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Old 08-08-2014, 02:26 AM   #1
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Thinking about getting a 45-70. How bad do they kick?

I can handle the recoil from 12 gauge slugs 1 oz or lighter (2.75" only), I should be able to handle a 45-70 ... right?

If I get one, it will probably be a '95 Marlin.

Anybody have any experience with the guide gun '95 variant? How bad do they kick?
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:31 AM   #2
That looks like it hurt
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I have the 1895 GBL. It is the 18" barrel and I put a Wild West Trigger on it. The 45-70 can be quite mild or fairly abusive. The beauty of the 45-70 round is it can be loaded in a multitude of ways. I have Hornady Leverlutions in 200 grain that are a real pleasure to shoot...but then I also have 450 grain Buffalo Bore that are quite a handful. I still Love the gun and if you are shooting 1 oz. slugs you should be just fine. I myself really enjoy a good Kicker now and again anyway...JMO...
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It can't be that bad. They make derringers in .45-70
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If you look up reloading data, you will usually find that .45-70 loads are separated into different categories. One would be for use in older guns like trap-doors. Another category is for modern guns. Since the round was originally developed in the black powder era and some of the guns are still around, you'll find a lot of factory stuff is pretty mild.
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Thinking about getting a 45-70. How bad do they kick?

I can handle the recoil from 12 gauge slugs 1 oz or lighter (2.75" only), I should be able to handle a 45-70 ... right?

If I get one, it will probably be a '95 Marlin.

Anybody have any experience with the guide gun '95 variant? How bad do they kick?
The only experience i have with the Marlin 45-70 Guide gun is wanting one for a while now...and drooling on them at the gun shop....lol. No..the old farts at the range let me shoot theirs sometimes..dosnt kick as hard as a Magnum Deer Slug...I'm not sure how to describe it..It's more of a "push" than a 'kick" Feels nice..Just make sure you got it shouldered good..or the side of your boob will be bruised up the next day.......
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It can't be that bad. They make derringers in .45-70
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i89cMnfxXy0
Lol! I wouldn't make my first .45-70 a derringer. That's nuts.
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Lol! I wouldn't make my first .45-70 a derringer. That's nuts.
our local Runnings has a Magnum Research BFR in 45-70, I have no desire to own it or shoot it

a friend of mine has a H&R single shot in 45-70, I think the barrel is around 28" long. he really likes it, says the recoil isn't bad at all.
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I have a .500 S&W magnum handi rifle. The recoil is pushy but doesn't hurt... for the few times I have fired it. Ammunition is extremely expensive.
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This thing will darn near tear your arm off...................My .45-70.
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Thinking about getting a 45-70. How bad do they kick?

I can handle the recoil from 12 gauge slugs 1 oz or lighter (2.75" only), I should be able to handle a 45-70 ... right?

If I get one, it will probably be a '95 Marlin.

Anybody have any experience with the guide gun '95 variant? How bad do they kick?
if you can handle a 12 ga. with slugs, you won't have a problem with a 45-70. get into the heavier weight bullets, the recoil is going to go up some.
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