I could not get the 45-70 to shoot properly, at least with a scope, and I am just not as good with my deer handgun anymore to have confidence in not wounding one; so I traded the handgun back for the Marlin I used to have.
First; my 45-70 was too hard on the scopes I have, so I had to put iron sights on it. Unfortunately, the barrel was not equipped with a hole or dovetail to mount a front sight to; so I had to drill and tap one myself, and it came out great!
I had a chance at 2 more, but I screwed it up. The first was a good sized doe, but she was running and I had never practiced with my rolling tire, so I didn't take the shot. The other was a good sized buck, but I kicked him up twice and could not find him in the scope.
Next time I walk in the woods, I'll have my scope on the lowest power setting, and I'll practice with the rolling tire to see where my lead needs to be.
I still have 2 days to hunt with this, and 3 days with the muzzle-loader... and of course I have bow season for quite a while.
I'm glad to see I can embed videos from YouTube again.