Picked up my new toy (45/70) from my FFL about 2 PM .Went straight home unpacked and cleaned it. Went out in my yard and started annihilating a gallon milk jug from 50 yards out. I started with a hand load for a BFR 45-70 revolver 15.5 gr. of Trail Boss and a 300 gr. Cast Performance bullet (1200 fps). Mild and no kick. Shot groups 1″. Next load 31.2 gr. H4198 ,300 gr. Cast performance, 5 shots in 1 1/2″ group 1400 FPS mild recoil . Final group was with 55 gr. Varget ,350 gr. Hornady jacketed round nose, 5 shots in 1″, 1800 fps moderate recoil. Super Slick action, handy size, and great workmanship. All groups were shot standing and offhand (no rest or bench). To say I am pleased is a complete understatement. I own 10 terrific lever guns, all reworked by top flight gunsmiths and this is number one by a mile. Can’t wait for the 1894 44 mag to ship.