Mark and I just got back from sighting in all his rifles. He brought three 30.06 rifles along with his 45.70. No problems till we tried to sight in the 45.70
This rifle is short and the bullet looks like a howitzer shell. I grabbed a pillow stuck it against my shoulder, cocked the damn thing and squeezed the trigger. BOOOMMM!!! Holy Crap!! I was surprised that we were not all dead. Of course, the scope was off. BOOOMMM! I felt like a mule was kicking me. Threw the pillow away, my shoulder was dead anyway, made Mark shoot it after adjusting. BOOOMM!! He said "S##T, who hit me?" His eyes were crossed and he was facing backwards.
Smoke obscured eveything and it was my time again. BOOOMMM!!! My shoulder began to look like hamburger meat. Finally we got it to hit the bullseye. I hope I never have to sight-in that horrible damn rifle again.