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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 97cobra, Nov 7, 2011.
Just wondering who makes the best quality 45-70 rifle.
my marlin 1895GBL in 45-70 is pretty solid
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.
Biased here but most definatley a marlin. Maybe a sharps also but they cost a big penny and are fairly rare
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.
Marlin, Winchester, Browning's limited run on the 1886 centenial model, and Sharps rifles particularly the Shilo Sharps.
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.
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.
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.
the load data for the rugers are pretty much what i use in my 458 winmag!!
New England Firearms / Harrington & Richardson makes a very serviceable 45-70. NEF is a subsidiary of the same company that owns Marlin.
I went looking for a 45-70 last week. A friend told me he saw the Marlin 1895G guide gun at Bud's for $507, which seemed like a good price, but when I asked at Dicks they said they could special order the 1895 (slightly longer barrel) for the same price and I don't have to pay shipping or a transfer fee. With a little luck it'll be in this week.
Best Quality= Doug Turnbull rifles
You did ask for the best!
Turnbull Mfg. Co. Model 1886 Rifle - true replica of a Winchester 1886 rifle
Turnbull are awesome replicas true in every detail but with the quality they bring its no 500 dollar gun bring yer credit card with ya an enjoy the rewards
Love to have one but that's a little out of the price range right now.
I'd say the best new made 45-70 is the Browning Japanese Made 1886
Dont overlook the Marlin/reminton 1895 I just bought a 1895GL and it a good shooting rifle.
It might be well made but it has the worst butt design. It is literally an arm breaker. It has happened.
Course its been a spell since they made'em
I own both the Ruger #1 and a Marlin Guide Gun. I start deer hunting season out with the #1. I like the pure knock down power up close(100-125 yards) using the 300 grain Remington JHPs. I read somewhere that slow moving(1600 fps) big bore slugs produce better penetration and incapacitation up close vs super fast moving 30 caliber spitzers.