Hi all, new to the forum! So far I have found lots of useful info. I just sold my ak-47 for a nice profit and wound up buying another toy... A Marlin 1895SS Guide gun in 45-70. In the summer I usually camp where the animals can turn out not so friendly, and this gun will be my new camping/hunting rifle. I reload my own ammo but until I can cough up the dough for a die set I figured I would gather info on what some great backwood loads are? What do you use? Are they safe loads in a Marlin? And do they have knockdown for angry black bears? Info and stories are all welcome! Thanks a ton!