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Offline Rowdy Fulcher

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1895 Marlin
« on: June 21, 2019, 09:07:29 pm »
Who loves the 45-70 I have a half octagon half round that came from Davidson's . I used it to kill a few Deer . Haven't shot it in several years .

Offline Tuolumne Lawman

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Re: 1895 Marlin
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2019, 11:20:29 pm »
I did an article for the Cowboy Chronicle on the Marlin 1895 when it first came out in the 1895CB model.  I really liked it. It did really great with SPG lubed bullets and BP.   I didn't keep it because I don't do long range stuff.   A couple guys in our SASS club have them and use them in long large side matches.  They love them.
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Offline LonesomePigeon

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Re: 1895 Marlin
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 02:37:19 pm »
 Never heard of a half octagon half round in the modern ones, that sounds really cool. I don't have a .45-70 but I did find about 50 shells at the local range and I saved them 'cause I want to get one.

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Re: 1895 Marlin
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 04:05:42 pm »
I have one purchased in  the early 1980's, straight grip, micro groove, no safety on them yet at that time. I've carried it but never got a shot at deer. Planning on using it this year, so I bought an older Weaver K-2.5 scope due to the front sight being pretty much invisible anymore. (Darn 61 year old eyes!) Just mounted the scope this afternoon. Never fear, it came already D/T from the factory. Original plug screws safely stored in a labeled ziplock bag. Now time to hit the loading bench and work up some loads. Because of the type of rifling, I'm planning on using some of the 350gr Berry's Plated bullets for practice, with Reloader 7.