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iftown 01-14-2013 05:25 PM

45-70 opinions!!
Anybodys opinons on a 45 70 ? Might pick up a nice marlin from a buddies gunshop.

ChicagoJoe 01-14-2013 06:08 PM

Do you hunt deer, bear or elk in dense woods where the shots are close?

JonM 01-14-2013 06:10 PM

The new marlins are superb 45-70's.

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hiwall 01-14-2013 06:38 PM

I've shot alot of different 45-70's at ranges up to 1000 yards. It is a fine old cartridge. You can not load the Marlins too hot but still good enough for reasonable distance shots at any US hoofed game.

iftown 01-15-2013 12:36 AM

I wana do some bear hunts i jus picked up a beautiful mossberg 300 win mag ducks unlimited edition but i still wanted somthing a little bigger thanks for the replys guys

nitestalker 01-15-2013 01:01 AM

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I would pass on the new Marlins. The Jap Winchesters are high quality rifles. The Mdl. 1886 45-70 rifles are very fine arms.

buckhuntr 01-15-2013 01:52 AM

I've got a Ruger No.1 in 45-70. Fine piece o' hardware. :) Overkill on a whitetail, but still a fun cartridge.

iftown 01-15-2013 01:57 AM

See an the 45 70 at my buds shop is the new marlin sbl its like a greyish color stock its really pretty gun but jus want some feedback on it ive only owned one lever action it was a 30 30 so jus was curious on what u guys thought

nitestalker 01-15-2013 02:04 AM

I never knew or understood over kill? I have have seen many cases of under kill! The 45-70 solids make a nice round 1/2" hole that you can eat right up to.:)

iftown 01-15-2013 02:08 AM

Ya an i would probably do some bear hunts with it but that's it idk why i just like big guns and its reasonably priced he said he would give it to me for 550

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