in rimworld, you don't get the cannibal mood debuff if you turn raiders into kibble for your farm animals

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Well, it will absolutely kill any intruders. But I'd recommend a PCC, handgun or 12 gauge before picking up any rifle for home defense. I know for certain .45-70 is effective because I've killed a man during an attempted burglary/rape/murder on my own home with my .45-70 Sharps. But there's a reason I keep my AR or SCAR near me when I'm working from home.

    Get a Ruger PCC, Maverick 88 or handgun of your choice. Bam, you're good to go.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I've killed a man during an attempted burglary/rape/murder on my own home with my .45-70 Sharps
      I'm assuming this is some meme or reference I don't get, otherwise I need some details here cowpoke

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >be working from home in shed/office outside of house
        >listening to Daft Punk while cleaning Sharps and waiting for more work
        >hear gunshots that sound like wife's .38 LCR
        >grab Sharps and a handful of cartridges, toss in pocket
        >look outside, see three guys running out of house
        >one sees me and starts shooting
        >duck back inside, load a cartridge, lean out, he fires again throwing splinters of wood in my face
        >fudges my aim and I blow his knee out instead of popping his ribcage open like I'd been aiming for
        >other two hop in car and speed off
        >take earbuds out, which saved my hearing BTW, and hear another car
        >look in the direction of the sound, neighbor who is a deputy is driving across the property towards us
        >all while guy on the ground is screaming and begging not to die, blood jetting out of the massive hole in his knee
        >wife comes running outside to coup de grace the guy on the ground
        >I stop her just in case because who wants murder charges
        >neighbor pulls up, grabs his first aid kit and gets halfway to the guy before he dies, 100% from blood loss
        >a second guy is arrested at hospital with a .38 slug in his collarbone and rolls over on number three
        >both end up in prison

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