Re: Marlin M1895MXLR 450 Marlin, nice suprise...
Not suprised at the accuracy of your big bore Marlin as I have heard many similar stories. I bought a Marlin 1895SS .45/70 topped with a Burris 1.75-5 at the Tulsa gun show in the early 90's. The guy I bought it from had some handloads that he claimed shot well and gave me the load recipe. Well, the first 3 300 gr HP's landed exactly center bull and the group measured 0.47" at 100 yards. It continues to turn in that type of accuracy so I have never bothered to try a different load. Deer and hogs seem to be quite impressed with it as well.
Glad to hear your big bore is a tack driver. Gotta love those Marlins!
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