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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bradford County, PA.
What gun do I need?
The wife gave me free reign to order a new gun for Christmas. We've set the max out of pocket at $700. I had my heart set on a Marlin 1895GBL (45-70 Govt'), and it's still a possibility, except I'm having second thoughts. What other options might I be missing?
I currently own;
Varmint weight bolt actions-.17HMR, 20 Practical, .243 Ackley improved.
Sporter weight bolt actions- 22LR, .223, 25-06, 7mm08, 300WSM
I've had .243's, 6.5x55, 270 & 308's. I also had a Remington 760 but didn't care for the pump action.
I've never had a lever action (no interest in a Dirty Thirty levergun) and something about the .45-70 has been calling to me. My biggest concern is not putting it to proper use and wishing I bought something that will see more field time.