own an 1895 45-70, great deer gun, drps em where they stand, no walking or running, just drops. I love this 45-70 but am thinking about buying a 44-40, never shot one, how are they, pretty accurate?? About the same weight as the 45-70?? Some one please tell me how this rifle is, really appreciate it. Thanks a million!!, really hope to hear from some one soon. Jeff costigan.