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    Welcome from the piedmont of georgia
    Enjoy GODS great outdoors

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    Hey Matthew - welcome to MO and greetings from Ohio. A .30/30 will kill anything you'll hunt in TN. However, so will a .45/70, and then you'd be prepared for that trip you mentioned for bear/bison out west.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpig View Post
    My first gun was a 336 30-30, my dad had a marlin 35 and a 444. I really enjoyed the 30-30 amd 35, I've been looking at the 45-70 but I'm worried the recoil will kill my already bad shoulders (torn rotator cuff and bursitis). I want to go out west for bison, moose, or elk, maybe even a bear. So that's why I'm wanting a 45-70, most of my hunting will be here in Tennessee though.
    If it's a 45-70 you're really interested in, get one. You could get into reloading and work up some TN deer loads that are shoulder forgiving and some effective bison loads.
    Jimmy C
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    Welcome to Marlin owners from NE Indiana.
    I am Steve and I have a Marlin problem.😁
    I started with a 94 44mag to meet Indiana's pistol caliber deer rifle requirements. Then I spotted a 1894 in 25-20. Well Dad had a Win 92 in that caliber so why not? A friend had a 39a and it was a squirrel killing machine. So I started looking and found one. Then came a 336 in 30-30. Then a d&t waffle top in my birth year,popped up in the 35rem. Birth year and 35rem which I can shorten to make state land requirements done deal. Then Gander Outdoors ran an add for 1895 45-70 for $500. Add another one to the safe.
    If I were you I would look for a 336A or 336SC in 35 rem. Not much more kick than a 30-30 with a little more punch.
    Or just go big early and get the 45-70
    Steve_In
    People say money can't buy happiness But it can buy me a Marlin and ammo to shoot in it, dies, powder bullets...

    Team Southpaw #9 TEAM 1894 #400


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