Strong Action .45-70 for Buffalo?
Ten years ago, I acquired a well-built Siamese Mauser in .45-70. Being a fan of the older cartridges, my dream was that I'd take it to Africa. That is coming to fruition next June. I did some refinements to the gun, including express sights, Leupold 1.5-5x scope on QR mounts, etc.
I worked up a load with an Alpha Lafranck 350 grain heavy-jacketed spitzer bullet that clocks just over 2200 fps, and shoots under 1-1/2" groups at 100 yards. Lafranck's phone number results now in a "disconnected" message. Anybody know if he is still in business? His bullets were top-flight stuff with various jacket thicknesses, cannelure arrangements available.
Failing that, anybody have any experience/suggestions for a good bullet in this strong-action .45-70 for Buffalo? My plains rifle will probably be my Rem 700 Classic in .350 Magnum. The Mauser for Buffalo. Would a PH frown on my choice of calibers? Thanks for any help.