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Old 10-17-2019, 12:35 PM   #51
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SaltwaterSlick, Yes Sir!!!!! The young ladies were shooting the .44 Mag in the Ruger Model 77-44. The .45-70 is a thumper as well but more recoil than what I want and way more than a youngster or lady wants to endure. The older I get I find myself gravitating to the lighter weight and lighter recoil guns. Call me a Sissy!!!
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:57 PM   #52
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good ol single barrel pump action yogurt cannon
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:57 PM   #53
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50 Beowolf
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:26 PM   #54
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I guide year round in Texas and out West. I have been kicking around the idea of buying a rifle for close range and follow up shots through thick brush.

Love a solid lever action and have been looking at the .45-70.

What does the green screen have to say about the .45-70?

What other heavy calibers should I consider looking at?


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I've got a Henry .45-70 for the exact same reason, kicks like a mule but doesn't disappoint.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:09 PM   #55
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30-30 gets my vote. Super light weight not a bad kick and can take down a big animal.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:24 PM   #56
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45-70 is hard to beat factory ammo from mild to elephant. I am a Marlin guy so find an older JM stamped Guide Gun or in my opinion better would be to find an 1895 rifle pistol grip stock and cut the barrel down seems like the pistol helps tame the recoil.
I have a JM stamped stainless 45/70 with a 1-4 vx2, shoot it on 1X 90% of the time. Really enjoy the rifle now that it has a nice modern recoil pad on it, real hog thumper.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:28 PM   #57
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.350 Legend is tempting.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:38 PM   #58
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30-30 gets my vote. Super light weight not a bad kick and can take down a big animal.
I'll second this......

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Old 10-17-2019, 10:09 PM   #59
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This big Iowa doe was shot with a .450 Bushmaster. You can read a postcard thru the entry and exit.

Iowa now allows certain straight wall cartridges during the two shotgun seasons. The .450 BM has become the "go to" round.

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Old 10-18-2019, 07:40 AM   #60
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458 socom in an ar15 or 4570 guide gun is what I would do, because I have had both. They both are awesome.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:36 AM   #61
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.444 marlin
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:45 AM   #62
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.358 Win
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:50 AM   #63
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Check out this gun.. always thought they were good looking guns. MARLIN 1895 45-70 18.5″ STS XS. grey laminate stock with the stainless barrel
https://www.readygunner.com/product/...bl-4570-rifle/
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:52 AM   #64
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I have had all of the above over the years except a 444 marlin.

I would really look at a short threaded bolt action with a 3x9 scope. A suppressed 450 really takes the kick out of the gun. Also we all use bolt guns so it's a natural action to cycle a new round.

My favorite is a .44 timberwolf pump. I am scared to shoot it because their are no parts avaible if a bolt or extractor breaks.
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:22 AM   #65
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Marlin 45/70. Big loop for fast acquisition. Mine has the ghost ring sight. Itís very fast and accurate. Never go on trail without it.
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:38 AM   #66
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Guess I'm old fashioned, 30-30 Marlin 336.

If it were bear country I could see getting a 45-70.
good ol' dirty 30
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:52 AM   #67
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20ga Coach Gun with slugs or buckshot

I like Lever guns too, but I'd feel bad about beating up a nice one in the brush
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