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    >308mxlr vs the bigger ones

    Tell me I am not an idiot. I decided to go for a bigger bore Lever. I had what I thought was my dream gun and even bought a boat load of ammo to ensure I would be good for many years. In any case I decided to shoot my friends larger bore and fell in love. SIGH! I decided to list my .308 with friggen 300 rounds on a separate site. Not sharing the link because I don't want this closed because I am advertising it. But needed to know before it ends or anything, am I making a huge mistake. I really like the idea of using a 45/70 open sights for hog hunting. Am I being absolutely stupid for selling my JM rifle. Are the JM rifles any better than the post remmy issues rifles? Were the 45/70's culprit of any of the accuracy issues after Remmy took over?

    In any case I have been a member for many years, never really posted because I never really had a need to, but now... yeah.... having second thoughts....

    Apologies if this type of question has been posted before..

    Moose76
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    Keep your 308 it is the ultimate rifle for most everything .Your just going through wants rather than needs . 45-70 are everywhere

    JM 308 is priceless

    just my 2 cents

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    Appreciate the feedback. Probably the exact reason I posted the question. I am going from perfection to.....well maybe that's cool. I have a few days to decide but this is the exact type of feedback I needed to figure out what I want to do.. Again, appreciate it
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    Id keep the 308me and im a 444 guy.

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    the 308 will do what needs doin at longer ranges and they are hard to find - as mentioned above - there are lots of 45-70's around - just hammer the plastic and own both -
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    Keep the 308 and the ammo. It's a nice one for longer ranges and will handle most anything in N.A. If you want a 45-70, get one, just don't get rid of the 308. DP
    TEAM 444 #187, Team 35 #7, Two Marlin 1894Cs, Remlin 1894C, 1894-44mag, 1952 Marlin 30-30, 1966 Texan 30-30. Glenfield 36G & two 30A's 30-30, 30-30 XLR, , five- 35rem. 1951 SC, 1952 SC, 1957, 1975 and 2008, 38-55 CB, M-375, 308 MX, 338MXLR, 444P, 444SS, , XS-7 22-250, XS-7 7mm-08 AI,

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    Ditto to all the above.
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    Tm. Marlin Express 308 & 338 MX,MXLR.
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    Sigh, you guys aren't making this easy.... But, maybe you are on to something...Now to figure out how to justify adding to the collection instead of thinning the heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose76 View Post
    Sigh, you guys aren't making this easy.... But, maybe you are on to something...Now to figure out how to justify adding to the collection instead of thinning the heard.
    Thats easy

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    keep the 308 ,get whatever you want ,nothing wrong with having 2 or three marlins or a dozen


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