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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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45-70 govt. good for bears or not.

i just got a 45-70 leaver action. im ging to be hunting thick areas with a shot range of 100-150 yards, did i make a good choice on buying this gun?

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Re: 45-70 govt. good for bears or not.

Should be great for bears or anything else at those ranges.

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Re: 45-70 govt. good for bears or not.

You probably could not have made a much better choice. If you scope it, I would go with a low power one.
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Re: 45-70 govt. good for bears or not.

I have a 1X-4X Bushnell shotgun scope with a circle-x reticle on mine. Perfect scope for it, especially since I shoot with both eyes open. I usually walk on every drive and I keep the scope on 1X.

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Re: 45-70 govt. good for bears or not.

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i just got a 45-70 leaver action. im ging to be hunting thick areas with a shot range of 100-150 yards, did i make a good choice on buying this gun?
great gun,. my question is you say you will be hunting thick areas........ with shots ranging 100 -150 yards? wow. we hunt thick areas with shots ranging 20 - 30 yards
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Re: 45-70 govt. good for bears or not.

I had a Marlin 1895 years ago. I sold it. I wish I would have kept it. It's perfect at woods ranges for deer or bear. You made a GREAT choice. Good luck.

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Re: 45-70 govt. good for bears or not.

no just send it to me i will take it off your hands
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 45-70 govt. good for bears or not.

thanks for the comments and i have some shooting lanes cut thats how some are around 100 years

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Re: 45-70 govt. good for bears or not.

if i was doing a lot of driving i would put a xs peep on it............
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Re: 45-70 govt. good for bears or not.

I put a leupold deltapoint holosight on my guide gun, great for fast and any range for the 45-70!

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