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    Marlin Model 70HC

    I have an old Marlin model 70HC and don't remember seeing anything on the site about this rifle that was bought in 1990 at the local Coast To Coast hardware store. Anyone have this model also?

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    Re: Marlin Model 70HC

    Pictures might be nice.
    I'm no expert; I'm just, well, opinionated.

    http://s884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/p-t-max/Marlin group/?albumview=slideshow

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    Re: Marlin Model 70HC

    My wife has one. I bought it for her in a pawn shop in '97. Great rabbit getter!! No issues.

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    Re: Marlin Model 70HC

    I have a Glenfield 70 and it is a great shooter with Tech-Sights. All I have is 10 round mags though.

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    Re: Marlin Model 70HC

    I still think pictures would be kinda nice.
    I'm no expert; I'm just, well, opinionated.

    http://s884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/p-t-max/Marlin group/?albumview=slideshow

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    Re: Marlin Model 70HC

    The 70HC (HC stood for High Capacity) came with a 7 & 15 shot magazine.
    The kicker was that a 25-round (or was it 30?) clear plastic Ramline Magazine was available.

    Unfortunately, Ramline stopped making the model 70 mag due to the Clinton Gun Ban of 1994,
    yet since the Clinton Gun Ban expired, they've been too pansy to start them back up.
    So let me give a big olde Eff You to Ramline.

    They also stopped making the Model 60 & 70 versions of their Ramline Stock...
    So there's another big Eff You to Ramline.
    Fortunately, we can still get the leftover model 70 stocks from Numrich and slap 'em on our 795's

    I've even tried to get Ramline to remake the Model 70 mags...
    but they say they don't know where the old molds are...
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    Re: Marlin Model 70HC

    My wife's came new with the tags all on it, and a 7 shoot clip. I always thought the HC was for "heavy carbine" as it does have a short, heavy barrel. Never knew of any other clips available for it either. Doesn't matter as she prefers a tube feed, as it's easier for her to load and shoots longer between loads. I found that out after I bought it for her and cut it to fit. It will be great for the grandkids. We have 4 and one on the way.

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    Re: Marlin Model 70HC

    Thanks Big Shrek for a little history on the 70HC, it came with a 7 round magazine and bought the 25 round magazine also. Picked the rifle for the kids to learn with, but they weren't interested and sat in the back of the safe. Have the origional receipt and owners manual. Was shooting with some people who shoot in the Appleseed and thought the 70HC might be good for this with a cheap scope. Wonder if the 10 round magazine from the 795 may work.

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    Re: Marlin Model 70HC

    Quote Originally Posted by chef larry
    Thanks Big Shrek for a little history on the 70HC, it came with a 7 round magazine and bought the 25 round magazine also. Picked the rifle for the kids to learn with, but they weren't interested and sat in the back of the safe. Have the origional receipt and owners manual. Was shooting with some people who shoot in the Appleseed and thought the 70HC might be good for this with a cheap scope. Wonder if the 10 round magazine from the 795 may work.
    Yep, the 795 mags will slide right in.

    The reverse isn't true UNLESS you file off the bump inside the 795's Magwell.
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    To revive a long dead thread...

    The 70HC was the first gun I ever bought. I bought it at a Brindle's (sp?) in Greensboro, NC around 1992 for less than $100. It was (and still is) a great little rifle, though the hi-cap mag eventually wore out (I can't remember if it came with a 25 or a 15, I wore out which ever it came with and Marlin replaced it with the other IIRC, which I also wore out). The two 7 round mags I bought for it are still running strong. I can't even begin to imagine how many rounds I put through the 70HC. I bought it back when Winchester Wildcat was $7.90 a brick on sale, and I burned a lot of bricks between that and my buddy's pre-Mk I Ruger .22 pistol. I still have the rifle. It was my first gun, so I'll likely keep it forever. I have bought, sold, and traded a lot of guns since then, but I still have the Marlin.

    ETA: Required Pics of well "loved" 70HC:









    Last edited by Landric; 03-21-2012 at 07:41 PM.


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