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Marlin 1895SBL 45-70

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Marlin 1895SBL 45-70

Postby BuckDoeHunter » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:44 am

I've been wanting a Lever 45-70 for a while now and Iowa made straight-wall cartridges legal this year.

There was a $100 rebate for this model so it came home with me. I topped it with a Nikon Prostaff 2-7x32 scope with Warne extra high steel rings
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This is a fun gun to shoot and the recoil is really not that bad, my SML muzzleloaders kick harder when loaded for hunting.

My second group at 100yds,the first 3 shot group was just a hair larger, 325gr Hornady LEVERevolution
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Re: Marlin 1895SBL 45-70

Postby 03mossy » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:25 pm

Fun!!! I can't count how many times I've thought I've needed one of those. Someday one will come home with me. You going to handload for it?
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Re: Marlin 1895SBL 45-70

Postby ShawnT » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:21 pm

Nice shooting.

Ohio finally allowed straight walled cartridges about 2 years ago, But were actually specifying "Which" cartridge you could use. I heard they are changing the rules to just state Straight Walled cartridge this year, we'll see. From what I heard the Marlin 45-70 is a pretty popular seller now. An old friend of mine (RIP) had a guide gun in 45-70 and put a red dot on it. I did not care much for the red dot but he liked it and it shot very well for him.
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Re: Marlin 1895SBL 45-70

Postby BuckDoeHunter » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:49 pm

03mossy wrote:Fun!!! I can't count how many times I've thought I've needed one of those. Someday one will come home with me. You going to handload for it?


Yes, I've been researching the equipment. I always pick up brass at the range and I actually found some 45-70 brass :D

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Re: Marlin 1895SBL 45-70

Postby Hornet22savage » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:21 pm

Always wanted a .444
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