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97cobra 11-07-2011 09:31 PM

Best quality 45-70 rifle?
 
Just wondering who makes the best quality 45-70 rifle.

JonM 11-07-2011 09:45 PM

my marlin 1895GBL in 45-70 is pretty solid

ninjatoth 11-07-2011 09:49 PM

Without a doubt everyone's gonna tell you Marlin.I used to own a Marlin in .444 and it was a great rifle,if I was going to get a 45-70 and I was going to be using standard ammo i'd definitley get the one with the 18" barrel,It just looks cool and handy to me.

Marlinman 11-07-2011 09:58 PM

Biased here but most definatley a marlin. Maybe a sharps also but they cost a big penny and are fairly rare

97cobra 11-07-2011 10:29 PM

I saw a marlin for sale in a dicks ad that I got and I really wanted it. I just always wanted a marlin but never got one and I'm not sure why.

Firearms4ever 11-07-2011 10:32 PM

Marlin, Winchester, Browning's limited run on the 1886 centenial model, and Sharps rifles particularly the Shilo Sharps.

Shade 11-07-2011 10:35 PM

Fairly high on my want list is a Marlin in .45-70. It being a modern firearm
you can load 'em up and not worry on if it is a safe load.

c3shooter 11-07-2011 11:49 PM

Take yer pick- Marlin, Winchester, Sharps- and although I am a long time Marlin fan, the Ruger #1 in 45-70 is a pretty rifle.

JTJ 11-07-2011 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shade (Post 621944)
Fairly high on my want list is a Marlin in .45-70. It being a modern firearm
you can load 'em up and not worry on if it is a safe load.

Not quite true. The max loads for the Ruger #1 and #3 are unsafe in a Marlin. There is specific loading data for the Marlin rifles available. Do not use Ruger data in a Marlin.:eek:

JonM 11-07-2011 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JTJ (Post 622038)
Not quite true. The max loads for the Ruger #1 and #3 are unsafe in a Marlin. There is specific loading data for the Marlin rifles available. Do not use Ruger data in a Marlin.:eek:

truth!!

the load data for the rugers are pretty much what i use in my 458 winmag!!


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