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I have two enfields. One is the standard .303 with aftermarket stock and a sightron scope on it, and the other is one chambered in .308. Considering i already have a .30-06 I dont think I need another 30 cal rifle. I have been hearing about the enfield 45-70 conversions and am thinking about converting the .308 enfield. The enfield has a strong action so I should be able to shoot some hot loaded 45-70 with no issue. Does anyone know of a good place to source parts. Any other thougths Ideas would be appreciated.
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I've read the 45/70 Gibbs/Enfield conversions are best limited to factory loaded rounds topping out with 300 gr rounds in the 1800 fps area. I would refrain from Garrett and Buffalo Bore loads until you confirm these are acceptable .
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Originally posted by martin3175 martin3175 wrote:

I've read the 45/70 Gibbs/Enfield conversions are best limited to factory loaded rounds topping out with 300 gr rounds in the 1800 fps area. I would refrain from Garrett and Buffalo Bore loads until you confirm these are acceptable .
The .303 standard cup is 45000, and this one is currently chambered for .308 which has a cup of 52000. SAAMI MAP specs for the .45-70 are set at modest 28,000 cup. I figure given those number I should be able to shoot the hotter loads no problem. Of course I wouldn't start with those just to be sure. 
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