Best quality 45-70 rifle?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 97cobra, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    Just wondering who makes the best quality 45-70 rifle.
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    my marlin 1895GBL in 45-70 is pretty solid
     

  3. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    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.
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Biased here but most definatley a marlin. Maybe a sharps also but they cost a big penny and are fairly rare
     
  5. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    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.
     
  6. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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

    Shade New Member

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    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.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  9. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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:
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    truth!!

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

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    New England Firearms / Harrington & Richardson makes a very serviceable 45-70. NEF is a subsidiary of the same company that owns Marlin.
     
  12. Hinermad

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    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.

    Dave
     
  13. Txhillbilly

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  15. 97cobra

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  16. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    Browning 1886

    I'd say the best new made 45-70 is the Browning Japanese Made 1886
     
  17. lonewolf101

    lonewolf101 New Member

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    Dont overlook the Marlin/reminton 1895 I just bought a 1895GL and it a good shooting rifle.
     
  18. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It might be well made but it has the worst butt design. It is literally an arm breaker. It has happened.
     
  19. HOSSFLY

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    Springfield :cool:
    Course its been a spell since they made'em :rolleyes:
     
  20. Gunluvr

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    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.