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  1. Is it OK to load .45-70 on a progressive? Is it bad like buying too much ice cream?

    The 45/70 Govt.
    .461"-405gr, w/27gr-37gr IMR4198, Federal Lrg Magnum primers, for evaluation loads; i.e. best accuracy/grouping w/no leading. Mon-Tues start chasing paper plates @ 100yd. Yup, I'm using glass; a Vortex Crossfire, CF2-31031, 6-18 x 44 AO, V-Plex scope to keep this shooter out of the equation as...
  2. Just bought NEW Stainless Steel Marlin 1895GS 45-70 and.......

    The 45/70 Govt.
    When it arrived at my FFL, I went in and they placed sealed unopened marlin box in front of me, now at this point i was sweating a little, hoping it was not horrendous like you hear about. Opened the box slowly and guess what? It was flawless!!:congrats: Fit and finish was spot on, sights were...
  3. JM Stamp

    General Gun Related Off Topic Stuff
    Hi, I got lucky a few years ago and came across a pre-Remlin 1895GS. This was a pretty important detail to me at the time as Remington had not yet worked out the quality issues after buying Marlin. My question: Is this still as big a deal as it used to be, and how/does it effect the value of...
  4. My tack driver 1895 GS

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Took my newer 1895 GS out for a spin on Sunday. Gun is completely stock except for a new Burris 2.5x scout scope, Warne QD rings, and XS backup sights. I shot a very impressive 1", 5-shot group at 150 yds with hand loads off a bean bag rest. This gun is fantastic!
  5. Big Bore Range Day - Guide Gun Style

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Spent the morning at the range today taking out clay pigeons and chunks of wood. I just grabbed the .458 dia. plinkers off the rack to take along, even left the 444P at the ranch; she was whining when I got home. I ignored her cause I wanted nothing but the best with me today.:flute: You just...
  6. Range Day - 1st Time Shooter

    General Gun Related Off Topic Stuff
    Went to the range this morning with BIL, our son and his friend. It was a Marlin day for sure. Our son's friend had never shot anything but a red ryder prior to this day. Started her out on a 783, 22 mag Marlin and she quickly was on target and grouping nicely. Then moved on to the 444P. I...
  7. 1895GS jam

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hello All I am new to the forum and new to lever action rifles. I purchased this stainless steel guide gun, an 1895GS at a gun show. I am getting feed failures all the time. The ammo is Hornady 250g. The round comes up OK but then as the bolt comes forward, The rear of the cartragde slides down...