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Old 01-15-2013, 03:10 AM   #11
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I have shot a few of the somewhat older Marlin 45-70's and they shot fine. I've have not shot any made in the last 15 years or so. The Ruger #1's in 45-70 are a beast! You can pack the powder in those things. They can approach .458 Win loads(they do kick a bit when loaded hot with 500 grain bullets). Those Marlins with 300 or 350 grain bullets are fairly mild to shoot.

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:40 AM   #12
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See an im fairly new to the gun scene im starting to really catch on but why can one rifle shoot a hotter load then other rifles kinda like the newer marlin my buddie is tryn to get me into ?

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:13 AM   #13
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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
Marlin is an old and respected name and they are famous for their lever actions. The problem is since being bought out a few years ago the have had serious QC problems with their products. I would give any "new" Marlin a very careful inspection for fit, finish and function before buying it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:35 AM   #14
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Would u guys recomend anything as far as a big caliber gun for decent price rather than a 45 70?

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Marlin is an old and respected name and they are famous for their lever actions. The problem is since being bought out a few years ago the have had serious QC problems with their products. I would give any "new" Marlin a very careful inspection for fit, finish and function before buying it.
Have any examples of bad QA from marlin or just your typical heard it from a guy that knows this other guy. Ask marlinman why im asking that question.
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Have any examples of bad QA from marlin or just your typical heard it from a guy that knows this other guy. Ask marlinman why im asking that question.
Its bc like me you've never handled a marlin-new-w these so called problems. Op the reason you can load some to higher power is bc the #1 is a rolling block ie locks up alot more solid and has less parts to break w higher pressures. Lever actions have more parts moving so more things ro break/blow apart. Ruger #1 also has ALOT more metal surrounding the cartridge in one solid piece
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So how many grain U think would be safe ? To shoot without beating the beast up ?

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:31 AM   #18
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Most companies that put out factory loads for em say if they are for lever guns or not. If your reloading ask jonM highwall or hossfly what they load to. I don't load for it. Loading books usually tell you what's safe for lever guns and what's not.

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Cool il have to check em out

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Cool il have to check em out
All have chipped in on this thread. I shoot 280 grain hornady leverlutions through mine for what its worth.
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