I hunt deer in Indiana and there are proposed changes to allow cartridges up to 1.8 inches in length to be used for deer hunting. Currently it is slugs, muzzleloaders, and cartridges less than 1.625 inches. Several people have bought rifles chambered in 44 mag to hunt with.
I have a bolt action Navy Arms Lee Enfield in 45/70. . Would it be possible to cut a 45/70 down to 1.8 inches and still shoot it through this bolt action? Any thoughts - good or bad?
I typically shoot a slug gun, but my daughters want me to take them hunting next season and the slug gun kicks too hard for them. Thought maybe I could download this 45/70 mild enough for them since I already have reloading equipment.
Thanks for any info you can provide.