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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 45/70 Gov.VS 450 Marlin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 45/70 Gov.VS 450 Marlin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Witch One of the Two Great Calibers best suit Your Hunting Needs,They Now Make Reduce Recoil Ammo for both Calibers. What say You.

  • #2
    The only use I'd have for either of them is to carry for protection in bear territory, and I'd probably go with the 45-70 in the Marlin Guide Gun. Nice compact gun, plus I haven't seen much 450 on the shelves

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    • #3
      I'm not a big lever action fan but I do realize that many are! The 450 Marlin is a formidable round capable of killing anything in North America and so can be said the same for the 45/70 with proper loads. I think if I had my druthers I would take the 450 Marlin with its 3500 ft lbs of energy either in the Marlin or Browning BLR.

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      • #4
        Oh you done did it now Treestand. It's on! Talk about a "loaded" question. LOL

        To be honest, I waver back and forth. I don't currently reload so I stick the comparison to factory ammo of which there has been a lot of improvement in the .45-70 side for a while now. There still basically identical. The .450 had heavier brass (but harder to find), with more modern loads, and rifles, I don't know that it's even truly a factor.

        I think right now I'm in the 1895M .45-70 camp.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
          Oh you done did it now Treestand. It's on! Talk about a "loaded" question. LOL

          To be honest, I waver back and forth. I don't currently reload so I stick the comparison to factory ammo of which there has been a lot of improvement in the .45-70 side for a while now. There still basically identical. The .450 had heavier brass (but harder to find), with more modern loads, and rifles, I don't know that it's even truly a factor.

          I think right now I'm in the 1895M .45-70 camp.
          Bucky, They make three types of ammo for the 45/70 One is loaded down for use in older trap door models with three loading's for today's Rifles anything from Hornady is for today's modern Guns.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pmacc60 View Post
            I'm not a big lever action fan but I do realize that many are! The 450 Marlin is a formidable round capable of killing anything in North America and so can be said the same for the 45/70 with proper loads. I think if I had my druthers I would take the 450 Marlin with its 3500 ft lbs of energy either in the Marlin or Browning BLR.
            Good Thinking, If i were into the Joly Green Giant Killer! The 450 Marlin would be for me.

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            • #7
              I have both the .450 Marlin and .45/70. The .450 operates at about twice the pressure of the older .45/70. To get full potential from the .45/70 it is a reloading proposition.
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              • #8
                I think the .450 Marlin is the ideal feral hog medicine.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                  I have both the .450 Marlin and .45/70. The .450 operates at about twice the pressure of the older .45/70. To get full potential from the .45/70 it is a reloading proposition.
                  Very Nice Rifle! I have one in 350 Marlin and it kikes a tad(+) more then a 35 Rem.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                    I have both the .450 Marlin and .45/70. The .450 operates at about twice the pressure of the older .45/70. To get full potential from the .45/70 it is a reloading proposition.
                    Nice gun and rack , I miss the days of gun racks and gun cabinets

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                      I have both the .450 Marlin and .45/70. The .450 operates at about twice the pressure of the older .45/70. To get full potential from the .45/70 it is a reloading proposition.
                      I miss the days of a Gun Cabinets on display and wall hangers. Now a days you cant trust your "Neighbors"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                        I have both the .450 Marlin and .45/70. The .450 operates at about twice the pressure of the older .45/70. To get full potential from the .45/70 it is a reloading proposition.
                        I just finished putting this rack together and it will hang over the fireplace. I rotate the rifles so I don't get tired of looking at the same one.
                        I believe the .450Marlin was designed for the guides and bush pilots going for moose and bears.
                        I reload for it and also have some Hornady Leverevolution for it.

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                        • #13
                          I have always loved the 45-70. Just something about it speaks to me.

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