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Marlin .45/70?

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Unread 01-28-2009, 10:35 PM
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Marlin .45/70?

Would you use on Bear a .35 Marlin or a .45/70? what would you use?
The 45/70 just about knocked out fillings in my teeth.
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    Unread 01-28-2009, 11:50 PM
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    Re: Marlin .45/70?

    I have the Guide Gun in 45-70 and it is a thumper for sure! Using 40k level loads and proper bullets it's totally capable of big bears. Mine is accurate as well, shooting under an inch even with me pulling the trigger!
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    Re: Marlin .45/70?

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    Would you use on Bear a .35 Marlin or a .45/70? what would you use?
    The 45/70 just about knocked out fillings in my teeth.
    I would use the 444 Marlin for bear, and the 45/70 would be my second choice
    when using the lever action marlin.

    Both have some recoil but are manageable.

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    Re: Marlin .45/70?

    Just submitting a vote for the 45/70.
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    Re: Marlin .45/70?

    The 45-70 with the right ammunition is big enough to take whatever you wish to shoot in North America given it is short range. I have a couple and with the more powerful handloads it is quite the kicker!!!!!
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    Re: Marlin .45/70?

    Hey man----don't worry about the fillings!! Think of the poor bear!!

    +1 on the 45-70.

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    Re: Marlin .45/70?

    I own a Marlin rifle and Guide Gun in 45/70 so I guess you can see what I'd use...
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