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New 2005 Marlin .45-70 owner. Saw an outstanding YouTube on "What is a brush gun" that contrasted how heavy brush affects different calibers at 50 yards. A fantastic demonstration for why size matters. With the exception of my old 12-gauge, my firearms are about home defense. I wanted a deer rifle for no more than 200 yards out that I would enjoy shooting. Thought about a bolt action, but there's something beautiful about lever-action rifle design. The Marlin is iconic. And then someone was selling a barely used JM out on Gunbroker and it called to me. I'm probably a week or so from its arrival. Looking forward to learning from all of you and participating on this forum.
 

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Welcome from South Florida!
 
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Welcome from Central NY !
 
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Welcome from Goldthwaite, TX! Thanks for joining us! John
 
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Welcome aboard! Congrats on the rifle, and enjoy...
 
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WELCOME FROM OLYMPIA, WA; IN THE GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST - THE "ORIGINAL MARLIN®" (North Haven, CT Rifles) COUNTRY!
 
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Welcome from down south Louisiana.

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Welcome from SW Ohio.

Enjoy that 45-70!
 
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