Other choices might be Marlin 45-70, Marlin 444, Savage 308 or 300 savage, Win '95(reproduction) in 30/06, Win 94 in 375 win(can shoot 38-55). There is alot to be said for sticking to one of the common calibers. But I must say my friend has a Winchester 1876 in 50-95 that he really likes.
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