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to make the .45-70 a whole other class of cartridge. A few ammunition companies have developed more powerful than standard .45-70 loads for the stronger rifles. Hornady, for example, offers its LeverEvolution ammunition that offers a 325-grain spitzer bullet that registers more than 2,000 fps out of barrels 22 inches or longer. This round extends the .45-70’s practical accurate hunting range out beyond 200 yards. More .45-70 rifles are produced today than ever before, MITCH SCHULTZ looks over a 1892 .30-40 Kragto meet the demands of comJorgensen, which was the United States’ first smokeless powder military cartridge. The Krag held five rounds petition in the long range that dropped into a flip-open, side-mounted magazine. black powder shoots, cowboy action shooting, not to mentrapdoor and the .45-70 obsolete. By the tion the rifles used for hunting. 1930s no rifles were being chambered for The United States was a little behind the .45-70 charcoal burner, but there was in adopting a bolt action, and in our rush still enough of a demand from those sports- trying not to be second best (1892) we men who wanted a short range powerful chose the Krag-Jorgensen, which was round to ensure that it stayed alive. chambered for our first smokeless military It wasn’t until the 1970s that a growing cartridge — the .30-40 Krag. Its military nostalgia over old firearm designs brought moniker was the “30 Army.” a breath of fresh air into the old cartridge. The Krag held five rounds that dropped Today we have replica Springfield trap- into a flip-open, side-mounted magazine. doors, Ballards and High Walls, Winches- It has a 3-position wing type safety on the ter 1886, Marlin 1895 and the Ruger Num- rear of the bolt. It had a magazine cut-off ber One. The designs of the first two men- that would hold the magazined rounds in tioned should shoot only loads that dupli- reserve, while one round at a time could cate the pressure of the original round be loaded and shot. The Krag front sight (25,000 psi), but more modern, increased was a simple post and the rear sights (loloads can be used in the last three models cated on the barrel) were fully adjustable. 60 GAME NEWS from single-shot Springfield trapdoors, Ballards and Winchester High Walls, to the Winchester and Marlin repeaters, and they all had strong followings. With the Industrial Revolution of the late 19th century, which brought about stronger steels, better manufacturing techniques, jacketed bullets and smokeless powders, the race began for military superiority with bolt action repeating arms. These firearms threw smaller bullets beyond 2,000 fps, for flatter trajectories, which made the The author would like to thank the following individuals who helped find and photograph the firearms featured in this month’s column: Mitch Schultz, Gunsmithing Limited; Steve Prindle, Silver City Arms; J.D. McAulay, Connecticut Gun Exchange, Joe Giordano; and Max Mones.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009

Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009
Contents
10 to 1— The Keystone Countdown
Where the Buffalo Roamed
The Smile Tells the Tale
Friends & Flat Tails
Opening Days Gone By
Ned Smith: Mentor, Hero, Turkey Hunter
Even in August
Man’s Best Friend?
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - 10 to 1— The Keystone Countdown
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - 6
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Where the Buffalo Roamed
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - The Smile Tells the Tale
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Friends & Flat Tails
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Opening Days Gone By
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Ned Smith: Mentor, Hero, Turkey Hunter
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Even in August
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Man’s Best Friend?
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Once Bitten, Twice Shy
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2009 - Crossings
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