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    Re: 450 Marlin vs. 45/70 Help me decide.

    It has become appearant that you can't make up your mind. This because you need both. So you problem is that you need to decide which one to buy first. So you need to do so some shopping. Shop around for both gun and cartridges first and see which is the easiest to acquire economically and conveniently in your area. Then get that one. Later on you get the other one and now your complex is problem solved. You'll be much happier with both, you wait and see! Ask anyone here if I not be true.
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    Re: 450 Marlin vs. 45/70 Help me decide.

    I have both and the 45-70 is a good round. I perfer the 450 simply because the brass is better and feeds great. The ammo is great right the shelf and easy to reload. I reload for both and find the 450 an excellent choice. You won't go wrong with either. Unless you reload, the heavier 45-70 loads are too expensive as is most other things in life.
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    Re: 450 Marlin vs. 45/70 Help me decide.

    Quote Originally Posted by City Slicker
    1895Gunner...that makes my shoulder hurt just looking at that line-up.
    City Slicker, I'm thinking that you really want a 450 cause you've been hangin out with us a bunch lately. Come on now - admit it.
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    Re: 450 Marlin vs. 45/70 Help me decide.

    I like the pretty pictures...but I think you fellas are too tough for me.


    "In hind sight, we would have faired better armed with .32 Specials." Col. George Custer, Battle of Little Bighorn

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    Re: 450 Marlin vs. 45/70 Help me decide.

    I was looking at the Marlin 45/70's until I came across this Marlin 1895M .450 Marlin at a
    local pawn shop, and after doing research on the cartridge I decided to go with the .450
    Marlin, as I like buying factory high power ammo; I don't reload. I got this one for $300
    out the door [it's like new] so that helped me decide too.

    I'll put a "Decelerator pad", a "bullet stock band", a nice sling and leave the rest as it is;
    I like to keep it simple and I can do pretty good with iron sights.

    I found the cheapest ammo at Big Supply Shop; 5 boxes of Hornady 350 gr FP [with shipping]
    for $157.66 which is a pretty good deal [$1.57 per round].


    http://www.bigsupplyshop.com/Hornady...250_p_567.html

    I'll use this when I'm out in the wilderness hiking, camping, fishing and such to dispatch
    any maniac animals with bad attitudes.




    I also picked up this [like new] genuine US Army M9 bayonet at another pawn shop for
    only $30 out the door, which was a steal. This bayonet makes a great hunting/fighting/
    survival knife and I also have AR-15's to attach it to in case I feel the need.



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    Re: 450 Marlin vs. 45/70 Help me decide.

    CDMCKY, welcome to MarlinOwners. Great deal on the 450! Why don't you swing by here and join Team 450?

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    Re: 450 Marlin vs. 45/70 Help me decide.

    I would say get both. You probably won't be disappointed with either. I would probably go after the 450 first just because I don't see as many around as the 45/70 in my local.

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    Re: 450 Marlin vs. 45/70 Help me decide.

    CDMCKY good job on finding a great deal.
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    Re: 450 Marlin vs. 45/70 Help me decide.

    Quote Originally Posted by Halwg
    The 450 is just so much fun to shoot!
    This young man has summed it up.
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    Re: 450 Marlin vs. 45/70 Help me decide.

    I've had both and still have my XLR in 450 and love it! Nothing wrong with the 45-70 if you handload. The affordable 45-70 loads I decided were too anemic for me as I don't handload yet either. The Buffalo Bore loads are great but too expensive to shoot very much so I went with the 450. Already loaded pretty much to full potential in the Hornady ammo and more reasonably priced than the Buffalo Bore. Although Buffalo Bore loads heavy bullets in the 450 too if the need arises. I like the 45-70 and will probably eventually get another one but the 450 is my pick between the two.


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