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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-16-2016, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a 45/70...

I will be purchasing a 45/70 for hunting in Ohio with the straight wall cartridge requirement. I will be buying new and should I just go with the trustworthy Marlin or something else?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-16-2016, 11:40 AM
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Re: Looking for a 45/70...

You should have checked Walmart 2 weeks ago. Every store that had a Marlin 1895 was selling them for $300 and then there's a $50 rebate. I've held the Marlin and the Henry side by side many times and was planning on buying a Henry. The Henry appeared be have better craftsmanship. Walmart changed that, I couldn't pass one up at that price. Its at a gunsmith currently getting chopped to 16 1/2".
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Re: Looking for a 45/70...

Get a t/c encore. That way you can swap barrels to what ever cal you want.
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Re: Looking for a 45/70...

Get yourself a nice 12 guage with rifle barrel. I shot a doe with my 45/70 last season. It wasn't pretty, way to much damage. Go with the shotgun.

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Re: Looking for a 45/70...

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Get yourself a nice 12 guage with rifle barrel. I shot a doe with my 45/70 last season. It wasn't pretty, way to much damage. Go with the shotgun.
What load were you using? I refrained from buy any Hornady rubber tip because of the damage i read it can cause.
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Re: Looking for a 45/70...

Use the 405 gr. load from Remington. I've shot squirrels with that load and they were still eatable.

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Re: Looking for a 45/70...

I just picked up a 45-70 Henry with the case hardened receiver and heavy octagon barrel. It will put 300gr. Win JHP into one large hole at 100 yds. A bit heavy and a little too pretty but it is a shooter. Got it for the same reason as you.
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