Hello all, A couple of weeks ago I was at a gun show, and of course I brought a "little" money. The mistake happened when I asked a guy if I could hold a browning model 78. I just wanted to see how it balanced, you know, with it's octagon barrel and all chambered in 45-70. I'd never held one before. Well needless to say she hung quite comfortably by my side as I closed my eyes and invisioned myself and it slipping through the eastern woods. As I awoke from my "dream" the money changed hands and so did the rifle. I didn't want to take the time to wait for the reloading dies, so I bought a couple of boxes of the earlier Hornady loads, you know, those funny looking 325's with the red tip. Well, last night a good sized doe came within about 30-40 yards of the end of the Brownings barrel, she was quartering toward me and stopped with the wind in her favor, I thought I'd better pick-a-spot and start squeezing. As the little gun recoiled gently, I saw her "kind of crowch" like she was startled by the shot, but then she just "wheelied" over backwards and twitched. The bullet entered the "point of the near shoulder," and exited around the middle of the ribcage on the other side about where the diaphram attaches. I was quite impressed to see her just go down like that. I've put a lot of deer in the freezer over the years with all kinds of bullets and slugs moving at various velicities, but this was really different. Is the 45-75 performance unique ?